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Vinh Nguyen, Broker-Owner of Westgate Realty Group: Named 2011 NVAR Realtor of the Year

Vinh Nguyen, Broker-Owner of Westgate Realty Group: Named 2011 NVAR Realtor of the Year

From NVAR:

 

Leaf Collection Begins in Falls Church

From the City of Falls Church:

        The City of Falls Church will collect leaves raked to the curb in residential areas beginning Monday, Oct. 17.  Residents who wish to have their loose leaves collected by the City are advised to rake their leaves to the curb, and avoid gutters and sidewalks wherever possible.  Crews will continue to pass throughout the City through mid-December.

Residents must keep all other collection material at least five feet away from leaf piles. Do not mix brush or other items with leaves. These items may injure City crews, damage equipment, damage private property, and cause delays.  The leaves that are collected will be processed into high-quality leaf mulch available at the Recycling Center in March next year.

City of Falls Church Fire Marshal Encourages Residents to Keep Homes Safe

From the City of Falls Church:

 

Composting for Beginners

From the City of Falls Church:

Take this class on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (rain or shine) at Cherry hill Park (312 Park Ave.). Learn to make rich organic compost from yard trimmings and leaves. Topics include a composting demonstration, making compost tea, proper food waste composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms). Participants will take home a free portable yard waste compost bin. To reserve your spot, contact Master Gardener Sandy Tarpinian via email or 703-536-7186.

Falls Church Begins Excess Trash Fees

From the City of Falls Church:

 

 Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 17, single-family detached houses in the City of Falls Church which generate more trash than can be held in the City-provided trash cart will need to attach a sticker to each extra bag.  All effected households have been notified of this change which was approved by the City Council in June.  (A new excess trash fee for town homes and condos begins Sept. 7).

Residents in single-family detached homes must use $1 yellow Excess Trash and Yard Waste Tags for each trash bag that does not fit into their assigned cart.  Excess Trash and Yard Waste Tags can be purchased for $1 each at the Treasurer's Office in City Hall, 300 Park Ave, Suite 103E; Brown's Hardware, at the corner of W. Broad and S. Washington streets; and Giant Food, at the corner of Haycock Road and W. Broad Street.

Merrifield Silver Diner Continues Fresh & Local Initiative with Local Farmer's Market

Merrifield Silver Diner Continues Fresh & Local Initiative with Local Farmer's Market

This summer, enjoy fresh produce from local farmers at the Merrifield Silver Diner's Local Farmer's Market!

Every Sunday, the Merrifield Silver Diner will offer fresh produce from local farms at its Farmers’ Market from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This initiative is in line with the Silver Diner's fresh and local initiative, offering traditional menu items made with healthier ingredients. Silver Diner offers menu items that are created using locally sourced ingredients, which include: