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Falls Church Household Hazardous Waste Collection

From the City of Falls Church:

 

Household hazardous waste will be accepted free of charge from City of Falls Church residents on Saturday, July 23.  The household hazardous waste collection event will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the City’s Recycling Center and Property Yard, 217 Gordon Road (near intersection of Shreve Road and Broad Street).

City residents (with proof of residency) may drop off items including: acids, antifreeze, bug sprays, button batteries, rechargeable batteries, gasoline, compact or tube fluorescent bulbs, floor care products, mercury products, motor oil, oil-based paint and stain, oven cleaner, paint thinner, pesticides, poisons, pool chemicals, rug cleaners, solvent-based glue.  Bring items in original containers, if possible.

Regional Affordable Housing Expo

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How to Prevent Back Pain When Gardening and Playing Sports

How to Prevent Back Pain When Gardening and Playing Sports

With the weather getting warmer, millions of people will be playing sports or getting out in the garden. However, some may find their efforts thwarted by back pain, which can develop if they jump into things and exert themselves too quickly. The good news is that whether you are gardening or engaging in sports, there are ways you can minimize the chances of getting back pain, and ways to manage back pain if it does develop.

Solid Waste and Recycling Town Hall Meeting May 18

From the City of Falls Church:

 

The public is invited to a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, May 18, to discuss the City of Falls Church curbside recycling and refuse collection program and to provide input for new, proposed solid waste fees for excess curbside refuse.  The Town Hall meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 223 Little Falls St.    The City Council will consider the proposed excess trash fees and an increase in yard waste fees June 13 with an implementation date as soon as Aug. 1.

2011 Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour May 21 & 22 - Spend a Weekend in the Country!

2011 Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour May 21 & 22 - Spend a Weekend in the Country!

From Loudoun County -- Spring is a beautiful time of year in the Loudoun Valleys, with views of the Blue Ridge, Short Hill and Sugarloaf Mountains.  From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, enjoy this free self-guided driving tour down tree-lined country roads to working Loudoun County farms. Visit horses, chickens, sheep and alpacas in their natural environment. Take a hayride or have lunch by a scenic pond. Select your own strawberries and orchids. Enjoy the colors, people and products of the Loudoun Valleys!    

Home Built by 90 FCPS Students is Part of this Weekend's Parade of Homes

Home Built by 90 FCPS Students is Part of this Weekend's Parade of Homes

For 40 years, students in the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) residential construction program have been building houses as part of the partnership between FCPS and the Foundation for Applied Technical Education, Inc. (FATE). This weekend, the 18th house in the series will be part of the Northern Virginia Parade of Homes. Parade homes are open from 1-5 p.m. on April 30 and again on May 1. 

Arlington Designer Homes Receives 1st Ever Gold-Level Certifications for Green Homes in Falls Church

Arlington Designer Homes Receives 1st Ever Gold-Level Certifications for Green Homes in Falls Church

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