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The City of Fairfax is an independent city centrally located in Northern Virginia.

IMPACTFUL MEETING TONIGHT...Good morning! What do you think our city's priorities should be when it comes to roads, inte...
06/10/2019

IMPACTFUL MEETING TONIGHT...Good morning! What do you think our city's priorities should be when it comes to roads, intersections and trails?

Tonight, the city's transportation director (Wendy!) will host an interactive forum at 7 pm in the atrium at city hall. Can't make it? Take the 4-minute online survey. We'd love to hear from you! Here's the link: http://bit.ly/2Q5lETc

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE FOURTH OF JULY ACTIVITY IN THE CITY OF FAIRFAX? Please tell us in this **20-second survey** (really...
06/07/2019

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE FOURTH OF JULY ACTIVITY IN THE CITY OF FAIRFAX? Please tell us in this **20-second survey** (really, only 20 seconds). Here's the link: http://bit.ly/2KAjABZ

We're using the info in the July issue of Cityscene. Thanks for your time, and enjoy the weekend! Fairfax City Parks and Recreation

06/07/2019
Proud of our Kids: Daniels Run Science

THIS IS COOL: PROUD OF OUR CITY'S STUDENTS! (Please watch β€” and share). Think these Daniels Run ES are just playing in the creek? Think again. Introducing a living classroom. With the help of the amazing science teacher @Lori H-Hayes, they're learning how to protect the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed β€” and the steps they can take later in life as teens and adults to save the Bay.

What better way to celebrate Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week! Chesapeake Bay Foundation

This is another great video from students Kiki Cowan and Billy Ferguson from Film at Mason. The city's communications department has teamed with George Mason University and its Film Department to create great stories in our community. We're so proud of their work!

Fairfax County Public Schools

06/06/2019
Fairfax City Minute, June 6

WE CAN SEE THE WEEKEND FROM HERE...Terrific weekend options, including the first history walk of the summer. PLUS, want to learn hands-only CPR for FREE from our fire/rescue team? Get the details here in 60+ seconds.

SOLEMN SALUTE...Our Old Town Square fountains are orange for Gun Violence Awareness Week. (Please share.) Moms Demand Ac...
06/05/2019

SOLEMN SALUTE...Our Old Town Square fountains are orange for Gun Violence Awareness Week. (Please share.) Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America #livelifeconnected #wearorange #endgunviolence #momsdemandaction

06/03/2019
Home Makeover: Fairfax City Edition

HOME MAKEOVER: FAIRFAX CITY EDITION...You saw renovation pictures of the *outside* of this Mosby Woods home in the June issue of Cityscene. Now, in this quick video, you can see what the *interior* changes look like.

Thanks to this terrific Mosby Woods couple for letting us spend some time learning about their experience with the ***City of Fairfax Renaissance Housing*** program: no interest loans for 2 years.

More info: Reach out to Tina Gillian at 703.385.2494, or email her at [email protected]

05/31/2019
Fairfax High School Grad Walk, Class of 2019

OK, YOU'LL LOVE THIS...AND PARENTS OF GRADS, YOU'LL GET GOOSEBUMPS :) **PLEASE share** Our communications team captured a GREAT Fairfax City tradition this morning: Our FHS grads returning to @Daniels Run ES @Providence Elementary School (and Lanier Middle) to get high-fives from kids and hugs from their former teachers. Terrific kids...and we're incredibly proud!

City of Fairfax Schools Fairfax County Public Schools Bob ReinselCarolyn Stallone PitchesToby Sorensen Jon ButtramErin Boothe Lenart

05/31/2019
Fairfax City Minute, May 31

HAPPY FRIDAY, HERE'S WHAT'S ON TAP...Lot of fun in store this weekend, including Beer in the Burbs Saturday and Maker Faire George Mason University on Sunday. Details all here in 60+ seconds. Enjoy...and please share!

Beer in the Burbs includes Ornery Beer Company Caboose Brewing Company Ono Brewing Company Alewerks Brewing Company Mustang Sally Brewing CompanyNew District Brewing Company Fair Winds Brewing Company Old Ox Brewery + many more!

05/28/2019
Scout on the Circle Update

WHAT'S GOING ON AT SCOUT ON THE CIRCLE? (The mixed-use project going up near Fairfax Circle.) Along with some members of city council, we recently donned hard hats and checked out the site β€” including the view from the ROOF. Wow. (Please share.)

To see renderings and the project scope, visit: scoutonthecircle.com

Michael DeMarco Jennifer Passey David Meyer Christopher Bruno Fairfax City Economic Development Authority

05/26/2019

Incredible ladder-truck views of the Ride of the Patriots this morn! (Thanks to our friends at the City of Fairfax Fire Department for the video.)

Morning tribute. Ride of the Patriots. Always remember. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈA big thanks to Harlow Chandler ...
05/26/2019

Morning tribute. Ride of the Patriots. Always remember. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
A big thanks to Harlow Chandler from the City of Fairfax Fire Department.

FEELING PROUD. Northern Virginia Magazine just named the Fairfax City Chocolate Lovers Festival the BEST food fest in No...
05/23/2019

FEELING PROUD. Northern Virginia Magazine just named the Fairfax City Chocolate Lovers Festival the BEST food fest in NoVa! (Trust us, there's some amazing competition out there, from Arlington to Alexandria to Reston.) A big thanks to the magazine for the recognition and to all of the people who put this massive event together each winter, including our Fairfax City Parks and Recreation staff and countless volunteers throughout the city, especially Beverly Myers.

Read all about the other category winners in the June issue of the magazine.

We're so pumped up we might go eat something chocolate right now :)

Our #Rock the Block Summer Music Series begins FRIDAY NIGHT! And we just unveiled the official tee shirt. We'll be selli...
05/22/2019

Our #Rock the Block Summer Music Series begins FRIDAY NIGHT! And we just unveiled the official tee shirt. We'll be selling them at the show for only 15 bucks...they're super soft and perfect for summer nights. Stop by the Fairfax City Economic Development Authority booth to get yours.

Details: Old Town Square, 6:30-9:30, beer garden, food trucks, kids' fun, and the return of our favorite Philly band The Rockets...they were amazing last summer during the evening show on the Fourth of July. Weather looks great β€” hope to see you there!

A big thanks to HB Home Services, LLC for sponsoring Rock the Block again this year!

05/21/2019
Proud of Our Women Firefighters!

BEHIND THE SCENES: WE ARE PROUD OF OUR WOMEN FIREFIGHTERS ... don't miss this story about one of Fairfax City's women firefighter-paramedics. Her name is Kathryn Schmidt, and she works tirelessly for the @City of Fairfax Fire Department. (PLEASE SHARE)

This is another collaboration between our commuinication department and the @Film at Mason department at GeorgeMasonUniversity. (Kudos to recent grad Kiki Cowan and rising senior Billy Ferguson. You all rock.)

#firefighter #firefighting #firstresponders

CLASSIC CAR SHOW! Here's a sneak peek at what you'll see at City Hall today (10455 Armstrong Street). (We snapped these ...
05/18/2019

CLASSIC CAR SHOW! Here's a sneak peek at what you'll see at City Hall today (10455 Armstrong Street). (We snapped these a few minutes ago.) The car show rolls on, so to speak, until 3 pm.

Also, bring the kiddos or grandkids: In addition to lots of cars to check out, there are kids' activities with our city police and fire departments.

Car geeks, you'll love this: We'll also have teams racing to take apart and a reassemble complete engines.

The weather is great β€” hope to see you here!

GREAT DAY ON WHEELS IN FAIRFAX CITY! A big thanks to the 100+ bikers who hung out with us this morning at city pit stop ...
05/17/2019

GREAT DAY ON WHEELS IN FAIRFAX CITY! A big thanks to the 100+ bikers who hung out with us this morning at city pit stop at Old Town Square. Also, thanks to Fox 5 DC for choosing our city to represent this terrific regional event! Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)

Also, many thanks to our amazing sponsor: Coyote Grille Epiphany Pilates High Side Twins Ace Hardware - Fairfax Spokes Etc. Pacers Running Fairfax Massage Green Spa - Fairfax and Red Effect Infrared Fitness - Fairfax, VA

05/16/2019
Fairfax City Minute, May 16

CLASSIC CAR SHOW, FREE MOVIE NIGHT and more on tap this weekend in Fairfax City. Check out the details here in the 60+ seconds. Enjoy this gorgeous evening :) Please share...

SUNRISE, OLD TOWN SQUARE. Spring has delivered some gorgeous images around town, and we love this shot snapped yesterday...
05/16/2019

SUNRISE, OLD TOWN SQUARE. Spring has delivered some gorgeous images around town, and we love this shot snapped yesterday morning by Harlow Chandler, a member of the City of Fairfax Fire Department. Enjoy the day!

ANNIE IS PSYCHED. Why? She's on our transportation team and has lots of great raffle prizes to give out for Friday's Bik...
05/15/2019

ANNIE IS PSYCHED. Why? She's on our transportation team and has lots of great raffle prizes to give out for Friday's Bike to Work Day at the city's pit stop in Old Town Square (6-9 am).

First, the weather looks great. Second, it's FREE. Third, you can get a cool tee shirt (yep, the one Annie is holding), snacks, a FREE bike tune-up from our friends at Spokes Etc...and did we mention those raffle prizes?

Register today or tomorrow at fairfaxva.gov/biketowork

Forget to register? No worries. Just pedal over to the pit stop and register onsite. We'll be hanging out all morning. Hope to see you there!

A big thanks to the city businesses who donated great raffle prizes, including Twins Ace Hardware - Fairfax Coyote Grille High Side Pacers Running Epiphany Pilates

WE'D LOVE YOUR QUICK HELP. Soon, our transportation department will apply for state and local funds for the city's roads...
05/14/2019

WE'D LOVE YOUR QUICK HELP. Soon, our transportation department will apply for state and local funds for the city's roads, intersections and trails.

That's where YOU come in: What would you like to see as the city's transportation priorities?, PLEASE tell us in this 4-MINUTE survey.

Here's the link, and please share: http://bit.ly/2Q5lETc

TONIGHT, TELL US WHAT YOU THINK...Cool, rainy weather? Check. Engaging night planned to chat about the future look and f...
05/13/2019

TONIGHT, TELL US WHAT YOU THINK...Cool, rainy weather? Check. Engaging night planned to chat about the future look and feel our beloved downtown? Check.

Come on out to Old Town Hall **TONIGHT** from 7-9 pm to see and hear about ideas for the design of the street and sidewalk in the three-block section of Main Street between East and West streets.

DETAILS: ow.ly/OaG850uadPw

05/10/2019
Fairfax City Minute, May 10

FARMERS' MARKET OPENS! ...plus other fun things happening this weekend. Get more details here in 60+ seconds. Enjoy the weekend, everyone!

JUST HAD TO SHARE. Sunrise this morning captured by Harlow Chandler from the City of Fairfax Fire Department while he wa...
05/10/2019

JUST HAD TO SHARE. Sunrise this morning captured by Harlow Chandler from the City of Fairfax Fire Department while he was making the early morning rounds with his crew. Just gorgeous.

05/09/2019
Lanier Middle School: Wow. Just Wow.

YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE WHAT'S HAPPENING AT LANIER MIDDLE SCHOOL. (Please share) Just ... wow. The school's "Makerspace" is redefining learning β€” students are tinkering with robotics, 3-D printers and solving tons of engineering problems. Watch this. These kids and teacher deserve a standing O. #lovecityschools #stem

This is another great film resulting in a new collaboration between the city's Communications Department and the Film at Mason program at George Mason University.

City of Fairfax Schools FCPS Bill Wilkinson

05/06/2019
Spring in Fairfax City

SPRING ARRIVES IN FAIRFAX CITY, A VIDEO POSTCARD. In our busy lives, it's sometime easy to forget how gorgeous our small city is. Here's a quiet reminder. This was shot over the past few weeks, as the spring's colors burst onto the scene. **Please share** ... especially with friends and family who may not live here any longer. Enjoy this gorgeous day.

Fairfax City Parks and Recreation Fairfax, Spotlight on the Arts Festival Fairfax Little League @littleleague Michael DeMarco Jennifer Passey City of Fairfax Historic District Old Town Hall (Fairfax, Virginia) Historic Fairfax City, Inc.

THIS WILL TAKE 30 SECONDS. Seriously. Please visit the link below to complete our monthly Cityscene (newsletter) survey....
05/03/2019

THIS WILL TAKE 30 SECONDS. Seriously. Please visit the link below to complete our monthly Cityscene (newsletter) survey...and tell us (drum roll, please) what your favorite CITY BUILDING is.

Here's the link (and yeah, please share, thanks!) http://bit.ly/2H08IcX

05/02/2019
Fairfax City Minute, May 2

FREE CULTURAL EVENTS, THE SPLASH PAD, DOG PARK, AND MORE. Get all the details here in the 60+ seconds. Thanks for watching, and please feel free to share!

TONIGHT: MAKE A NIGHT OF IT IN OLD TOWN. The Hometown Thursdays Summer Concert Series begins this evening in Old Town Sq...
05/02/2019

TONIGHT: MAKE A NIGHT OF IT IN OLD TOWN. The Hometown Thursdays Summer Concert Series begins this evening in Old Town Square. FREE and kid-friendly: 6:30-8:30 pm.

To kick off the series, we have TWO local bands performing - Cinema Hearts + Abby Rasheed and the Sundry Collective.

Cinema Hearts sings dreamy rock & roll and doo wop pop reminding you of days long gone, while Abby Rasheed and the Sundry Collective gives you a folk-rock taste of the slower days in the mountains.

Come take a stroll in Old Town, roll out a blanket or chairs, bring a little food (or buy locally) and listen to these great bands!

05/01/2019
Rust Curve: What You Need to Know

RUST CURVE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (watch this β€” and share). A major project will begin next week on Chain Bridge Road at Rust Curve, which will fix major erosion and crumbling sidewalks close to Old Town.

The north-bound lane will be closed for roughly 12 months. South-bound lanes through Old Town will remain open. The good news? When the project is complete, this area will look amazing and offer NEW pedestrian and bike access to the city.

Some people have wondered, "Twelve months? Really?" Well, it's more than just a sidewalk project. It actually includes waterline replacement, storm drainage improvements, embankment stabilization, lighting improvements, new curb and gutter...in addition to the sidewalk work.

Project updates: Rt123sidewalk.com

WOOF. HENRY THE WONDER DOG APPROVES. The Fairfax City Dog Park is now open for (doggie) biz! It's located at 11000 Berry...
05/01/2019

WOOF. HENRY THE WONDER DOG APPROVES. The Fairfax City Dog Park is now open for (doggie) biz! It's located at 11000 Berry Street, former home of Westmore Elementary.

Owners and their pooches will find a great place to run around with other dogs, water, benches and, yes, doggie poop bags. Have a blast!

NOTE: We'll have the official ribbon-cutting for the dog park on June 15 during Fido Fest.

04/29/2019
Rock the Block 2019!

RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU'RE READY FOR ROCK THE BLOCK! Let the countdown begin: Friday, May 24th is the first Rock the Block of the season, but to see the ENTIRE season in 25 seconds, check this out β€” and share with friends. Fairfax City Parks and Recreation

Rock the Block is generously sponsored again this year by HB Home Services

TERRIFIC STORY ABOUT A GREAT YOUNG MAN AND AMAZING TALENT. Happy Monday morning. Here's a wonderfully uplifting story to...
04/29/2019

TERRIFIC STORY ABOUT A GREAT YOUNG MAN AND AMAZING TALENT. Happy Monday morning. Here's a wonderfully uplifting story to begin your week...it's about Eddie Adams, a student at GeorgeMasonUniversity. (Pictured here at Old Town Hall Friday night during the opening reception for Spotlight on the Arts.)

This young man, 20, with a big talent has had a impoverished past, moving around Northern Virginia with his mom and five siblings β€” including a homeless shelter. At Mason, he couldn't even afford to rent a cello.

His fortunes changed changed recently, as you'll read in this Washington Post story: https://wapo.st/2INoT0F

Want to see MORE great talents around the city? Spotlight on the Arts rolls through May 12. Here's the complete schedule of shows, many FREE: FairfaxSpotlight.org

CONGRATS TO #FHS GRAD NICK SCOTT! Feeling lots of pride today after this #football standout at FHS and #PennState was dr...
04/28/2019

CONGRATS TO #FHS GRAD NICK SCOTT! Feeling lots of pride today after this #football standout at FHS and #PennState was drafted by the LA Rams! #RebelPride Fairfax High School Athletic Department FCPS

FAIRFAX HISTORY DAY HITTING ITS STRIDE RIGHT NOW. Come on over to Historic Blenheim for hayrides, music, historic re-ena...
04/27/2019

FAIRFAX HISTORY DAY HITTING ITS STRIDE RIGHT NOW. Come on over to Historic Blenheim for hayrides, music, historic re-enactors, kids games, tours of the historic Civil War-era house...and did we mention the mounds of steaming, yummy kettle corn?

The day runs through 5! (Free shuttle bus from Fairfax High School, too.)

04/25/2019
Fairfax City Minute, April 25

WHY THIS WEEKEND PROMISES TO BE THE BEST OF THE MONTH. Hint: So many great events, including Fairfax History Day, Spotlight on the Arts begins ("Good News" at FHS), an Earth Day bash ... and more. Details here in 60+ seconds. (Please share.)

04/24/2019
Lanier Middle School Green Flag Award

A BIG DAY FOR LANIER MIDDLE SCHOOL! This will make you feel great about our schools and our kids... (Please share.)

Earlier today, the National Wildlife Federation awarded its Green Flag Award to Lanier Middle School for its incredible environmental efforts β€” which is why the school earned the FIRST PERMANENT green flag status the organization has given to ANY school in the country. Here, we talk to Science and Algebra teacher Faiza Alam about her efforts to change the world one great student at a time.

The school's many environmental programs are led by students and teachers, including:
* Outdoor living classroom with various ecosystems, where students are able to connect content learned to an outdoor setting
* Environmental stewardship and watershed projects
* Student-led programs in recycling, bio-retention, reduction of plastics and lighting surveys
* First hybrid windmill (with solar panel) installed on school grounds, leading to experimentation with wind turbines

We're incredibly proud of our kids and our City of Fairfax Schools! Fairfax County Public Schools Carolyn Pitches for School Board David Meyer City of Fairfax Sustainability Michael DeMarco Janice Miller

04/23/2019
Renaissance Housing, Fairfax City

NEED TO RENOVATE YOUR HOME? Watch this quick video to learn more about a great program here in Fairfax City to help residents ... and how it can help you do the project with *no interest* paid by you for 2 years. (Please feel free to share!)

The program is available to owners of duplexes, single-family detached homes, condos and townhomes. If you'd like to chat with our program administrator directly, she's love to help out. Her name is Tina Gillian, and her email is [email protected]. Her phone is 703.385.2494.

04/22/2019
Fairfax City Beekeeping

WATCH HOW TWO CITY RESIDENTS LIVE THE SWEET LIFE. Spring has sprung in Fairfax City, and the city's honeybees are thrilled! And so are the city's beekeepers, who love this backyard hobby.

In this short video, we focus on Jim Mollenkopf and Kathy Lund Hackshaw ... they provide a great story and awesome guidance on getting into beekeeping. (Please share!)

More info: Northern Virginia Beekeepers, novabees.org. Also, if you want to start a hive in Fairfax City, the process is easy. Visit fairfaxva.gov, and search "bees."

This is another video collaboration between the city and George Mason University ... Film at Mason. Great work, Kiki Cowan and Billy Ferguson!

Brenda Young

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