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The purpose of our social media accounts is to present matters of public interest in Fairfax County, including its many residents, businesses and visitors. We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and concerns, but please note these are moderated online discussion sites.

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
  2. Personal attacks of any kind
  3. Comments or content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, genetics, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or intellectual disability or sexual orientation
  4. Spam or links to other sites
  5. Clearly off topic
  6. Advocate illegal activity
  7. Promote particular services, products, or political organizations
  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.

YouTube disclaimer: Fairfax County is not responsible for the content provided on “related” and “promoted” videos that are accessible from this county’s YouTube channel. All viewers should note that these related videos and comments expressed on them do not necessarily reflect the opinions and position of the Fairfax County government or its officers and employees.

Updated June 1, 2017

 

Latest Official Facebook Posts

Learn great techniques for how to negotiate and get the best price for your home while minimizing the hassle of selling it Monday, November 26, 7:30 p.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. bit.ly/2DGk3zL ... See MoreSee Less

Learn great techniques for how to negotiate and get the best price for your home while minimizing the hassle of selling it Monday, November 26, 7:30 p.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. https://bit.ly/2DGk3zL

Office for Children Director Anne-Marie Twohie was honored to join colleagues from ACCA Child Development Center, NOVA Community College and George Mason University at Virginia's Early Educator Higher Education Pathways Symposium at Longwood University. The event was attended by First Lady of Virginia Pam Northam and focused on new educational pathways for early childhood teachers. www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2018/november/headline-834061-en.html ... See MoreSee Less

Office for Children Director Anne-Marie Twohie was honored to join colleagues from ACCA Child Development Center, NOVA Community College and George Mason University at Virginias Early Educator Higher Education Pathways Symposium at Longwood University. The event was attended by First Lady of Virginia Pam Northam and focused on new educational pathways for early childhood teachers.  https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2018/november/headline-834061-en.html

Perpetual kitten alert! Queen Nyla is two years old but still the size of a kitten at just under six pounds! She was found abandoned in the woods along with her three kittens; we know she was abandoned because she was wearing a collar! She stayed at the shelter for her whole stray period and no one came for her, so now she's looking for a new family where she will be loved and cared for, for the rest of her life. Queen Nyla is a friendly cat who especially enjoys getting ear scritches and chin rubs, and as you can see she is absolutely beautiful. If you're looking for a teeny tiny cat to grace your home with her presence, come visit Nyla! ... See MoreSee Less

Perpetual kitten alert! Queen Nyla is two years old but still the size of a kitten at just under six pounds! She was found abandoned in the woods along with her three kittens; we know she was abandoned because she was wearing a collar! She stayed at the shelter for her whole stray period and no one came for her, so now shes looking for a new family where she will be loved and cared for, for the rest of her life. Queen Nyla is a friendly cat who especially enjoys getting ear scritches and chin rubs, and as you can see she is absolutely beautiful. If youre looking for a teeny tiny cat to grace your home with her presence, come visit Nyla!

 

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She is so pretty! 😍

Mark Weedon lets fatten her up

Daniel Leija we need a cat!

Marie Thomerson

Tim Jensen

Liisa Gardner

Emily Springs

Nate Fleming

Jack Miller

Alex Preston

Zachary Carter

Hope Mason

Sam Strosnider

Freddie Falcone

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Go for a ride through a magical winter light show as the campground at Lake Fairfax Park undergoes a dramatic holiday makeover! Reserve a spot on the “Starlight Express at Lake Fairfax” and take a wagon ride through a festive holiday light display. After the wagon ride, warm up by the fire, sip on hot cocoa and make s’mores! The Starlight Express runs every 20 minutes from 5 to 8:40 p.m. on five days in December 2018 – Saturdays, December 1, 8 & 15 and Fridays, December 7 & 14. Lean more: bit.ly/2PuuQnc ... See MoreSee Less

Go for a ride through a magical winter light show as the campground at Lake Fairfax Park undergoes a dramatic holiday makeover! Reserve a spot on the “Starlight Express at Lake Fairfax” and take a wagon ride through a festive holiday light display. After the wagon ride, warm up by the fire, sip on hot cocoa and make s’mores! The Starlight Express runs every 20 minutes from 5 to 8:40 p.m. on five days in December 2018 – Saturdays, December 1, 8 & 15 and Fridays, December 7 & 14. Lean more: https://bit.ly/2PuuQnc

Members of Recruit School 144 honoring veterans and looking sharp in their camo tee shirts. #FCFRD firefighters/paramedics are authorized to wear these camouflage tees while on duty Nov. 10-18. Tees are purchased by #fcfrd personnel. All proceeds go to Wounded Warriors Project. ... See MoreSee Less

Members of Recruit School 144 honoring veterans and looking sharp in their camo tee shirts. #FCFRD firefighters/paramedics are authorized to wear these camouflage tees while on duty Nov. 10-18. Tees are purchased by #fcfrd personnel. All proceeds go to Wounded Warriors Project.

 

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Lynn Guagliardo Mullen Heather Uhrin

Well done, Recruits!

So proud of all of you!!!

So proud of you grandson.

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Citizens Advisory Committees (CAC) enhance communication between #FairfaxCounty residents and our department, offering a chance to talk and share concerns with members of their police districts. The local Mt. Vernon CAC recently recognized PFC Sydney Broderick as the Mt. Vernon District Station Officer of the Quarter for outstanding investigative work on two different series of crimes!
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Citizens Advisory Committees (CAC) enhance communication between #FairfaxCounty residents and our department, offering a chance to talk and share concerns with members of their police districts. The local Mt. Vernon CAC recently recognized PFC Sydney Broderick as the Mt. Vernon District Station Officer of the Quarter for outstanding investigative work on two different series of crimes!
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Outstanding!… Very good police work

Congrats and thank you for all your work in the community. Please be safe.

Congratulations !🎖

Congratulations! Thank you for all you do to keep us safe, hero! Isn't the lady on far right, Mrs. Baltimore?

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Did you attend this event? Some good ideas were shared.On Nov. 10, 2018, Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck hosted his first Environment Expo where we will explore how everyone can help save our planet, ... ... See MoreSee Less

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Deck the halls in two wreath making workshops on Saturday,. December 1! Give your home that special touch when you craft a wreath at Green Spring Gardens at 10 a.m. Or, join us at Sully Historic Site at 2 p.m for hot cider and cookies, a tour of the house and wreath-making! For more details: bit.ly/2Tegt4p ... See MoreSee Less

Deck the halls in two wreath making workshops on Saturday,. December 1! Give your home that special touch when you craft a wreath at Green Spring Gardens at 10 a.m. Or, join us at Sully Historic Site at 2 p.m for hot cider and cookies, a tour of the house and wreath-making! For more details: http://bit.ly/2Tegt4p

7 hours ago

Fairfax County Animal Shelter

We just seem to have so many puppies right now! This little guy is Zorro, and he's available for adoption today! He was found crying in a bush by an observant jogger, and as soon as she stopped this pup came running right up to her. We waited but no one came to reclaim him, so now he's looking for a new family. He's about ten weeks old and weighs eight pounds, so he'll probably stay a smaller to medium size. He's a friendly pup who can't wait to be adopted by someone who will teach him all about how to be a good dog. Y'know, things like where to pee and poo, how to make friends with other dogs and people, and how to just grow into a good pupper. If you're ready to bring this good little pup into your life, come meet Zorro! We open at 12 noon. ... See MoreSee Less

We just seem to have so many puppies right now! This little guy is Zorro, and hes available for adoption today! He was found crying in a bush by an observant jogger, and as soon as she stopped this pup came running right up to her. We waited but no one came to reclaim him, so now hes looking for a new family. Hes about ten weeks old and weighs eight pounds, so hell probably stay a smaller to medium size. Hes a friendly pup who cant wait to be adopted by someone who will teach him all about how to be a good dog. Yknow, things like where to pee and poo, how to make friends with other dogs and people, and how to just grow into a good pupper. If youre ready to bring this good little pup into your life, come meet Zorro! We open at 12 noon.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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sorry everyone, I just called the shelter and he has been adopted.

What an adorable Shiba. I hope that the adopters do some research on this breed before bringing this little guy home. He deserves to have a wonderful family that knows what they are getting into <3

Zorro looks like a tiny fox and loves to chase leaves. He is still learning all the puppy things like walking nicely on a leash and chewing toys instead of shoelaces. Volunteers have already started teaching him to come when called and sit for treats. He's a smart little dude. He is quite portable and enjoys snuggles after playing.

Jeff McDonald I don’t know why, but I immediately thought of you when I saw this sweet face ❤️❤️😋

Kelly, looks like a shiba mix!

Verónica Kennedy Christopher R. Thompson What’s the over under for the number of people in line for this fella? 😍

So cute!!! Why would someone abandon him? Looks like a purebred? I truly don't get people???

Erika 😍 his name is Zorro!!

Looks like a Shiba Inu. So adorable.

Aaron u need to take time off work and get there at noon and get it for me!

Cathy, hasn’t anyone tagged you with this guy yet? 😉

Jacki this looks like a puppy that could take the last name dyrholm

Stacy Holscher. I know you just welcomed Hoshi to the family but maybe you need 2 pups. 💜

He is so adorable!

Just.Too.Cute.

OMMGGGGGGGGG I DIE......<3

OMG! He’s so cute! I’d take him if I could!

Sharing this sweetie pie💖

I love you, Zorro

My bet is it’s a shiba Inu. Great dogs!

Omg is he still available??

What’s the adoption fee ?

He is too cute!!

Shiba Inu.... really really soft fur!

Beautiful puppy.

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7 hours ago

Fairfax County Police Department

Foxes have a reputation for being sneaky and elusive...and this one is no exception! 🦊 He was stuck for two days in a local family’s 1800s era “ice house” until our Animal Protection Police were able to capture him, check for injuries, and then release him, unharmed, to return happily to his nearby den!
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Foxes have a reputation for being sneaky and elusive...and this one is no exception! 🦊 He was stuck for two days in a local family’s 1800s era “ice house” until our Animal Protection Police were able to capture him, check for injuries, and then release him, unharmed, to return happily to his nearby den! 
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GOOD JOB as always. No officers got injured, right?

Great job Kimmie and team!

Thank you!!!

Lucky fox 🦊

Gotta love these ladies and gentlemen. Heroes to humans and also furry creatures! OOHRAH!

Poor baby

WTG!

Rob Griffing

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Beware Icy Road Conditions! Report from Fairfax County PD of icy road conditions county wide. Please use extreme caution while driving. #fcfrd #traffic #vatraffic #news ... See MoreSee Less

Beware Icy Road Conditions! Report from Fairfax County PD of icy road conditions county wide. Please use extreme caution while driving. #fcfrd #traffic #vatraffic #news

9 hours ago

Ready Fairfax

Be aware of potential black ice on the roadways and sidewalks this morning. Fairfax County Police Department reports icy road conditions countywide. Please use caution while driving and allow extra time for your commute. ❄️🚙 ... See MoreSee Less

Be aware of potential black ice on the roadways and sidewalks this morning. Fairfax County Police Department reports icy road conditions countywide. Please use caution while driving and allow extra time for your commute. ❄️🚙

From our friends at VDOT this morning (via Twitter): stay safe out there! ... See MoreSee Less

From our friends at VDOT this morning (via Twitter): stay safe out there!

Be aware of potential for black ice on the roadways. Also on sidewalks. Be safe out there! Ice and snow, take it slow! Our #FCFRD firefighters and paramedics do not want to meet you by “accident” this morning. #traffic #weather #vatraffic ... See MoreSee Less

Be aware of potential for black ice on the roadways. Also on sidewalks. Be safe out there! Ice and snow, take it slow! Our #FCFRD firefighters and paramedics do not want to meet you by “accident” this morning. #traffic #weather #vatraffic

19 hours ago

Fairfax County Park Authority

Good news! Power has been restored to Mount Vernon RECenter. We anticipate opening on time Friday morning.UPDATE: MVRC is now open.

Mount Vernon RECenter is closed until further notice due to a power outage.
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Good news! Power has been restored to Mount Vernon RECenter. We anticipate opening on time Friday morning.

The days and nights are starting to get a little colder! All of us will be seeking ways to keep our homes warm. Please make sure you do so safely. Take a moment to watch a brief video below from our partners in safety at the National Fire Protection Association.

Additionally, feel free to click on the links for more specific safety information: ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2018/11/15/a-chill-is-in-the-air-please-heat-home-safely-3/

youtu.be/5BqR4WNd3lAwww.nfpa.org Dan Doofus is back in a new NFPA public service announcement. This time, Dan learns some important safety lessons about home heating.
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21 hours ago

Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Alright folks, who's ready to hear what the DNA results are for our puppies?! Drum roll please... They are 50% labrador retriever, 25% standard poodle, 12.5% german shepherd, and 12.5% too mixed to tell!! Crazy, right?? It really is impossible to guess a dog's breed based on how they look, which is one reason why we don't even try. We focus on each dog's (or puppy's) individual personality and talk about what makes that dog or puppy unique.

This particular litter of puppies will be available for adoption this Saturday, November 17. There are five of them and they're all special and wonderful, and would be a great addition to any family! They've been raised in loving foster homes and are off to a great start in life, and now all they need is a forever family. Potential adopters should read through our adoption process, including requirements and fees, here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/adopt. People often line up hours early to adopt puppies, so if you're interested you should probably consider getting here really early to wait for us to open! We open at 10am on Saturday, and expect these little guys will be adopted super fast! They are, after all, each uniquely special and adorable. <3
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100% adorable

That is going to be one SMART dog!

Interesting mix; should bode well for intelligence and temperament! 😉❤️❤️❤️

100% lovable 😇

Basically labradoodles! Awesome! See you can get any breed from a shelter if you’re patient!

They have the kindest eyes. Such sweet little ones!

Which DNA did you do? I did a Wisdom Panel DNA on my pup after i adopted him. Has helped so much with training, and food.

Omg so gorgeous! I want them 😍😍😍

How many are there

Is there any way to adopt today??

Well those will be some smart dogs with that lineage!

"breed is a silly way to talk about dogs." your brains: don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it you: “wow those dogs are going to be very smart because of their breed"

Beautiful puppers! My black lab and puppy Golden are all my vacuum can handle . 😍🐶They will be great. Good luck, Humans!

Who cares about breeds? Just get yourself a new best friend.

Soooo cute! It’s a good thing they are in Virginia and I am NOT!

They are georgous..look like black labs..

So precious!!! Wish they were closer to The Noke

Aww! So cute! I would love to have another dog!!

They are ADORABLE

So basically an attempt at a labradoodle but either the labro or the doodle was also a mix!

OMG they are toooo cute♥️

Kathleen Marino Saturday is your lucky day.

💯 cutenesses!!!

What a great mix!!!

How early would you recommend being there?

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21 hours ago

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

sNOw day off for our firefighters and paramedics! Today Fire Station 40, Fairfax Center, C-Shift hosted the Leadership Fairfax Government Day. Fire Chief John Butler welcomed and met participants. #CommunityEngagement
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sNOw day off for our firefighters and paramedics! Today Fire Station 40, Fairfax Center, C-Shift hosted the Leadership Fairfax Government Day. Fire Chief John Butler welcomed and met participants. #CommunityEngagement 
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Santa is coming to Sully! Bring your camera to Sully Historic Site this Saturday, November 24 and take photos with Santa in front of an open-hearth fire. While you're there, make an ornament, see a holiday puppet show and take a brisk wagon ride. This event runs from Noon - 4 p.m.; Santa visits and wagon-ride time slots are based on arrival time. Read more: bit.ly/2z9qyHG ... See MoreSee Less

Santa is coming to Sully! Bring your camera to Sully Historic Site this Saturday, November 24 and take photos with Santa in front of an open-hearth fire. While youre there, make an ornament, see a holiday puppet show and take a brisk wagon ride. This event runs from Noon - 4 p.m.; Santa visits and wagon-ride time slots are based on arrival time. Read more: https://bit.ly/2z9qyHG

UPDATE: MVRC is now open.

Mount Vernon RECenter is closed until further notice due to a power outage.
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UPDATE:  MVRC is now open. 

Mount Vernon RECenter is closed until further notice due to a power outage.
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