CITY FOCUS: Getting Ready for Winter,
Recycle Your Old Trash Containers December 20

Click here for the Winter 2010 City Focus prepared by Falls Church City Communications Department.

New Online Payment System for Property Taxes;
Where to Turn for City News and Information;
Fall Activities in Falls Church City

Click here to read the Autumn 2010 CITY FOCUS prepared by Falls Church City Communications.

eFOCUS — The City’s Community Newsletter

September 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 


September 17, 2010

Community Calendar

Farmers Market, every Saturday, 8 a.m.
Sunset Cinema, Sept. 17 — “Princess and the Frog” (G, 2009)
Property Yard Open House, Sept. 18

Did You Know?

You can help Falls Church City schools earn rewards from Giant every time you shop at Giant. Register your Giant card at . For TJ elementary, the code is 1938; for Mt. Daniel, 1935; for Henderson, 2930 and for GMHS the code is 1925. For more information call 1-877-275-2758.

Growing Green

Join the Habitat Restoration Team in restoring the local ecosystem in City parks. The next restoration event is Saturday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. until noon, Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave. (meet behind the basketball courts near the wooded area). Volunteers will remove invasive plants and plant natives that benefit local birds and butterflies.

Learn how to turn leaves and yard trimmings into rich organic compost Sept. 18, 3-4:30 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Park Picnic Shelter, 312 Park Ave. To reserve your spot, contact Sandy Tarpinian at [email protected] or 703-536-7186.

Property Yard Open House Sept. 18

Family-friendly fun is planned at the City of Falls Church Property Yard Open House on Sept. 18, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., including taking pictures on heavy-duty equipment, watching the making of water connections, repairing water main pipes under pressure, leak detection techniques and more. Read more >>

Recycling Cart New Trash Cans Coming Soon

The trash cans are coming! The City’s new rolling trash cans are expected to be delivered in early October. City residents will be notified with an informative door hanger before the cans arrive. Rolling carts have many advantages: they allow more space for recycling, keep contents dry, reduce litter and vermin; and for most customers, carts are easy to roll to the curb. For more information about the new service call the Solid Waste Hot Line 703-248-5160.

Pay Bills Online

City residents have a new, easy and convenient way to view and pay personal property invoices online; just visit the City web site at . Phase I of online bill pay is for personal property tax bills. In the future, citizens will be able to access and pay real estate tax bills, water bills, parking tickets, and dog licenses.

GEORGE Ends Sept. 24

Due to budget cuts, the City’s GEORGE bus service will end on Friday, Sept. 24.

New City Council Members Inducted;
July 1 Brings Budget Changes — No More Focus, Reduced City Hours;
Celebrate July 4th in the City;
CABG/HOME Grant $ Available

Click here for the July 1-7, 2010 CITY FOCUS prepared by the City of Falls Church.

Vote for the Farmer’s Market;
Beat Summer’s Pests: Mosquitoes and Heat;
Buy a Burrito and Support Little City Special Events;
NEXT WEEK: Last Focus

Click here for the June 24-20, 2010 CITY FOCUS prepared by the City of Falls Church.

Concerts in Park Begin Tonight;
Traffic Calming Input Sought;
Dive Into Books;
June 24 Chipotle Fundraiser;
Focus ends July 1

Click here for the June 17-23, 2010, CITY FOCUS prepared by the City of Falls Church.

Hurricane Preparation Tips;
New Trash and Recycling Carts;
Summer Fun for Kids;
Volunteers Needed for Traffic Advisory Committee;

Click here for the June 3-9, 2010, CITY FOCUS prepared by the City of Falls Church.

Memorial Day in The Little City;
City-Wide ‘Wednesday Waste Day’ Begins Next Week;
Pedestrian, Bicycle, Traffic Calming Project Input Needed

May 27, 2010

Click here for the May 27 – June 2, 2010 CITY FOCUS prepared by the City of Falls Church.

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