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News To Use Podcast: June 30, 2010
 

News To Use Podcast: June 30, 2010

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Learn about a survey on deer management in Fairfax County, Fairfax Connector fare increases, new hours for the county library system, how you can help residents of nursing homes and assisted living ...

Learn about a survey on deer management in Fairfax County, Fairfax Connector fare increases, new hours for the county library system, how you can help residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and deck safety.

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    • News to Use Podcast
      June 30, 2010
    • Topics
      June 30, 2010:
      Survey on deer management.
      Fairfax Connector fare increases.
      New hours for the library system.
      How to help residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
      Deck safety.
    • Deer Management
      Residents are encouraged to complete a
      survey concerning on the prevalence of
      deer and ongoing and future attempts to
      address issues surrounding them.
      Survey is posted until Aug. 1. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/survey/deermanagement.htm
    • Deer Management
      For more about deer management in
      Fairfax County, contact Fairfax County
      Wildlife Biologist Vicky Monroe at 703-
      324-0240.
      Deer Survey www.fairfaxcounty.gov/survey/deermanagement.htm
    • Fairfax Connector
      Fare changeseffective Sunday, June 27.
      Increase to base bus fare to $1.50 if paying by SmarTrip® card and $1.70 if paying by cash.
      Senior and disabled fares increase to 75 cents if paying by SmarTrip® card and 85 cents if paying by cash.
    • Fairfax Connector
      Fare changeseffective Sunday, June 27.
      Bus-to-bus transfers using a SmarTrip® card will be valid for up to 2 hours instead of 3 hours.
      www.fairfaxconnector.com
      Telephone Information Center
      703-339-7200
    • Library Hours
      New hours effective July 1:
      Regional and community library branches will alternate morning and evening hours four days a week.
      New schedule allows branches to extend their evening hours from 8 until 9 p.m.  
      www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library
    • Help Fellow Residents
      Help residents of nursing homes and
      assisted living facilities resolve conflicts
      and improve their quality of life.
      Three-day training; Sept. 13, 14 and 23.
      Commit minimum of four hours a week for one year. 
    • Help Fellow Residents
      Set your own schedule; visits usually between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays.
      Volunteers receive training and support.
      Contact the Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program at 703-324-5861 or 703-324-5422 for details.
    • Deck Safety
      Check support posts and beams for rot, splitting or abnormal movement.  
      Closely check the attachment points between the deck and the house.  
      Check all fasteners, bolts, joist hangers and other hardware for rust and/or corrosion. 
    • Deck Safety
      Check all guards and rails to be sure they are sturdy and secured.  
      Use grills, heaters and outdoor fire pits with care.
      Get a county permit and inspection anytime you make structural repairs or changes to a deck.
      Call 703-222-0114 for more details.
    • Additional Information
      www.fairfaxcounty.gov
      www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news
      www.fairfaxcounty.gov/opa/getfairfax
      703-FAIRFAX (324-7329).