Week in Fairfax

Week in Fairfax

Bulova Calls on His Opponent to Retract Campaign Claims

Del. David Bulova (D-37) called on his opponent Sang Yi to retract a series of campaign claims against him.

Bulova has made his opposition to the proposed plan to toll I-66 inside the Beltway a clear matter of record in public forums, online, and in op-eds published last week.

Bulova’s opponent sent mail to voters this week claiming plainly that Bulova supports the very same tolls he has consistently and publicly opposed.

“I’m asking my opponent to retract these attacks. He was with me while I stated my opposition to these tolls in public. He knows that this is not, and has never been, my position on the VDOT proposal for I-66. This is not a matter of perspective or 'spin;' the claims in these mailers are blatantly false and represent the complete opposite of my actual position. Tactics like these are not and should not be politics as usual,” Bulova said.

Children’s Science Center Lab to Host The Haunted Lab

The Children’s Science Center Lab will host The Haunted Lab, a fun, not scary, just spooky family event, to enjoy hands-on STEM activities while celebrating Halloween, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. There will be fun activities all day long including the Spooky Wind Tunnel, Mystery Slime (while supplies last) and a special Keva Plank Challenge. Join us for Children’s Storytime at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. followed by a Children’s Costume Contest for children ages 2-6 and 7-12. Plus, vote for your favorite science-themed carved pumpkin and create a Haunted Lab Memory Photo before leaving.

Children’s Storytime and Costume Contest will be held Friday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. and 2

p.m. Children’s Science Center Lab is located inside Fair Oaks Mall (11750 Fair Oaks

Mall, Fairfax). The entrance is located at the mall entrance between Sears and Lord and

Taylor. To learn more, visit www.childsci.org/halloween.

IDI Group Companies to Develop Paul VI School Site

The IDI Group Companies have been selected by the Diocese of Arlington to be the master developer for the redevelopment of the Paul VI school site in the City of Fairfax.

As master developer, IDI will work in conjunction with the Diocese, the City and its residents to determine the best use of the property, create a development plan and obtain the necessary zoning approvals. IDI is committed to developing a project of the highest quality for the City and the community.

The IDI Group Companies has a 40-year history of building high-quality residential communities and mixed-use projects throughout Northern Virginia and across the Washington area.

Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk to Be Held Nov. 22

The 23rd annual Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Sunday, Nov. 22. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by the walk at 2 p.m.,

The walk starts at Living Savior Lutheran Church, 5500 Ox Road, in Fairfax Station. The walk ends at Fairfax Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, with a water break mid-way. Shuttles will be available at both the starting and ending locations. Upon completion, participants will enjoy refreshments, awards, and live entertainment to celebrate the community spirit of a job well done.

The event, organized by area congregations of all faiths and Church World Service, encourages participation of the whole families. The event is free, but participants are encouraged to bring cash/check donations if they can, or raise money by inviting people to pledge to donate an amount to sponsor them. The event’s motto is “Helping end hunger one step at a time.”

Contact Ed Kringer at ekringer@aol.com or Janet Smith at burkeva.crop@cox.net.

Our Daily Bread, Combined Properties to Host Fall Food Drives

Fairfax-based non-profit Our Daily Bread is partnering with Combined Properties to host Fall Food Drives in Fairfax City on Saturdays, Nov. 7 through Dec. 12. The food drives will be held at 10382 Willard Way, Fairfax, in the Courthouse Plaza Shopping Center in Fairfax City, 10 a.m-4 p.m. A different local non-profit will collect food and donations of funds or grocery store gift cards each Saturday. In addition to charities that provide assistance to local individuals and families in need, local schools that provide weekend backpacks of food to students in need will be collecting to assist children in their school. Combined Properties has donated a store space to host the food drives each week, and organizations will collect at that space and at the Safeway at Courthouse Plaza.

The organizations that will hold food drives are:

  • Nov. 7: Cunningham Park Elementary School Weekend Backpack Program

  • Nov. 14: Marshall Road Elementary School Food4Thought Program

  • Nov. 21: Our Daily Bread

  • Nov. 28: Daniels Run Elementary Food4Thought Program

  • Dec. 5: FACETS

  • Dec. 12: Lorton Community Action Center

More information about the Fall Food Drives is available at www.ODBFairfax.org, or contact info@odbfairfax.org or 703-273-8829.