Area Roundup

Area Roundup

Recycle During Electric Sunday

Residents may recycle old TVs, computers, peripheral electronic devices – such as keyboards, speakers, printers and scanners, as well as household hazardous wastes – including fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, for free, during Fairfax County’s "Electric Sunday" events. The next one is slated for Sunday, March 25, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the I-95 Landfill Complex, 9850 Furnace Road in Lorton. For more information, call 703-324-5052.

Lorton Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty

Animal Control Officers responded to a home in the 9800 block of Hagel Circle for a complaint that some dogs were abandoned by their owner.

Upon arrival at the home around 1:45 p.m. Saturday, March 10, officers found no one home except two barking dogs and two cats. Officers noticed trash, debris and excrement throughout the home. They obtained a search warrant and collected the animals. Officers took the animals to a local veterinarian for medical care.

In addition to Animal Control Officers, FCPD Safety Officers and Fire Department personnel responded due to the large amount of bio waste at the scene. They provided appropriate environmental and breathing apparatus for the investigators. The Fairfax County Office of Code Compliance also responded, inspected, condemned and placarded the residence.

A house resident was charged with four counts of animal cruelty.

New Museum Is Planned

The Acacia Foundation, a nonprofit set up to preserve the Acacia Lodge building in the Town of Clifton, is planning to create a small public museum on its first floor. Anyone interested in helping develop subjects, themes and concepts for displays – or who has interesting, historical items that may be appropriate for display – should contact Brant Baber at or 703-402-5200.