The zillow.com web site shows four open houses this weekend in Oak Hill, with prices ranging from $455,000 for a townhouse to $749,000 for a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 2800 square foot single family home.
From our fire department. Farmcreast Drive is near Centreville and Coppermine Roads.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to an apartment fire, Sunday, March 2, 2014, at approximately 1:30 p.m., in the Herndon area of Fairfax County. The apartment is located at 2557 Farmcrest Drive.
Firefighters encountered smoke coming from the second floor of the apartment building upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack and brought the fire under control in less than 10 minutes. The fire was discovered by a smoke alarm activating from the apartment above. The occupant was not at home when the fire broke out. One adult has been displaced and is being assisted by Red Cross. There were no injuries.
Damage is estimated at $20,000.
According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. Fireplace ashes in a plastic container and too close to combustibles caused the fire.
Let’s hope this driver will be in jail and away from cars for a very long time. From Fairfax County police:
DWI, 12600 block of Alder Woods Drive, 3/3/14, 2:40 p.m. A police officer stopped the driver of a vehicle going backwards on Rugby Road and subsequently arrested the driver for DWI. While being arrested, the suspect provided false information as well as kicked the door and window of the police vehicle he was in. Marc Anthony Dixon, 26, of Reston, was charged with DWI (fourth offense), refusing breath test, fraudulent information to police, destruction of county property, driving while suspended (DWI related) and improper backing on the highway.
This latest storm certainly dumped some snow, but not as much as the last storm. In Oak Hill, accumulations were in the range of five to six inches of snow. The National Weather Service has a snowfall map you can check out. 6.5 inches were reported along Stringfellow Road south of Lee-Jackson Highway. 4.8 inches were reported in South Riding. The webmaster reports his unofficial measurement from shoveling it: six inches on Emerald Chase Drive.
Roads are reasonably well plowed but of course there are exceptions based on the street and neighborhood. Local authorities, of course, are recommending staying at home unless you have a need to travel.
Oak Hill residents are not part of Reston, but we can still attend events at the Reston Community Center, albeit by paying a larger ticket fee than Reston residents. Most of these events are still a good deal. See the March through June list of events here.
If you go to the library to browse its magazines, you may be able to do this from the comfort of your home instead. All you need is a library card. From the news release:
Fairfax County Public Library now offers access to online magazines for free thanks to a new database funded by The Library of Virginia. Zinio for libraries provides library users access to more than 50 online magazines.
Through the Fairfax County Public Library web page, library users have unlimited simultaneous access to complete digital magazines, which can be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. Zinio’s technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full-color pictures, using intuitive navigation, key-word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. The Economist; Newsweek; Forbes; Good Housekeeping; National Geographic; and O, The Oprah Magazine are just a few of the popular titles available.
“Whether your interests are health and wellbeing, business, finance, computers, entertainment or many other subjects, you will find something to enjoy in this new collection.” said Elizabeth Rhodes Collection Development Coordinator for Fairfax County Public Library.
Visit the Online Resources page of the library’s webpage and search for Zinio under Magazines or see a library staff member at any of our 23 library branches for more information on how to access this service.
The following car was reported stolen from an address that probably means it was stolen from the parking lot at the Clocktower in Oak Hill:
2400 block of Centreville road, 2010 Honda Accord
The Herndon Connection has an article about the Spirit Equestrian Program at Frying Pan Park.
Spirit’s horses all have very special dispositions. Students pull manes, kick ribs, yank reins, squirm around in the saddle, yell loudly, and give incorrect cues. Yet, these horses carry their young riders carefully, calmly, and patiently. The horses’ movements help kids stretch and strengthen muscles, improve their coordination, and gain confidence as they master new skills.
We missed this story, courtesy of the Herndon Connection. Congratulations to our Floris kids!
Floris Elementary students competed in the third annual Silver Knights Cup chess tournament recently and won top school in the competition. The top four scorers from each school were taken to calculate school placements; from Floris, the top scorers were Ray Shen, Mantra Vivek, Anand Vinod, and Jonathan Tong.