Fairlington Farmers Market Opening May 2
Fairlington Farmers Market returns this weekend for its 7th season. The market starts Sunday, May 2, and will run through November 21. Join us each week from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. on the back patio of the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. The majority of our regular market vendors will be back, and we will have a few new product categories and vendors as well—read the May 2021 All Fairlington Bulletin for details.
May 12 FCA Meeting: Working Session
The FCA will conduct a working session during its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. on the FCA’s Facebook page. There is not guest speaker. You don’t need a Facebook account to watch the livestream.
All Fairlington Bulletin
Read the May 2021 All Fairlington Bulletin.
Take Our Survey
How can FCA add value to your Fairlington experience? Are there problems you want us to tackle? Topics you want us to examine? What about activities to address needs that you and your neighbors share? Community conversations you want us to lead? Information you want about things that affect the neighborhood? What do you want to see more or less of in the near future?
The FCA wants to hear from you in our new survey about local activities, events, and areas of interest to better understand how we can continue to serve the Fairlington community. As a thank you, respondents will be entered for a chance to win a gift card to a Shirlington restaurant of their choosing. The survey should take less than five minutes.
Drones Flying Over Arlington
Arlington County has hired a contractor to perform a drone survey of heat signatures transecting the County to measure the white-tailed deer population. The drones will be flying over Arlington beginning a half hour before sunrise April 5 each day until 30 minutes after sunset until the survey is completed. They will not be flying at night. The survey could take up to two weeks, but is weather dependent. The information gleaned from the survey will inform the development of the County’s Forestry and Natural Resources Plan. Through the use of heat signatures, these surveys will only collect information on deer; it does not identify people. Learn more here.
Fairlington Home Improvement Seminar POSTPONED
The 6th Annual Fairlington Home Improvement Seminar was set to kick off virtually this weekend. Due to unavoidable scheduling problems, we will need to postpone the event. Check back for updates.
Each event will include two parts: a recorded video posted on social media and a live, interactive video session. Selected contractors will have creative license to produce their own video, which will be posted on the FCA’s Facebook page, well in advance of a scheduled and advertised live Zoom session, hosted by the FCA.
Community members interested in viewing and/or participating are encouraged to follow the FCA’s Facebook page for details or email Board Secretary Chris Weathers at cweathers at ttrsir.com to receive updates.
County COVID Vaccine Update
As of April 18, individuals over the age of 16 are eligible to receive a COVID vaccine.
Anyone who is eligible can now directly schedule an appointment to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine at Arlington County public health clinics.
Individuals can also directly book appointments at VaccineFinder, where you can search for clinics, pharmacies and other nearby locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines.
NOTE: The vaccines have not yet been studied in children younger than 16. They will not be available to that age group until more information is available.
All information can be found on the county’s COVID website.
Even after you are vaccinated, you will still need to practice these prevention steps:
- Stay home if sick
- Wash your hands
- Wear a face covering
- Keep physical distance from others
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
- FCA page
- Governor Northam’s executive orders
- Arlington County
- City of Alexandria
- Centers for Disease Control
- World Health Organization
- Arlington County’s Vaccine resource site
- Clinic registration site or call the county’s COVID hotline: 703-228-7999
- Virginia Hospital Center’s COVID vaccine registration site
Through an outreach program from the Arlington County Department of Human Services (DHS), FCA has acquired resuable cloth masks, intended for vulnerable populations. Please contact your condo association board or FCA Board Director, Chris Weathers at 703-402-4648 for more information or whether you would like to receive one.
Do you or a neighbor need help getting groceries or other items? There are Fairlingtonians that are ready to help. Please email your request to: vp at fca-fairlington.org or call FCA’s general number: 571-403-1943. Someone will be checking regularly and will follow-up.
Have COVID related questions concerns beyond neighbor to neighbor help? Call Arlington County’s COVID hotline: 703-228-7999. (Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.).
What Is the Fairlington Citizens Association?
The Fairlington Citizens Association (FCA) is about you. All residents are members and an executive board is elected annually. The FCA’s mission is to promote activities that make Fairlington a better community in which to live by serving as a forum for discussion of residents’ concerns and by representing Fairlington’s views to local government.