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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Fairfax Community Events April 21-28, 2005
Fairfax Community Calendar
   Thursday 21
HERNDON TASTE OF THE TOWN, sample food and beverages from more than 20 local restaurants; plus live entertainment, a silent auction and a live auction; sponsored by the Council for the Arts of Herndon, 5:30-9 p.m., Worldgate Centre, Worldgate Drive. $20. 703-689-9535.

An Introduction To The Guide
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    Fairfax County can be a little bewildering, for newcomers as well as for people who have lived here a long time. To help you navigate, we are back with another year of The Guide.

The Athletic Connection
For Many, Sports and Recreation Form a Central Part of Community Life
By Timothy Dwyer, Page VA03
    You couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. Not a cloud in the deep blue sky. Warm -- but not too warm -- and trees blooming like crazy. The day defined spring.

Fairfax
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    Emergency
Police, fire and ambulance: 911, TTY 911

Stay Informed By E-mail
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    County residents can receive information updates on a variety of services and activities by subscribing to electronic mailing lists. To receive e-mail updates, go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/email/lists, choose the items you want to subscribe to and provide your e-mail address. You can unsubscribe or change your e-mail address at any time.

City of Falls Church
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    City of Falls Church
City Hall
300 Park Ave.
Falls Church 22046

Fire Departments
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    Fire Departments
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

Fairfax
By the Numbers
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    24.51
Percentage of residents who are foreign-born.

February
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    February
Chocolate Lovers Festival
Old Town Fairfax

Superintendent
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    Superintendent
Jack D. Dale
Jack.Dale@fcps.edu
703-246-2631

Head head head
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    10700 Page Ave.
Fairfax 22030
703-246-2631
Fax: 703-691-2876

To Find Scores And More On School Tests:
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    To Find Scores And More On School Tests:
The state Department of Education and the Fairfax school system require various tests for students. To see the testing schedule and a list with brief descriptions of some of the examinations, go to www.fcps.k12.va.us/testing.htm.

Send E-mail To a Teacher:
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    Send E-mail To a Teacher:
To contact a teacher or other county school employee by e-mail, go to www.fcps.edu/employee.htm.

Fairfax City Public Schools
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    Sisson House
10455 Armstrong St.
Fairfax 22030
703-385-7911

Fairfax Area Park and Ride Lots
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    Fairfax Area Park and Ride Lots
Park and Ride lots allow commuters to park their vehicles -- usually at no cost -- and board carpools, vanpools or public transportation.

Military Is Key Player In Fairfax Job Market
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    Fort Belvoir Is the County's Largest Employer
More than 23,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Defense Department civilians work at Fort Belvoir and the post's more than 120 tenant commands, making the installation the county's largest employer.

Exhibition Location
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    The Dulles Expo & Conference Center in Chantilly is one of the area's primary venues for consumer shows and trade events.

Youth Sports Leagues In Fairfax County
Call 703-324-5533 or 703-324-5522 for a referral to the team or league in your community.
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    Alexandria Potomac Little League
Alexandria
eteamz.com/apll

County RECenters
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    Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services

National Parks
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    George Washington Memorial Parkway
Headquarters
Turkey Run Park

A Wide World of Sports
N.Va. Teams, Venues Allow Fans to Get Close to the Action
By Jake Schaller, Page VA39
    At MCI Center and RFK Stadium in Washington, and at FedEx Field in Landover, sports fans can watch professional basketball, hockey, football, soccer and baseball.

For More Information . . .
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    For More Information . . .
 The Patriot Center is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at 4500 Patriot Circle. For information on George Mason athletics, visit: gomason.collegesports.com.

Finding Providers of Human Services
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    To locate human services organizations in the Fairfax area, use the county's Human Services Resource Guide. The Web address is www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rim.

Senior Centers
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    Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
12011 Government Center Pkwy., Suite 708

Crabapple (variety Adirondack)
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    Crabapple (variety Adirondack)
 Botanic name: Malus "Adirondack."

In Fairfax, Voters Like To Swing
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    Fairfax residents broke a 32-year pattern in the 2004 presidential election by voting for Democrat John F. Kerry. Between 1968 and 2000, a majority of county voters had backed the Republican candidate for president.

Senate
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    Senate
George Allen (R)
204 Russell Senate Office Building

34th District
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    34th District
Vincent F. Callahan Jr. (R)
PO Box 1173

District 30
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    District 30
Patricia S. Ticer (D)
City Hall, Room 2007

Local TV in Fairfax
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    Fairfax County
Channel 16 is the county government's cable TV channel, producing more than 850 hours of programming a year, including meetings of the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals. Many government agencies, from...

Local Utility Providers
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    Cable Television
Cox Communications Northern Virginia provides cable TV for Fairfax County, Fairfax City, the city of Falls Church and the towns of Clifton, Herndon and Vienna. For questions about service or connections, call 703-378-8411 or visit Dog Parks
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    Dog Parks
Baron Cameron Off-Leash Dog Area
11300 Baron Cameron Ave.

Falls Church
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    Fairfax County public library system
12000 Government Center Pkwy.

Live!
If your favorite form of socializing is hanging out in a comfortable space, sipping a few drinks, maybe having a bite to eat and listening to live music, you're living in a great area. Here are a few
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    Bangkok Blues
926 W. Broad St.
Falls Church
703-534-0095

Arts Organizations
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    District
Carter Barron Amphitheatre
Rock Creek Park

Arts Organizations
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    Arts Organizations
Arts Council of Fairfax County

Fairfax Extra
Fairfax Has Something To Suit Every Taste
By Nancy Lewis, Page VA77
   Asian food might not be the first cuisine that comes to mind when you consider dining in Fairfax County and Falls Church. Perhaps it should be. Asians comprise more than 13 percent of the population, and Asian eateries are increasingly popular.

A Romantic Evening
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    One of the most appealing aspects of the upscale Bob Kinkead's Colvin Run Tavern (8045 Leesburg Pike, 703-356-9500, www.kinkead.com) is Ray Mabalot, who plays the sleek baby grand piano and gives this suburban-office-building space the feel of an old-time supper club. The show tunes and standards waft over the bar and the three dining rooms. A seat near the fireplace in the Shenandoah Room is the most romantic. You can make a wonderful menu of starters, or choose any of the superb main courses. It might be better than even an expensive bauble from that famous blue box store next door.


Crime Watch

Crime Report
Fairfax Crime Watch
   Fairfax County
The following incidents were recently reported by the Fairfax County Police Department. For more information, call 703-246-2253.

Crime Report
Fairfax Crime Watch
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    Fairfax County
The following incidents were recently reported by the Fairfax County Police Department. For more information, call 703-246-2253.


Home Sales

Home Sales
   The following home sales were recently recorded for Fairfax County and supplied to The Washington Post by the Real Estate Division of the Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration. To find sale and assessment records for homes in Fairfax and elsewhere in the Washington area, visit www.washingtonpost.com/realestate.


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