Public Service Announcements: Vienna Election Today, Farmers Market Saturday!

It’s a big week in Vienna. 

Today is voting day for those living within the Town limits. A few hundred of us Town residents get out and vote in this historically low-turn out, mid-season election for Town Council members. Vote today, Tuesday, May 3, at the Vienna Community Center from 6:00am to 7:00pm. Check out Vienna Patch for information on which three of four candidates you want to vote for.

As for me, I’m voting for Howard Springsteen, who’ve I’ve seen be super energetic about serving Vienna since seeking (and winning) a Council seat in 2009. I’m also voting for Lori DiRocco, because she has been very responsive to emails I’ve sent to Council about my concerns. The last vote I’m still undecided about: on the one hand, Carey Sienicki seems like a very qualified choice – she’s been involved with Vienna for 10 years, including serving on the Town Planning Commission. And I always like to support women candidates. On the other hand, Hamid Barahmand seems like he’d bring a new, perhaps more raw viewpoint to the Council, particularly about transportation and Tysons construction and how that impacts Vienna. He’s also been here for 10 years. Maybe it would be good to mix things up and vote him in.

If all that voting makes you hungry for fresh food, wait no more: The Vienna Farmers Market opens this Saturday for the season! At long last! Local milk, vegetables, fruit and more! Bring on summer people. The market is open from 8:00am to 12:00pm and is located on Church Street just next to the caboose on the W & OD Trail. Do not miss the opportunity to buy fresh and locally, and have a beautiful start to your weekend morning.

For more info on where to find local, fresh food, check out this Moms Roundtable article and also this guide from INOVA health system of all the local famers markets. 


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