Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

<sh>Infected Crow Found

<bt>Dr. Carol Sharett, director of the Fairfax County Health Department, announced that a dead crow found in the Herndon area has been confirmed to have West Nile virus. This is the first infected bird to be found in Fairfax this year. Last year, 53 infected birds were found in Fairfax County. The West Nile virus spreads to birds, humans, horses and other mammals through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The majority of people bitten by infected mosquitoes do not get sick. For more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/service/hd and click on "Mosquitoes."

<sh>Housing Fair Set for May 11

<bt>The Town of Herndon is hosting its second annual Housing Fair from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at the Herndon Municipal Center, located at 777 Lynn St. in downtown Herndon. The housing fair will provide information to the community about housing resources with the goal of increasing home ownership and conveying home maintenance information. Exhibitors will include mortgage banks, real estate agents and government and non-profit organizations specializing in housing. Workshops throughout the day will focus on homebuyer programs, credit counseling, the mortgage application process and home maintenance. This event is co-sponsored by the Town of Herndon, Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Admission is free. For more information, contact Pablo Hollstein at 703-435-3182 or via e-mail at Pablo.hollstein@town.herndon.va.us.

<sh>Arts Center Committee to Meet

<bt>The next meeting of the full Herndon Cultural Arts Center Advisory Committee will take place on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Herndon Municipal Center, second floor conference room located at 777 Lynn St.

<sh>Non-Profit Seeks Families

<bt>World Heritage is seeking families, couples or single parents who are interested in hosting a high school aged foreign exchange student. To begin this cultural experience call Wyndy Fredrick, a Herndon resident and World Heritage representative, at 703-435-7831 or at 1-800-785-9040. The website is www.world-heritage.org. World Heritage is a non-profit, tax-exempt public benefit organization. World Heritage is officially designated as an exchange visitor program by the United States Department of State. The non-profit/tax-exempt number is 95-3034133.