Open houses this weekend, 10/11-10/12

Looking for a new home? Visit an open house in Oak Hill! Home prices range from $299,000 for a 2-bedroom, 3 bath, 1182 sq ft townhouse condo on Angeline Drive to $1,499,999 for a 4-bedroom, 6-bath, 7249 sq ft home on Rose Grove Dr.

Need an agent to show you these or other homes on the market? I’d be happy to help! Visit my other site, http://www.oakhillvahomes.com/ to search for a home and request a visit or contact me directly using any of the contact methods on my Contact Form.

Things to do this weekend – Weekend of October 10, 2014

Friday, Oct. 10

  • Oktoberfest Reston. Reston Town Center Pavilion and Market Street, 11900 Market Street, Reston. Enjoy food, wine, beer, and live music and entertainment.
  • Wine Tasting at Total Wine and More, 13055-C Lee Jackson Highway, Greenbriar Town Center, Fairfax , VA 22033. 12 pm – 6 pm. “Every week, our store features a new theme at our Tasting Table. This week, we are showcasing a selection of Rhône wines. Join us as we taste these wines, plus additional selections as chosen by our Wine Manager. Coupons available for tasting selections. Selection subject to availability.” FREE

Saturday, Oct. 11

  • Oktoberfest Reston. Reston Town Center Pavilion and Market Street, 11900 Market Street, Reston. Enjoy food, wine, beer, and live music and entertainment.
  • Fall Leaf Collecting and Art for Kids. 9 a.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. This children’s program starts with a walk to collect beautiful fall leaves and to discover how leaves change color. Back at the Visitor’s Center while sipping on apple cider, the children will use these leaves to create animal artwork. The program fee is $5 per child, and reservations are required. Space is limited to 20 children. Children younger than age 5 are required to be accompanied by an adult. Parents are welcome to join in on the walk and assist with the craft—regular garden admission applies. For reservations, call 703-255-3631 x103 or jmal...@nvrpa.orgSource: Connection Newspapers
  • Mushroom Hike. 10:30 a.m. – Noon Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Adults join local mushroom expert Mark Richman to explore forest flora and fauna, edible mushrooms and their fakes. Make reservations by Oct. 8. Fee: $5/person RA members, $7/person non-members. natu...@reston.org. 703-476-9689 and press 5. Source: Connection Newspapers
  • Wine Tasting at Total Wine and More, 13055-C Lee Jackson Highway, Greenbriar Town Center, Fairfax , VA 22033. 12 pm – 6 pm. “Every week, our store features a new theme at our Tasting Table. This week, we are showcasing a selection of Rhône wines. Join us as we taste these wines, plus additional selections as chosen by our Wine Manager. Coupons available for tasting selections. Selection subject to availability.” FREE
  • Dog Adoption. 12 -3 p.m. Petco, Greenbriar Towncenter, 13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax. Call 703-817-9444 or visit http://www.hart90.org/Source: Connection Newspapers
  • October Bulb Sale. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Vienna Farmers Market, Center Street, Vienna. The Ayr Hill Garden Club will host their annual Spring bulb sale. This is the opportunity to buy unique premium spring blooming, fall planted, bulbs. Some of the many specialty bulbs offered include: four varieties of Alliums, the “Pittsburgh” tulip and an “instant garden” mix of bulbs. Sale proceeds go to support the five public gardens planted and maintained by Ayr Hill Garden Club in Vienna. Source: Connection Newspapers
  • Fire Prevention Open House. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Any Fairfax County Fire Station.

Sunday, Oct. 12

  • Oktoberfest Reston. Reston Town Center Pavilion and Market Street, 11900 Market Street, Reston. Enjoy food, wine, beer, and live music and entertainment.

Monday, Oct 13 (Columbus Day)

  • Changes by Degrees: Addressing the Climate Challenge. 7-8:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Adults, participate in a six-week, facilitated discussion course co-sponsored by Sustainable Reston. Examine the global climate change and learn to see the big picture of energy. Fee is due when materials are picked up: $30 RA members, $40 non-members. natu...@reston.org. 703-476-9689 and press 5. Source: Connection Newspapers

 

Fire Prevention Open House, Saturday, October 11, 2014

fire_prevention_weekNews Release from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Who: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

What: Fire Prevention Open House

Where: All Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Stations

When: Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

In an effort to prevent home fires before they start, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will host Fire Prevention Week Open House, Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at all stations throughout the county. The theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives. Test Yours Every Month!”

Firefighters and paramedics will have displays and activities emphasizing fire and life safety, including preventing fires and fire injuries, especially in the home, and hands-only CPR demonstrations. Residents are encouraged to visit a nearby fire and rescue station to participate in the activities and learn more about fire safety.

FAST FACTS ABOUT FIRE

  • In 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to 370,000 home structure fires. These involved 13,910 civilian injuries, 2,520 civilian deaths, $6.9 billion in direct damage.
  • On average, seven die in U.S. home fires every day.
  • Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, followed by heating type fires. Smoking is a leading cause of civilian home fire deaths.
  • Two of every five home fires start in the kitchen.
  • Unattended cooking is a factor in 34 percent of reported home cooking fires.
  • Ranges accounted for 58 percent of home cooking fires. Ovens accounted for 19 percent.
  • The leading factor contributing to heating equipment fires was failure to clean, primarily creosote from chimneys.
  • Portable heaters, including wood stoves, were involved with one-third of home fires.
  • Almost two-thirds of reported home fire deaths resulted from fires with no working smoke alarms.

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres.

For 93 years, Fire Prevention Week has been sponsored by the National Fire Prevention Association and is proclaimed by the President of the United States each year. This is the longest running safety commemoration and is the premier fire safety program of the fire service, drawing the participation of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and other fire departments in the U.S. and Canada.

To learn more about fire prevention, go to www.firepreventionweek.org.

For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I William Moreland, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.
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Register for the 8th Annual K-9 Krawl 5k

Register for the 8th Annual K-9 Krawl 5k

The Fairfax County Police Department is raising awareness about domestic violence. On Saturday, October 18, 2014, they will be hosting the 8th Annual K-9 Krawl 5k at the Fairfax County Government Center. Walkers are encouraged to bring their K-9 companions to show support for domestic violence victims.

From the Fairfax County Police Department Blog:

The event was created to highlight the link between domestic violence and the link to animal cruelty. According to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, “The relationship that battered women and their children feel towards their pets complicates their willingness to leave a violent situation; if they do this would potentially put the lives of their pets at risk. Various studies show that approximately 20-48% of women have refused to leave their abusive situation because of their pet. Experts estimate that between 48-71% of domestic violence victims also have pets that have been abused or killed by their abusive partner.  70% of women in violent homes report that they have animals that are at risk of being abused as well.  Abusive partners use the relationship that their victims have with their pets as a way to control and manipulate—victim’s often believe that the threat to harm their pet is likely to occur if they leave or don’t do what they are being told to by the abuser.”

Register for the walk at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FCPD2014K9KRAWL.

NEW – Classifieds section

As some of you may know, I am a moderator/admin for the Reston VA Online Yard Sale Facebook Group. If you are a member of that page, you know that we have thousands of members, and the number of postings has become unmanageable – both as a moderator and as a user. Facebook Groups are just not conducive to selling things. My goal is to move those people to OakHillVA.com’s classifieds section.

First, I am announcing it to those of you who are current OakHillVA.com subscribers as a pilot run. I invite you to list your things in a more organized fashion. There are only a few categories to start. If you can’t find a category that fits for your yard-sale type item, please list it under General, and I’ll work on new categories.

All listings are for 30 days.

Featured listings cost $2.99 for the month. Retail (business sales, including Longaberger, Thirty-One, etc) and service (handyman, housecleaning, etc) listings also have fees. These fees are intended to minimize spam postings on the site. Retail and service postings that are intentionally posted in a way to avoid fees will be banned from posting in the future.

Please keep it local. I am not trying to compete with Craigslist, just trying to make it easier for people local to Oak Hill to sell things to people in the immediate area.

Locality filters are also applied. If you try to list something and it doesn’t let you because of your location, and you are located within 10 miles of Herndon/Oak Hill, please contact me!

I will also be enabling comments to allow communication and feedback on listings shortly.

Thank you for your patience, and I hope that you enjoy this site!

Voter Photo ID Requirements – New This Year

This November 4th, voters will be required to show a valid photo ID in order to vote. What does that mean?

A Valid Photo ID is one of the following:

  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License or Identification Card
  • Valid Virginia DMV issued Veteran’s ID card
  • Valid United States Passport
  • Other government-issued photo identification cards (must be issued by US Government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth
  • Valid college or university student photo identification card (must be from an institution of higher education located in Virginia)
  • Employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business
  • Virginia Voter Photo ID Card obtained through any local general registrar’s office

Voters without a photo ID will be offered a provisional ballot. For additional information about the new rules, and how to get a photo ID if you don’t already have one, please visit the Virginia Department of Elections website.

In-Person Absentee Voting Starts This Weekend

Will you be out of town or otherwise unable to vote on November 4th this year? In-person absentee voting at satellite locations starts this weekend!

Locations closest to Oak Hill:

Dates
Monday – Friday, October 14th – October 31st

Hours: 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturdays, September 27th, October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and November 1st 
Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The satellite locations will be closed on Monday, October 13th in observance of Columbus Day

For more information and additional voting locations, please visit the Fairfax County Office of Elections website.

Open houses this weekend, 9/27 – 9/28

Looking for a new home? Visit an open house in Oak Hill! Home prices range from $299,000 for a condo on Quick Street to $1,599,999 for a luxury home on Winter Wren Ct.

Looking for a rental? There’s an open house for that! This townhouse on Walnut Rocker Lane features 3 bedrooms and 2.55 bathrooms for $2,100 per month.

Need an agent to show you these or other homes on the market? I’d be happy to help! Visit my other site, http://www.oakhillvahomes.com/ to search for a home and request a visit or contact me directly using any of the contact methods on my Contact Form.

Local Crime Report Summary for September 21-25, 2014

After this post, I will not be posting full crime report summaries for a few reasons.

  • You can subscribe directly to FCPD News now.
  • It takes a long time to compile all the information, and I also have a full time job.
  • I’m hoping to gear this site toward more positive news and things to do in the area.

I will continue to check the Police Blotter, and I will post crimes of note that might indicate patterns of crimes to watch out for. As always, be sure to secure your belongings no matter where you are. Lock your doors and windows, even if you live in a “safe” neighborhood, and don’t post your vacation information on Facebook!

FAIR OAKS DISTRICT STATION

PEEPING, 3200 block of Arrowhead Circle, 09/21/2014, 12:30 a.m. A resident saw a man looking into the window of a residence. The suspect fled prior to police arrival. The suspect was described as Asian, 20s, and about 5 feet 7 inches tall.

LARCENIES:

3500 block of Honey Locust Court, license plates from vehicle.

11100 block of Lee Highway, property from business.

9700 block of Water Oak Drive, bicycle from residence.

12200 block of Fair Lakes Circle, phone from business.

5800 block of Clifton Road, property from business.

3200 block of Jermantown Road, phone from business.

BURGLARY, 2400 block of Carey Lane, 09/20/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

BURGLARY, 13500 block of Big Boulder Road, 09/24/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

STOLEN VEHICLES:

13000 block of Autumn Woods Way, Honda Civic.

12300 block of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, 2011 Audi A4.

RESTON DISTRICT STATION

BURGLARY, 12500 block of Philmont Drive, 09/19/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

BURGLARY, 1100 block of Waterline Pointe Ln, 09/20/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

BURGLARY, 12000 block of Greywing Square, 09/23/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2400 block of Masons Perry Drive, 09/21/14. A woman was in a parking lot when a man exposed himself. The suspect was described as black, in his 30’s and about 5 feet 11 inches tall.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, 1300 block of Mason Mill Court, 09/20/14, 3:04 a.m. The victim was approached by a man while in the garage of his residence. The suspect produced a handgun and demanded money. The victim resisted and the suspect fled on foot. The victim did not require rescue. The suspect was described as white, between 5 feet 10 and 6 feet 2 inches tall.

LARCENIES:

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, beverages from business.

11600 block of Stoneview Square, phone from business.

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, beverages from residence.

1800 block of Explorer Street, wallet from business.

900 block of Locust Street, phone from business.

1200 block of Rowland Drive, license plate from vehicle.

11400 block of Isaac Newton Square, purse from vehicle.

11200 block of Chestnut Grove Square, briefcase from vehicle.

9400 block of Oak Falls Court, jewelry from residence.

STOLEN VEHICLES:

1500 block of North Point Drive, 2002 BMW Xi.

SULLY DISTRICT STATION

ROBBERY, 13600 block of Wildflower Ln, 09/20/14, 12:36 a.m. The victim was walking when he was approached by a man. The suspect pushed the victim and took property. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was described as black, 17 to 18 years of age, and about 5 feet 11 inches tall.

STOLEN VEHICLES:

14700 block of Deer Lake Court, 1992 Chevrolet Express van.

LARCENIES:

12000 block of Braddock Road, electronic equipment from business.

4300 block of Chantilly Shopping Center, merchandise from business.

4000 block of Summer Hollow Court, equipment from vehicle.

4900 block of Stonecroft Boulevard, jewelry from residence.

Source: Fairfax County Police Department News

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Saturday 9/28

This Saturday, September 28, 2014 between 10 am and 2 pm, local police stations are accepting old prescription drugs for proper disposal. You can drop them off at the following stations:

Visit www.unifiedpreventioncoalition.org or www.dea.gov for more information on proper disposal of prescription drugs.

Source: Fairfax County Police Department News

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