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We recognize social media is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage our staff resources (your tax dollars), we generally only monitor comments and postings during regular business hours.

Once posted, the Fairfax County reserves the right to delete submissions that contain:

  1. Vulgar language
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  6. Advocate illegal activity
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  8. Infringe on copyrights or trademarks
  9. Personally identifiable medical information
  10. Information that may compromise the safety, security or proceedings of public systems or any criminal or civil investigations.

If there are repeated violations, then Fairfax County will ban participation on platforms that permit organizations to ban users. Please note that the comments expressed on these sites do not reflect the opinions and position of the Fairfax County government or its officers and employees.

If you have any questions concerning the operation of this online moderated discussion site, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at publicaffairs@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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Updated June 1, 2017

 

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Rain today and into the week. Might be patchy fog as well. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has some good guidance for safe driving in the rain, like keeping extra distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Also, turn on your lights anytime it’s raining. Check out the video for more tips. Our firefighters and paramedics do not want to meet you by preventable “accident” today or anytime soon! #weather #traffic

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Want to live rent-free at Frying Pan Farm? Learn how to at the Ellmore Farmhouse Open House: Saturday, October 13 from noon to 3 p.m. Enjoy a tour of the historic home and learn more about our Resident Curator Program. bit.ly/2DejiOU ... See MoreSee Less

Want to live rent-free at Frying Pan Farm? Learn how to at the Ellmore Farmhouse Open House: Saturday, October 13 from noon to 3 p.m. Enjoy a tour of the historic home and learn more about our Resident Curator Program. http://bit.ly/2DejiOU

 

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Sara Metcalf

Johanna Blume come home!

Luana Gavetti Let's do it!

So cool

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Have a blast this fall with golfing tournaments to challenge your game and up the fun factor! Team up with your kid at Burke Lake Golf Course to compete for prizes in the Junior/Parent tourney on Saturday, September 29! There will be two age divisions: Adult/Junior 7-12; and Adult/Junior 13-17. Learn more: go.usa.gov/xPTRk ... See MoreSee Less

Have a blast this fall with golfing tournaments to challenge your game and up the fun factor! Team up with your kid at Burke Lake Golf Course to compete for prizes in the Junior/Parent tourney on Saturday, September 29! There will be two age divisions: Adult/Junior 7-12; and Adult/Junior 13-17. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xPTRk

16 hours ago

Fairfax County Police Department

#MeetFCPD: When Second Lieutenant Eric Becker was in high school, he became a certified EMT and began volunteering with a local ambulance squad. It was through that experience that he realized a career in #lawenforcement was what he wanted. 🚑

Eric grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, spending most of his life in Pennsylvania. When he was officially hired by our department in June of 1999, he picked up everything and moved to Fairfax County, where he didn’t know anyone! While attending the academy, he remembers it felt like at least one person dropped out or recycled due to injury every week, and thought, “What’s going to happen to me? Did I do the right thing moving down here?” After he graduated, all the fear and doubt that he was experiencing went away, and a sense of belonging kicked in.

After graduating from the Criminal Justice Academy, Eric started his career at our Fair Oaks District Station. He has worked 19 years in patrol and was transferred to the Mason District Station and promoted to Second Lieutenant last month.

At this point in his career, Eric gets a lot of satisfaction out of training the next generation of police officers. In particular, he enjoys being able to teach new recruits and cadets the skills they will one day need to keep themselves safe.

When not on duty, Eric spends his time with his family and enjoys being outdoors. His big project right now? Teaching his son how to drive! 🚗

Wondering what it would be like to #BeFCPD? Contact our recruiters at BeFCPD@fairfaxcounty.gov or (703) 246-4063 to learn more about a career in law enforcement!
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Nothing like us Philly guys. It’s in the woooder! Wayward Hogies and cheesesteaks make for great cops! Go Eagles and Villanova!🍷😎👍

Good morning, Second Lt. Becker. Thank you for your service. Another hero in blue and gray!

Congratulations 2nd LT Eric Becker!

RESPECT

20 hours ago

Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Update: ADOPTED!

Can you believe Sophie is EIGHTEEN years old?! Neither can we, to be honest. She was surrendered because her previous owner thought she had some medical issues, but it turns out she's pretty darn healthy for an 18-year-old cat! We did some blood work that came back with nothing concerning, and also a urinalysis that indicated a mild urinary tract infection. She is now on medication to clear that up, and we can tell she's feeling pretty good! She has a bit of a limp, likely due to age-related arthritis. Sophie LOVES being out and about, especially if she's being held and carried around; she only weighs six pounds so she's easy to carry, too. She's deaf, which is maybe why she likes to be carried or sit on your lap - then she knows exactly where you are! She is front declawed so she should go to a home with no other pets that might bully her. She has lived with other cats and doesn't seem to mind the other Cat Adoption residents. Sophie is really just a sweet elderly gal who is pretty easy-going!
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Adopted!

What a bad owner. Giving up kitty just because she is sick. I hope she finds a loving home. She deserves the best.

The arthritis is likely due to the declaw. Amalie has really stiff days and she's only around 12. Someone declawed her before we adopted her. We had another cat for a while who had a really bad back, and he was declawed as well. Sophie is still a great cat, but I've got 4, three of them are special needs. People should not be afraid of taking in senior animals and giving them their fabulous retirement home. I took in a four year old guinea pig and we had a very nice six months together(my oldest guinea pig was 8). Plus, the oldest cat on record was in their 30s, so Sophie may still have a long time ahead of her. You never know.

I have some Science Hills urinary cat food that my cat won’t eat anymore. 13 cans. Happy to donate if Fairfax Animal Shelter would like it.

Deaf, declawed, dumped- GREAT owner 🙄 Hope this little girl gets a home ❤️

I have dogs or I would take her. Seniors should have there last year with love.

So happy she was adopted.

SO happy she’s found her furever home!

Any info on the adopters and type of home she went to?

She is precious, I hope she finds a forever home.

She's beautiful!

Senior pets rock!! 💗

She is beautiful. She glad she found a home

Congratulations on your new home Sophie.

Awww! Love this news.

Deb Orr Davis look at this little old lady

Madeleine Thomas 😭😭😭

Virginia Salomon she's so little omg

Marie Thomerson

Beca Ahn

Kris Zablackas

Robin Palyo Handy

Jenny Nichols

Aaron Finley

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This is an update for Sunday, September 23. Due to inclement weather, there are several closures today.
+ Burke Lake Park marina and amusements are closed;the park remains open.
+ Lake Accotink Park marina is closed; the park remains open.
+ Clemyjontri Park is closed today.
+ The batting cages at Braddock Park are closed.

We urge you to call sites that feature outdoor activities today before you go.
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This is an update for Sunday, September 23. Due to inclement weather, there are several closures today. 
+ Burke Lake Park marina and amusements are closed;the park remains open.
+ Lake Accotink Park marina is closed; the park remains open.
+ Clemyjontri Park is closed today.
+ The batting cages at Braddock Park are closed.

We urge you to call sites that feature outdoor activities today before you go.

Surprise (not really)! A potential for a significant amount of rain today and into the week. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has some good guidance for safe driving in the rain, like keeping extra distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Also, turn on your lights anytime it’s raining. Check out the video for more tips. Our firefighters and paramedics do not want to meet you by preventable “accident” today or anytime soon!

youtu.be/5c8IEB9YaLQSafety tips for driving in the rain from the Virginia Department of Transportation
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As we embrace the first autumn breezes of the season, the Fairfax County Farmers Markets will be hosting a Fall Harvest Celebration at three market locations. Fall favorites like pumpkins and apples will start rolling into season. Kids are invited to paint pumpkins, play fall harvest bingo, and show off their costumes. In celebration of the bountiful fall season, we will have a free gift basket raffle and host healthy cooking demonstrations by local chefs. Learn more: go.usa.gov/xPTRv ... See MoreSee Less

As we embrace the first autumn breezes of the season, the Fairfax County Farmers Markets will be hosting a Fall Harvest Celebration at three market locations. Fall favorites like pumpkins and apples will start rolling into season. Kids are invited to paint pumpkins, play fall harvest bingo, and show off their costumes. In celebration of the bountiful fall season, we will have a free gift basket raffle and host healthy cooking demonstrations by local chefs. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xPTRv

Notta is a very happy, outgoing girl. She loves to greet you with a few barks and hops but that's just because she is soooo happy to meet you! She loves attention and searches for pets and love. She knows basic commands like sit and down and walks pretty nicely on the leash. She's got a lot of energy, but she does tire out pretty quickly. She did very well when meeting other dogs at the shelter, but she can be a bit forward, so an introduction to potential doggy siblings would be a good idea. She came to us from one of our rural rescue partners, and we are so happy to be part of the next chapter of her life in finding her new forever home. Curious about how she got her name? Well, initially the rural rescue thought she was possibly pregnant, but it turns out she wasn't. We were calling her 'Not the Mama!' for a while, but that got shortened to just 'Notta.' She doesn't really respond to it so if you're her lucky adopter, you can change it to whatever you want! Visit her tomorrow when we open at 10am! ... See MoreSee Less

Notta is a very happy, outgoing girl. She loves to greet you with a few barks and hops but thats just because she is soooo happy to meet you! She loves attention and searches for pets and love. She knows basic commands like sit and down and walks pretty nicely on the leash. Shes got a lot of energy, but she does tire out pretty quickly. She did very well when meeting other dogs at the shelter, but she can be a bit forward, so an introduction to potential doggy siblings would be a good idea. She came to us from one of our rural rescue partners, and we are so happy to be part of the next chapter of her life in finding her new forever home. Curious about how she got her name? Well, initially the rural rescue thought she was possibly pregnant, but it turns out she wasnt. We were calling her Not the Mama! for a while, but that got shortened to just Notta. She doesnt really respond to it so if youre her lucky adopter, you can change it to whatever you want! Visit her tomorrow when we open at 10am!

 

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Awe! Baby girl💔

Awe! Baby girl💔

It may be tempting, but say NO to raw dough! Check out this infographic for more baking tips. bit.ly/2MUmhju #StoryofYourDinner #FoodSafety ... See MoreSee Less

It may be tempting, but say NO to raw dough! Check out this infographic for more baking tips. https://bit.ly/2MUmhju #StoryofYourDinner #FoodSafety

The #HealthyStrides Wellness Book Club meets monthly at Fairfax County libraries! In September, we’re exploring the nutritional supplement craze, with the book “Vitamania,” by Catherine Price. For reading list and more: bit.ly/2xeh7EL ... See MoreSee Less

The #HealthyStrides Wellness Book Club meets monthly at Fairfax County libraries! In September, we’re exploring the nutritional supplement craze, with the book “Vitamania,” by Catherine Price. For reading list and more: http://bit.ly/2xeh7EL

Don't forget to join us tonight, September 22 from 7-10 p.m., for das Burketoberfest at the Burke Lake double-decker driving range! Enjoy unlimited range balls and soft drinks, Oktoberfest inspired food and music, games, prizes and 1 drink ticket for adults age 21+ with valid ID. Lederhosen not required! Register today: bit.ly/2MP9akp ... See MoreSee Less

Dont forget to join us tonight, September 22 from 7-10 p.m., for das Burketoberfest at the Burke Lake double-decker driving range! Enjoy unlimited range balls and soft drinks, Oktoberfest inspired food and music, games, prizes and 1 drink ticket for adults age 21+ with valid ID. Lederhosen not required! Register today: http://bit.ly/2MP9akp

Bike Fairfax invites you to join us in celebrating national Bike Your Park Day on Saturday, Sept. 29! Congressman Connolly will kick off a six-mile family-friendly ride on the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail at 10am, which will begin and end at the Audrey Moore ReCenter. RSVP for the ride by emailing bikefairfax@fairfaxcounty.gov. Find out more: bit.ly/BYPFFX18. ... See MoreSee Less

Bike Fairfax invites you to join us in celebrating national Bike Your Park Day on Saturday, Sept. 29! Congressman Connolly will kick off a six-mile family-friendly ride on the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail at 10am, which will begin and end at the Audrey Moore ReCenter. RSVP for the ride by emailing bikefairfax@fairfaxcounty.gov. Find out more: bit.ly/BYPFFX18.

Digitize your photos, video cassettes and more at the library’s DIY Memory Depot stations. Library Card Required. bit.ly/2MQKFDc #LibraryCardSignupMonth ... See MoreSee Less

Digitize your photos, video cassettes and more at the library’s DIY Memory Depot stations. Library Card Required. http://bit.ly/2MQKFDc      #LibraryCardSignupMonth

 

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Awesome!! 😊

Wonderful!

This might need to be our project over the winter.😜

Neel Saxena you should have gone to a library instead to digitize those video cassettes lol

Chris Matherne

Thomas Fatima

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2 days ago

Ready Fairfax

Happy first day of Fall! 🍂🎃🍃 Time for cooler weather, changing leaves, and pumpkins. We’ll be sharing tips throughout the Fall for staying prepared and preventing hazards. #FirstDayOfFall #PrepareNow ... See MoreSee Less

Happy first day of Fall! 🍂🎃🍃 Time for cooler weather, changing leaves, and pumpkins.  We’ll be sharing tips throughout the Fall for staying prepared and preventing hazards. #FirstDayOfFall #PrepareNow

See what's new this week at the Fairfax County Public Library at:

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There are 12 new bestsellers, 46 new movies, one new audiobook, 122 new children's books, and 104 other new books, including 15 that are available online.

The new bestsellers this week include "Full Disclosure," "Wildcard," and "Escaping From Houdini." The new movies this week include "Won't You Be My Neighbor?," "RBG," and "Three Identical Strangers."
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See whats new this week at the Fairfax County Public Library at:

*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=956-421 ***

There are 12 new bestsellers, 46 new movies, one new audiobook, 122 new childrens books, and 104 other new books, including 15 that are available online.

 The new bestsellers this week include Full Disclosure, Wildcard, and Escaping From Houdini. The new movies this week include Wont You Be My Neighbor?, RBG, and Three Identical Strangers.

What's sweeter than Honey? Not much that we can think of! Honey is an outgoing, happy girl who loves to play, play, play! Her favorite game is whatever you're up for. She's very good at fetch and even occasionally gives the ball back. She also LOVES getting attention from her people and gets all loose and wiggly when you're petting on her. She may even try to climb into your lap to get a full dose of affection! She's not a big fan of being at the shelter and makes it well known as she barks at everyone from her kennel. But once you get her out and about, she's an absolute doll! She is still a young pup who hasn't learned a lot of manners in her two years on this planet, so the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter have sponsored two free training sessions for her adopters to get started off on the right paw! Just think how awesome it will be to walk in your front door, yell "Honey, I'm home," and have this beauty greet your with a big, bright smile! ... See MoreSee Less

Whats sweeter than Honey? Not much that we can think of! Honey is an outgoing, happy girl who loves to play, play, play! Her favorite game is whatever youre up for. Shes very good at fetch and even occasionally gives the ball back. She also LOVES getting attention from her people and gets all loose and wiggly when youre petting on her. She may even try to climb into your lap to get a full dose of affection! Shes not a big fan of being at the shelter and makes it well known as she barks at everyone from her kennel. But once you get her out and about, shes an absolute doll! She is still a young pup who hasnt learned a lot of manners in her two years on this planet, so the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter have sponsored two free training sessions for her adopters to get started off on the right paw! Just think how awesome it will be to walk in your front door, yell Honey, Im home, and have this beauty greet your with a big, bright smile!

 

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How old???

Honey is lots of fun!

Austin Tyser and she’s practically Ellie’s twin

Francisco Bermudez chiefs twin

Jesus Tapia looks like Cash!

Heather Morgan oh my goodness😍

Noor Mahdi

R.F. Funes Sr.

Alison Maria Rice

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2 days ago

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Such a soulful face!

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2 days ago

Fairfax County Police Department

It’s #ShelterSaturday – meet Murphy! This adorable hound dog came to us from one of our rural rescue partners, where he was found as a stray. He’s a bit of a nervous dog at times (when he first arrived, doorways scared him!), but is very relaxed once he gets comfortable with someone. He currently loves spending time curled up in his bed, which is his safe space when he’s feeling overwhelmed.

Murphy is pretty good walking on a leash, but loud noises and sudden movements can scare him! One thing he does love? Other dogs. 🐶🐶🐶 He would LOVE to live with another friendly pup who might be able to teach him to be more confident. This sweet, nervous dog can’t wait to relax into life in his forever home!

Interested in adopting? Visit the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (4500 West Ox Road) to learn more!
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It’s #ShelterSaturday – meet Murphy! This adorable hound dog came to us from one of our rural rescue partners, where he was found as a stray. He’s a bit of a nervous dog at times (when he first arrived, doorways scared him!), but is very relaxed once he gets comfortable with someone. He currently loves spending time curled up in his bed, which is his safe space when he’s feeling overwhelmed. 

Murphy is pretty good walking on a leash, but loud noises and sudden movements can scare him! One thing he does love? Other dogs. 🐶🐶🐶 He would LOVE to live with another friendly pup who might be able to teach him to be more confident. This sweet, nervous dog can’t wait to relax into life in his forever home!

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I met Murphy while visiting the shelter; he licked like I was his best buddy 😁

We rescued a Treeing Walker Coon Hound from Western Maryland. We thought we were Lab people. He was a happy accident. He is the best dog we have ever included as a family member. He was afraid of doors and steps. You learn to live with it. Some family will be so very lucky. Wish we could handle another! 💜🧡. P.s. looks identical to our Boone!

Ginger’s long legged cousin!!Shena

Beatiuful dog the rescued

Debra can I please get him? Pleaseeeeeeeee

Beautiful pooch!

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