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Varied Crowd Unites on Demands for Corridor Youth

A huge crowd attended a meeting Monday night on the need for
more recreational amenities for the residents of the Richmond
Highway corridor. Read more about Varied Crowd Unites on Demands for Corridor Youth

Hundreds Push for Better Route 1 Recreation Facilities

Local elected officials say they're largely on board with pleas from the public to enhance recreational opportunities for children along the Route 1 corridor. Hundreds of young athletes, parents and members of the faith community from the Route 1 corridor gathered Monday night at a forum organized by Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement, or VOICE. Speakers pushed for the creation of turf fields at local high schools, a multipurpose surface area at the Audubon mobile home park and a new, low-fee recreation center on the corridor. Read more about Hundreds Push for Better Route 1 Recreation Facilities

Fairfax County residents upset over lack of recreational areas

Hundreds of people living in Fairfax County are angry over the condition of their local parks and sports facilities. And to some extent, they say, this is a small part of a much bigger problem effecting hundreds of thousands of people.

Audobon Estates is a large mobile home park off Route 1, but places to play are in short supply. Children play where they can, either on a front step or on a fenced in corner. Clotheslines in yards become part of a makeshift field.

Video coverage available at link below. Read more about Fairfax County residents upset over lack of recreational areas

Manassas children to get greater access to Boys and Girls Club

MANASSAS, Va. -- There may be some children in Georgetown South who want to go to the Boys and Girls Club after school, but can’t because they didn’t have a way to get there.

Now they do. Read more about Manassas children to get greater access to Boys and Girls Club

City captures state award for youth project

The city captured the “State Neighborhood Youth Effort of the Year” for its national pilot “1 By Youth” project that took place on April 24 in the Georgetown South neighborhood. Read more about City captures state award for youth project

Zimmerman Pledges Improvements for Pike-to-DHS Bus Service

The county’s top elected official has pledged to solve a snafu that has left some residents of western Columbia Pike with few good options in getting to the county’s relocated Department of Human Services (DHS) headquarters for medical treatment and other services. Read more about Zimmerman Pledges Improvements for Pike-to-DHS Bus Service

Extension of Bus Route Breeds New Group of Civic Activists

What started out as an effort to get a local bus route extended has turned into a growing sense of civic engagement.
That was the view of the roughly 250 people who turned out at Greenbrier Baptist Church on Aug. 20, celebrating the upgraded service on Arlington Transit (ART) Route 45. Read more about Extension of Bus Route Breeds New Group of Civic Activists

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