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The Annandale Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce
their new family friendly event taking place this fall. 

The Haunted Village of Annandale

The Haunted Village of Annandale silently festers in the underworld, except in October when the earth erupts, unleashing screeching phantoms and creepy goblins.  Ghostly impressions move through the air while witches cackle amid the graves in this ancient Village.

You are invited, if you dare, to tour the Village & The Witch’s Graveyard on Fridays and Saturdays, October 16-31 from 6:00-9:00 PM in the Annandale Shopping Center on Columbia Pike at Gallows Road.  Discount admission coupons will be available at stores in the center while supplies last between October 16 and 31.  Additional information will be posted as the event draws near. There will be no vendors at this event.  

ALL NIGHTS:  6:00-9:00 PM
Friday, October 16

Saturday, October 17

Friday, October 23
Saturday, October 24

Friday, October 30
Saturday, October 31

Why Small Business is Winning Big with Consumers

Steve Rowley, Senior Vice President of Cox Business In recent years, the movement toward shopping local has gained momentum as consumers work to improve the communities in which they live by patronizing small and medium-sized businesses. While this trend generates a lot of attention during the holiday season, I’m pleased that the majority of consumers are making these efforts an ongoing campaign.

In fact, according to The 2015 Cox Consumer Pulse on Small Businesses, 92 percent of consumers around the country visit a small business at least once a week – with slightly less than half (46 percent) patronizing a small business three or more times a week.

The Cox survey gauged the sentiments of nearly 1,400 consumers around the country to give their reasons for shopping small. The good news is, from Providence to Phoenix, consumers are circulating their money where it has the greatest impact - on Main Street. Findings are available 

This impact can be measured in real dollars. According to some reports, of every $100 that is spent locally - $68 stays in the economy. This circulation of cash does a lot for local economies, from helping spur job creation to strengthening overall infrastructure.

Small Business. Big Service.
The Cox survey found that consumers feel they get a better level of customer service when patronizing small businesses. In fact, better customer service ranked second only to the “need to shop local.” Convenience and more familiarity with customers also scored high. 

At the same time, consumers pointed to a variety of ways that small businesses can improve the customer experience even more, with tactics from broadening their offerings to expanding their hours of operation.


Thomas Jefferson Ranked the Top High School in America 

Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, located right here in Mason District, for ranking first in the nation for the second year in a row according to Newsweek.   The rankings were calculated using several measures, including graduation rate, college enrollment rate, SAT and ACT scores, AP and IB scores and participation, teacher-student ratio and dropout rates.  

AT TJ, the following scores were achieved and contributed to their ranking.

  • The average ACT score is 32.
  • The average SAT score is 2182.
  • The average AP score is 4.45.
  • College Readiness score is 100%.
  • Graduation Rate score is 100%.
  • College Bound students 99.8%.

TJ received applications from 2,841 students for admission this fall, for approximately 500 spots.b According to Fairfax County Public Schools the following middle schools sent the most students.

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 New Parking Restrictions in Annandale

Trammell Road near the Lafayette Village Townhouse Development

On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the Mason Community Parking District (CPD).  The geographical area for this CPD is the entire Mason Magisterial District, which includes Annandale.

A Community Parking District does not allow certain vehicles to be parked on public streets in residential areas.  Vehicles that are prohibited include: watercraft, boat trailers, motor homes, camping trailers, and any other trailer or semi-trailer, regardless of whether such trailer or semi-trailer is attached to another vehicle.  Exemptions to the CPD include: vehicles used by federal, state, or lTrammell Road near the Lafayette Village Townhouse Developmentocal agencies to provide services; commercial vehicles discharging passengers, performing work or providing services; vehicles temporarily parked, for up to 48 hours, for the purpose of loading, unloading, or preparing for a trip.  During the month of July, parking enforcement officers will place information flyers on vehicles that would be affected by the new CPD.  Enforcement of the CPD begins August 1, 2015.  Vehicles not in compliance would be issued a $75 fine, and the vehicle may be towed at owner's expense.

Violations should be reported to the Fairfax County Police Dept. at 703-691-2131 or the traffic division directly at 703-280-0500.

The Haunted Village of Annandale


Saturday, October 24, 2015  (REGISTER SOON)

The Annandale Parade

Cited in 2013 as one of,

The popular Annandale Parade will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 beginning at 10:00 am.  Marching along Columbia Pike from the Annandale Shopping Center near Gallows Road, all the way to the Bowling Alley-Safeway, thousands of participants from Clowns, Storybook Characters, and Marching Bands to Antique & Military Cars, Fire Trucks, Civic Organizations, Scouts, and beautifully costumed International Dancers will parade before the residents of Greater Annandale.  The Annandale Parade has been a fixture since 1950, celebrating the vast diversity Annandale enjoys. Sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, this sixty-five year old tradition only gets bigger and better every year.

Register early, before all spaces are taken.
  Entry Form

Sponsorship Opportunities include extensive advertising.  For information, please contact


Celebrate Annandale at the 65th Annual Parade on Columbia Pike, October 24, 2015


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