Halloween decorating contest judging Saturday

Get your family and the neighborhood into the festive spirit by decorating your home for the holiday. Judging will take place on the evening of this Saturday, October 23rd starting at 6:00pm. Winners will be announced Sunday. We will have one Grand Prize Winner and 4 Honorable Mention selections. Regardless of the winners – theContinue reading “Halloween decorating contest judging Saturday”

Naming discussion at upcoming general membership meeting

This note from MWCA President Bob Reinsel was originally included in the October Tattler. In December 2020, the Fairfax City Council formed a community stakeholders advisory group as part of its Connecting Fairfax City for All initiative. This group has been diligently discussing how three key parts of our City image may be ready forContinue reading “Naming discussion at upcoming general membership meeting”

Neighbor condolences, summer through September

Obituaries and other major life milestone announcements can be shared on our site. Please spread awareness of this new type of neighborly news on the website and reach out to add yours using Contact Us or by emailing amymchase@gmail.com. Condolences This collection of remembrances is not all-encompassing, including just the subset we are immediately awareContinue reading “Neighbor condolences, summer through September”

Contribute to celebration of life

Several community members have reached out with a request to share obituaries on the website. We’d like to take that opportunity to celebrate the lives of our community members and, whenever timely posts are possible, to share information about memorial services so we can gather together. Please stay tuned for upcoming announcements, and consider reachingContinue reading “Contribute to celebration of life”

City Council to review Stakeholder report

This past Tuesday, September September 28 the City Council met for a regular meeting. They followed up on their September 15 meeting at which City staff presented to Council the Connecting Fairfax for All Stakeholder Advisory report and recommendations. Council discussion clarified that accepting the report would move them into a thorough and thoughtful review,Continue reading “City Council to review Stakeholder report”

Update on Connecting Fairfax City for All Initiative

The Connecting Fairfax City for All Stakeholders Group will present its recommendations regarding confederate iconography in the City tonight. According to the Engage Fairfax website: “The Connecting Fairfax City for All stakeholder advisory group will present recommendations to City Council during a public meeting at 7 p.m. at the Sherwood Community Center, located at 3740 Old LeeContinue reading “Update on Connecting Fairfax City for All Initiative”

Tonight: City’s Last Listen and Learn Session

Join in tonight at the City of Fairfax’s final community listening and learning session, Thursday, June 24 at 7pm. The topic, according to the Connecting Fairfax City for All section of the Engage Fairfax website, is “Commemorating the Civil War: Listening to Community Voices.” The featured speakers are: Blake Myers, President, Bull Run Civil WarContinue reading “Tonight: City’s Last Listen and Learn Session”

City trail work in the little park at Ranger and Shiloh

The City shared updates about it’s project expanding the George T. Snyder Trail, which currently runs along the creek behind the shopping centers on both sides of Plantation. As the City proceeds with extending the trail further west to Route 123, they will be conducting some survey and geotechnical work in Shiloh Street Park. ThisContinue reading “City trail work in the little park at Ranger and Shiloh”

Join the City’s Listening and Learning session tonight

A note from Juliette Shedd of George Mason’s Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution: Below is the information for tonight’s session on “Understanding Community Perceptions of Confederate Symbols within a Framework of Trauma” with Dr. Merri Davis. City residents are invited to participate in thought-provoking conversations that connect current realities with the city’s historicalContinue reading “Join the City’s Listening and Learning session tonight”