News To Use Podcast: Aug. 11, 2010

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Learn about a new book that features the history of the Fairfax County Police Department, hear about Fairfax County’s commitment to small, women-owned and minority-owned businesses, recognitions for the county’s Redevelopment and Housing Authority and Thomas Jefferson Library, and learn about the Virginia Indian Festival.

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News To Use Podcast: Aug. 11, 2010

  1. 1. News to Use Podcast<br />Aug. 11, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Topics<br />History of the Fairfax County Police Department.<br />Small, women-owned and minority-owned businesses.<br />Recognitions for the Redevelopment and Housing Authority and Thomas Jefferson Library.<br />Virginia Indian Festival. <br />
  3. 3. Police Department Book<br />“History of the Fairfax County<br />Police Department: 1921-1990” <br />Chronicles Police Department and celebrates 70th anniversary.<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police<br />
  4. 4. Commitment to Business<br />Fairfax County Government spending with small, women-owned and minority-owned businesses totaled more than $275 million during Fiscal Year 2010 – almost half of the county’s expenditures.<br />Fairfax County Supplier Diversity Program – 703-324-3104.<br />
  5. 5. Recognitions<br />The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for its efforts in supporting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing voucher program. <br />
  6. 6. Recognitions<br />The Thomas Jefferson Library, a branch of the Fairfax County Public Library, is one of 70 public libraries in 21 states selected by the American Library Association to receive a $5,000 grant as part of “The American Dream Starts @ your library” literacy project. <br />
  7. 7. Virginia Indian Festival<br />At RiverbendPark, 8700 Potomac Hills St. in Great Falls.<br />Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.<br />Features eight tribes native to Virginia.<br />Admission is $5 for ages three and older.<br />For info, call 703-759-3211, or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend.<br />
  8. 8. Additional Information<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/opa/getfairfax<br />703-FAIRFAX (324-7329). <br />

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