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The City of Fairfax’s credit rating recently got a boost. Moody’s Investors Service recently moved the rating outlook to “stable” and affirmed the AAA on four states including Virginia, and 37 local governments, including the City of Fairfax, following the move last month to a stable outlook on the U.S. government’s AAA rating. City representatives said recently, “When Moody’s placed the U.S. government on ‘negative’ outlook in 2011, it revised the outlooks of certain AAA-rated U.S. municipal issuers to ‘negative,’ to reflect their close economic, financial and capital markets linkages to the federal government.” The conditions that led to the return to a “stable” outlook on the U.S. government’s rating help reduce the exposure to these risks over Moody’s outlook period, they added. For information, call the City of Fairfax at 703-385-7870.
Have you been to the Historic Blenheim site in Fairfax City recently? You may have noticed some activity going on. Work has recently begun on a new and improved pedestrian trail, that leads from the interpretive center to two of the outlying buildings - the historic residence (pictured above) and Grandma’s Cottage. The new asphalt trail – which will feature a special treatment that will keep the historic feel of the grounds - replaces the easily-eroded gravel path, representatives said. The new trail is being funded by an enhancement grant from the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.
Don’t adjust your dial – that’s just a little high-definition you’ll soon be seeing, as the local public access channel Cityscreen-12 upgrades to HD this month. City representatives say, all Cityscreen-12 programs — including City meetings, The Fairfax Scene, public service announcements and more — will be produced in HD beginning in September. Cityscreen-12 staff members are working to make these upgrades during the month of August when the City Council, School Board and most city boards and commissions are on summer hiatus. When they return, televised meetings and all Cityscreen-12 programming will feature improved picture quality, better graphics and a widescreen format. These improvements are funded with cable television PEG fees that are designated to be used only to fund equipment upgrades, per franchise agreements with Cox and Verizon, the City said. For more information, call the City at 703-385-7803.
Looking for a part-time or full-time job? Love coffee? Two Fairfax Starbucks locations are currently hiring – the Fairfax City location at 10344 Main St., and the Fairlakes Shopping Center location at 12957 Fairlakes Shopping Center. Company advertisements say employees are eligible for medical and dental insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and discounts, 401k opportunities with company matching, and, of course – discounted coffee and merchandise! For more details, pop by the location or visit www.starbucks.com/careers.
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