Area News Briefs

Area News Briefs

The Lamb Center Needs Supplies

A daytime, drop-in shelter in Fairfax City, The Lamb Center serves the poor and homeless with a variety of services, including clothing. But it needs the community’s support to do it. Here is a list of items needed this month:

Men’s sneakers (sizes 8-13); men’s sweatpants in heavyweight material (all sizes from S-2XL); winter boots and shoes (men’s and women’s, all sizes); disposable, surgical face masks; and nitrile gloves (sizes S-L). All supplies may be delivered to 3160 Campbell Drive, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9-11 a.m.

Mode on Main by Mara Holds Contest

Mode on Main by Mara in Fairfax City is currently holding a contest to celebrate and honor a remarkable woman in the community. And the prize is a special makeover experience valued at more than $1,000. 

It includes a complete hair makeover by Mara Hair and Mode Studio stylists; a professional makeup session by Mara’s makeup artist, Kiley; an outfit styling session at Mode on Main by Mara Boutique, and a photoshoot to capture the radiant transformation. 

To enter, go to and share the story of an amazing woman in your life who deserves this experience. Provide contact information for yourself and the nominee. The nomination deadline is Jan. 30. 

Bulova to Chair 2024 Chesapeake Bay Commission 

Del. David Bulova (D-37th), who represents both Fairfax City and part of Fairfax County, was elected last week to chair the tri-state Chesapeake Bay Commission for 2024. In this role, he will oversee the policy-making efforts of the 21-member panel. 

As he took the gavel, Bulova said he intends to have the Commission sharpen its focus on strengthening the Bay Partnership and paving the path forward for beyond 2025. He also stressed the need for Commissioners to serve as champions for the Chesapeake Bay in their respective chambers. 

“The Commission plays a unique role by fostering relationships among our three states,” said Bulova. “Our relationships are crucial as we come together to shape the future of Bay restoration. None of us can do this alone. I am honored to work with my fellow Commissioners, who are all dedicated to ensuring that future generations can enjoy the national treasure that is the Chesapeake Bay.” 

In addition, Bulova is chairman of the House of Delegates General Laws Committee.

In addition, Bulova was also honored with the prestigious Distinguished Friend of Agribusiness Award, last Thursday, Jan. 11. He received it for his exceptional support of Virginia’s agribusiness industry for a period of years.