Sunday, March 31, 2013
Fairfax County urban foresters will begin aerial spraying to suppress fall cankerworm caterpillars starting in mid-to-late-April.
This year, Fairfax County will spray approximately 2,000 acres to suppress fall cankerworm caterpillars in the Lee and Mount Vernon districts. Helicopters will spray Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a naturally-occurring insecticide, in infected areas in the two districts starting in mid-to-late April, according to a recent news release. Treatment areas for the aerial spray program are chosen through an annual Fairfax County survey of the fall cankerworm population. Because weather conditions are unpredictable, county officials do not know the exact days when spraying will be conducted. Once spraying begins, it may take ten days or more to complete, depending on the weather. A detailed map showing these treatment areas is available at public …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Supervisor Hyland seeks volunteers to serve on Fairfax County boards.
Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland is seeking volunteers to serve on a variety of Fairfax County boards, authorities, and commissions, including the Child Care Advisory Council, Commission for Women, Human Services Council and more. If none of the current openings currently appeal to you, you may submit a resume and your general areas of interest, and you will be contacted if opportunities do arise. To be considered, please send your resumé to email@example.com with "BAC" in the subject line.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The town hall meeting will cover issues affecting local residents.
Del. Scott Surovell (D-44th), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-36th), and Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-30th) will host their annual legislative town hall on Saturday, Feb. 16 in Mount Vernon. The area's state lawmakers, who have been busy working in Richmond during the General Assembly session, will discuss issues that will impact the Mount Vernon community. The discussion will cover the following: The local legislators will review their legislative agendas and field questions from attendees. The town hall meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Mount Vernon Government Center, 2511 Parkers Lane in Alexandria.
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Fairfax County Police Department CAC meetings are held every month.
Mount Vernon District residents interested in learning more about the issues affecting the community while interacting with local police officers can attend one of the monthly Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) meetings. One Fairfax County police station serves the Mount Vernon area. The Mount Vernon Police District meetings are every second Tuesday of the month at the Mount Vernon Government Center at 2501 Parkers Lane in Alexandria. All CAC meetings begin at 7 p.m. If Fairfax County Public Schools activities are canceled for the evening due to inclement weather, the CAC meetings will be canceled. 2013 Citizens Advisory Committee Meetings
Monday, February 4, 2013
What's going on in the Mount Vernon District? Read below and find out.
Sequestration, redevelopment and overcrowded schools were a few of the topics raised Saturday by Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland and other local officials at Hyland's 26th Annual Town Hall Meeting at Mount Vernon High School. "Mount Vernon is a hot market for Fairfax County," said Hyland, who spoke to an audience of about 100 people. "And recognizing growth in the student population in schools has surprised all of us." Mount Vernon School Board member Dan Storck said that overcrowding in his District will lead to a boundary change study that will occur sometime between now and the summer. "We've seen an increase of more than 15,000 students in the last three years… Right now, we're defining what schools should be involved …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The annual town hall meeting will take place at Mount Vernon High School
The 26th Annual Mount Vernon Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for Feb. 2 at Mount Vernon High School. The town hall meeting is hosted by Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland. This free event connects Mount Vernon citizens with their local government and gives them the opportunity to discuss local issues in a public forum. The exhibit area opens at 7:45 a.m. Guests will be able to visit with local organizations and get the latest news about their community efforts. The meeting portion of the town hall will begin at 9:15 a.m. For more information, visit the Mount Vernon District website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/. Mount Vernon High School is located at 8515 Old Mount Vernon Rd. in Mount Vernon
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
How a group of citizens successfully fought to get a sidewalk built at West Potomac High School.
We hear a lot about the evils of “pork barrel projects”, those infamous “earmarks” that members of Congress used to insert into federal appropriations bills to fund a specific project back in their district. This practice is now prohibited. But did you know that there are some opportunities for “pork” on the county level that are there for the taking if you get organized? Years ago, as a staff person for Supervisor Gerry Hyland, I was driving to a meeting at West Potomac High School and noticed a number of students walking on the west side of Quander Road on their way home. They were actually in the street, walking so close to the line of school buses that they could touch them by just extending their arms. I thought it was a …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Percentages are among highest in county.
UPDATED STORY: Final turnout numbers are now available for the elections Tuesday. In Mount Vernon District, the highest turnout percentages for the Fort Hunt and Huntington-Belle Haven area are as follows: Belle Haven: 5.9 percent Belleview: 6.2 percent Fort Hunt: 8.9 percent Huntington: 5.1 percent Waynewood: 5.9 percent Local turnout percentages in the Lee District in the Hybla Valley area were lower than in the Fort Hunt community. ORIGINAL STORY: The Mount Vernon and Lee districts had some of the highest primary election voter turnout rates in Fairfax County, according to data from the county's Office of Elections. As of 2 p.m., Lee District had highest turnout among county districts, with 3.4 percent. Mount Vernon had turnout of 2.9 …
Monday, May 21, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Fairfax County police department. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A woman was robbed while walking home Wednesday night at Fairhaven Avenue and North Kings Highway, according to Fairfax County police. The woman reported she was walking home at 10:45 p.m. when a man approached her from behind and then struck her in the face. He then stole her purse and ran from the scene, according to police. The woman did not require medical attention. In separate and unrelated incidents:
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Mount Vernon District will resound with the sounds of music Friday nights all summer long.
The summer concert series Mount Vernon Nights 2012 will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays at Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Concerts will run from June 1 through Aug. 31. Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland said in a statement he was excited to share with the public another season of Mount Vernon Nights. “This series of free public concerts features a wide variety of musical acts reflecting Fairfax County’s diversity and community spirit,” Hyland said. “I encourage you to bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and to sit back, relax and enjoy the show.” The lineup is as follows: June 1: Daryl Davis (Boogie-woogie) 8: westmain (Pop/rock) 15: Memphis 59 (Roots-rock, alt-country) 22: Nothin’ Fancy (…