Saturday, April 20, 2013
The library in the Rose Hill community hosted an all day event Saturday.
John Marshall Library celebrated its 50th birthday Saturday in an all-day event that included a performance from the Falls Church High School string ensemble and other entertainment. The birthday party included a FLAG ceremony, music, refreshments and prizes. Delegate Mark Sickles, Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay and library Board Trustee Member Willard Jasper and other library representatives were in attendance along with dedicated volunteers with the John Marshal Library Friends Group. During the ceremony, McKay said even with budget cuts, Fairfax County supervisors have come to understand that people "love and cherish the libraries and parks" of Fairfax County. Sickles said people still enjoy leaving their homes and going somewhere …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The library located on Rose Hill Drive will have an event Saturday.
The public is invited to John Marshall Library to celebrate 50 years on Saturday. A FLAG ceremony will start at noon and the birthday party will also include a day of music, prizes, refreshments and celebration. Delegate Mark Sickles, Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay and library Board Trustee Member Willard Jasper will also be in attendance. The John Marshall Library opened in the Rose Hill Shopping Center storefront in April 1963 and moved into its present location across the street from the shopping center in February 1975. The library is located next door to Rose Hill Elementary School and receives more than 160,000 visitors each year who peruse its large catalog and enjoy its beautiful gardens. Keep up with Kingstowne news and events…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Lawmakers return from Richmond to meet with constituents for town hall meeting Saturday. Got any questions about pending legislation and the future of the Commonwealth?
The 2013 Virginia General Assembly is in full swing, and members of the Northern Virginia delegation will return to hold a town hall meeting Saturday at 10 a.m. Virginia State Del. Mark Sickles (D-43rd), Sen. George Barker (D-39th), Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30th), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-36th) and Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay will speak to constituents at the Kingstowne Thompson Center, 6090 Kingstowne Village Pkwy., about pending legislation and answers about the General Assembly session. Opening remarks by the representatives will be followed by a Q&A.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Annual Democratic fundraiser Saturday featured Senate candidate Tim Kaine, county board Chair Sharon Bulova and other elected officials.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Local Democrats donned their best Hawaiian shirts Saturday for the annual luau fundraiser hosted by Susie Warner in Rose Hill. The event attracted featured guest former governor and U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine, as well as elected officials, including Del. Mark Sickles, state Sen. George Barker, Del. Vivian Watts, Fairfax County Board Chair Sharon Bulova, Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay, Lee District School Board member Tamara Derenak Koufax and 200 of their supporters. To see more photos from the event, visit the Lee District Democrats Facebook page.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Candidate for U.S. Senate spoke to crowd of more than 300 at the Democratic Party of Virginia coordinated campaign headquarters.
Former Gov. Tim Kaine (D) spoke to a crowd of more than 300 Democrats on Sunday at the party's new coordinated campaign headquarters in Huntington about the importance of rallying the base for victory in his U.S. Senate election, his colleagues' races across Virginia, and President Obama's reelection. Looking out over the crowded room, Kaine said, "we're going to need a bigger headquarters next time." The headquarters, located at 5914 N. Kings Hwy., will serve as a base for all Virginia Democrats on the ballot in 2012. With state delegates and senators just elected in November, Rep. Jim Moran and Kaine will be the main campaigns in focus locally. Not only is the campaign headquarters across the street from the Huntington Metro station, but…
Monday, February 13, 2012
An update from Del. Sickles at the midway point of the 2012 General Assembly.
Monday, February 13, 2012
By Delegate Mark Sickles, 43rd District I write this as we enter our fourth week in Richmond. It has been very busy. While the two-year budget is being negotiated behind the scenes, an array of hot-button social issues have dominated the debate in the General Assembly. On their way to approval are bills covering voting procedures, abortion, guns, and gay rights. I will write more about these issues below. In even-numbered years, a new two-year budget is adopted. On a couple of major issues that have the potential to tarnish Virginia’s excellent record of fiscal management, Governor McDonnell’s introduced budget is worrisome. For example, the Governor has proposed that a greater portion of the existing sales tax be sent to the …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Proposals by area legislators include hike in gas tax, campaign sign clutter, giving localities right to ban smoking in parks.
Northern Virginia lawmakers will make their case for hiking gas taxes, banning smoking in parks, cutting the clutter of campaign signs and dozens of other proposals beginning at 12 Noon Wednesday, the official start of the 2012 legislative session of the General Assembly in Richmond. The three proposals are just a sampling of what lawmakers will consider during the 60-day session in the state capital. Lawmakers' first order of business may be to determine who is in charge in the Senate. Evenly divided by party, it's uncertain whether Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling can step in and serve as a tie-breaker on some votes. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Gov. Bob McDonnell will deliver his State of the Commonwealth address. A budget shortfall …