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Door-to-door salespeople must be licensed by Fairfax County and can only sell items between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Same-Day Walk-In Mental Health Screenings Now Available

Why Is Same Day Access Important?<p>Often when people recognize that they need help, there may be a brief window of time when a person is willing to …

Mental Health

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Launches Adopt-a-Hydrant Program

Click here to Adopt a Hydrant<p>Fairfax County firefighters need your help to potentially save lives and property. The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue …

Brooklyn

Backyard Bird Feeding

SHARE POINT<p>One of the best ways to get a front row seat of our local birds is to have a bird feeder (or two, or three) in your yard. Nothing could …

Birds

Communities of Trust established to engage neighborhoods and promote positive interactions with law enforcement

Law Enforcement

New Highland District in Tysons to feature living, shopping, eight parks

Shopping

5 Things to Do During the National Political Conventions

Get out the vote in 2016 with a macro photo of electioneering campaign vote buttons.<p>SHARE POINT<p>History will take place this month with the first …

Elections

8 Ways to Keep Burglars Away From Your Home This Summer

Do you have a vacation or extended trip on the horizon, especially now that it’s summer?<p>Burglars might be interested to know, too, and they will look …

Houses

Exchange Zone for Online Purchases Established in Chantilly

SHARE POINT<p>Do you love to buy or sell stuff online? Of course, many items are shipped directly to homes, but you sometimes need to meet up to …

Microsoft SharePoint

Interactive VDOT map shows road paving schedule; Visit www.virginiadot.org

Beware of abduction scam: 1) Phone call with crying, abducted child 2) Ransom demand

Phones

Beware of ticks; more than 200 cases of Lyme disesase were reported in Fairfax County in 2015

Don’t let mosquitoes thrive; check for standing water in your yard (buckets, bird baths, toys, etc.)

Mosquitoes

Be aware of four phone scams: sheriff/warrant, IRS, family emergency, child abduction; Details at fairfaxcounty.gov/news

Internal Revenue Service

Construction begins on a new urban development in Tysons called The Boro

Urban Development

New to Fairfax County? Research, checklists and resources available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news

Research

Video: Fairfax County Health Director Details Latest About Zika

Do you have five minutes?<p>Then Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, our director of health, invites you to watch her short message detailing the latest about the …

Zika Virus

Meals tax question approved for Nov. 8 election ballot

Elections

Board of Supervisors approve architectural changes to Reston’s tallest building

Home sales up about 11 percent according to latest economic indicators

Learn about the future of Route 1/Richmond Highway at a community meeting on May 9 at 7 p.m. at Walt Whitman Middle School

Middle School

Texting while driving is illegal in Virginia; Put down your phone in the car

Distracted Driving

Board of Supervisors Adopts FY 2017 (beginning July 1) that includes a four-cent real estate tax increase

Estate Tax

Creative Aging Festival takes place throughout May; See details and events at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news

Aging

11 Farmers Markets open the first week of May: Find locations at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news

Farming

Five Things to Know About the Approved FY 2017 Budget

SHARE POINT<p><i>Updated April 26</i><p>The Board of Supervisors voted today to approve the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Budget.<p>This budget becomes <b>effective on July 1,</b> …

Real Estate

Emerald ash borer beetle may be infecting ash trees in your yard; Call 703-324-1770 for advice

Home Repair for the Elderly program helps those in need; Call 703-246-5179

Senior Citizen