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FX CO park board weighs rules to limit 'walk-ons' on county fields

FX CO park board weighs rules to limit 'walk-ons' on county fields
New rules under consideration by the Fairfax County Park Authority Board would severely curtail the use of parks for casual, pick-up games of soccer and other sports.

Under current policy, if a field is not in use by a group that reserved it in advance, a “walk-on” group, with up to 40 participants (including spectators), can use it. The proposed rule would cut that number in half.

All county parks would be affected, including Mason District Park, Annandale Community Park, and Roundtree Park in the Annandale area.

Parks Focus on Water Safety as Pool Open

Parks Focus on Water Safety as Pool Open

From Fairfax County:

As pools open Memorial Day weekend throughout the region, the Fairfax County Park Authority recognizes that May is National Water Safety Month and encourages everyone to be safe!

Are you and your children water safe? Did you know that drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children? In support of National Water Safety Awareness Month the Park Authority encourages everyone to follow some basic water safety tips that could save a life!

Each year there are nearly 3,500 deaths due to drowning in the United States alone. Drowning is preventable! Join us in our effort to stop drowning from happening. The Fairfax County Park Authority offers a wide range of swimming lessons for children and adults. For more information about swimming lessons and a complete list of classes see Parktakes On Line.

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Summer Entertainment Series Features Nighthawks, Blues and Country

Summer Entertainment Series Features Nighthawks, Blues and Country

From Fairfax County:

The 2011 Summer Entertainment Series get underway in June. Get ready for great music, performances and entertainment of all kinds presented by the Fairfax County Park Authority in partnership with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and through generous contributions from local businesses and corporate sponsors. These performances take place at local parks and are free! You can find the entire summer schedule and location information online.

Start the fun on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 with the Nighthawks. The Nighthawks have earned a reputation as one of the best and hardest working bands around. Among the first boy blues bands of their generation, they are noted for the high energy of their phenomenal live shows.

FREE Linkedin & SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Workshop for Mortals! May 24th 12 (noon) & 6:00 pm

FREE Linkedin & SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Workshop for Mortals! May 24th 12 (noon) & 6:00 pm

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Tyson's Galleria Continues to Build Out with New Luxury Retailers

Tyson's Galleria Continues to Build Out with New Luxury Retailers

Rich Dinning has been the General Manager of Tyson’s Galleria since last August. Dinning's role is to oversee the vision of the center and to make Tyson's Galleria a destination for both luxury shoppers and retailers. He oversees all aspects of property management and works closely with the leasing team.

Since he started in August 2010, many additional retailers have been added to the center such as Gucci, Elie Tahari, Omega, and Louis Vuitton. Galleria currently has just over 90 retailers, including 9 different restaurants. One of Dinning’s main goals is to attract high-end retailers. “Our retailers are what making Tyson’s Galleria, Tyson’s Galleria,” he said.

The Capital Home and Garden Show Gears Up for a Big Weekend

The Capital Home and Garden Show Gears Up for a Big Weekend

Preparations are well underway at the Dulles Expo Center for this weekend's Capital Home & Garden Show. The show starts this Friday, February 25th and runs through Sunday, February 27th. This marks the 15th Capital Home and Garden Show and show manager, Alyson Caplan, is looking forward to hosting her first spring show after holding a successful fall show this past September. “This is the time of year people are planning spring projects,” said Caplan.

Preview of Tyson's Corner President's Day Weekend Sales

Preview of Tyson's Corner President's Day Weekend Sales

President's Days weekend is fast approaching and Tyson's Corner Center is gearing up for some big sales. Most of the sales run this Thursday, February 17th through Monday, February 21st. Here is a preview of some of the big sales you don't want to miss:

1) Skechers - Skechers will be offering scratchers to each customer Thursday through Monday. You scratch off the discount card to find savings of 20% off, 30% off, 40% off, or 50% off. This applies to all merchandise.

2) The North Face - While the North Face does not have a special President's Day Weekend sale, they have numerous racks of winter items on clearance. As spring is fast approaching, now might be the best time to buy your winter gear at discount prices.