One-term Board of Supervisors chairman and longtime environmental advocate Jean Packard died Oct. 21 at age 91. Comments (0)
An employee at Walgreens, 225 Maple Ave., E., told Vienna police on Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. that two female customers had entered the store and purchased several items using counterfeit currency. Vienna police continue to investigate this case.
The Vienna Community Band will perform a free concert on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center.
William Mullen, a 15-year-old from Great Falls and sophomore at St. Albans School, had the opportunity to sit down and interview U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.). The discussion looked at issues of relevance to young people in the commonwealth.
Vienna’s legislative proposals for the 2015 General Assembly session might be divided into three categories: Rearguard Maneuvers, New Initiatives and Pie-in-the-Sky, Why-Not-Give-Them-a-Try Wishes.
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will hold its Family Halloween Adopt-a-thon from Thursday, Oct. 30 to Sunday, Nov. 2, with adoption fees for black and/or orange animals of any kind waived and all other adoption fees being half-off.
Local musicians from 14 Fairfax County public schools have been named to the Virginia Honors Choir for 2014.
News of interest from across Fairfax County this week.
News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
Thirteen alleged members of the criminal street gang La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in three murders and an attempted murder in Northern Virginia, according to recently unsealed court documents.
Tensions continue to simmer over the town of Vienna’s plans to reconstruct part of Follin Lane, S.E., and add a significantly longer turning lane near Maple Avenue.
Employees at Rite Aid pharmacy, 215 Maple Ave., W., twice in recent weeks have called Vienna police to report unusual customer behavior that might be linked to tax scams.
The Fairfax County Police Department convened a meeting Oct. 14 to discuss the increase in heroin overdoses and possible strategic initiatives to educate the community as to the serious dangers of the drug.
Vienna police cited a motorist Oct. 12 after the driver’s vehicle struck a jogger near the Vienna Community Center.
A woman living in the 100 block of St. Andrews Drive, N.E., told Vienna police on Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. that someone who claimed to be with the Internal Revenue Service had telephoned and informed her she owed back taxes and was going to be arrested.
Langley High School students “drove” three simulators at the school Oct. 16 to learn about the consequences of texting while driving.
Verizon has donated $5,000 to the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office for its Project Lifesaver program, which serves the needs of children with autism-spectrum disorders or Down syndrome and adults with cognitive impairments, such Alzheimer’s disease, who may wander away from their caregivers.
The 100th anniversary of Franklin Sherman Elementary School will celebrate with a centennial homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 26 starting with a family fun run at 8 a.m. and including a carnival from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
In recognition of her years of community and exemplary volunteer work in Fairfax County, Janice Yohai will receive the 2014 Barbara Varon Volunteer Award at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Oct. 28.
Operation SoberRide, an initiative of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), will offer free taxi rides home for adults who have been imbibing during Halloween.
Updated, 10 a.m. Tuesday: Police have found a missing 73-year-old Centreville woman in the woods near her home. She is being assessed by medics at the scene.
A grand jury has indicted Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. on three felony charges, including attempted capital murder, in a 2005 sexual assault in Fairfax city.
The McLean Citizens Association and Great Falls Citizens Association will cohost a candidate forum featuring contenders for the 10th Congressional District on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Alden Theatre of the McLean Community Center.
The McLean Kids Performance Series continues on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Alden Theatre of the McLean Community Center.
The Old Firehouse Teen Center will sponsor a “monster mash” party for students in fifth and sixth grades on Friday, Oct. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m.
A woman who attended Vienna’s Oktoberfest, held Oct. 4 at Church and Mill streets, N.E., told Vienna police that while she was in the festival’s beer-garden area between 4 and 7 p.m. she left her purse unattended. When she returned, it had been taken, said Vienna police, who continue to investigate this case.
A resident living in the 600 block of Meadow Lane told Vienna police on Oct. 6 at 4:45 p.m. that he had received a telephone message from someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service.
An employee at Choice Property Management, 360 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police about possible embezzlement at the business between Aug. 29 and Sept. 11.
A Vienna police officer went to the 100 block of Patrick Street, S.W., on Oct. 7 at 10:53 p.m. to find a man who was wanted on two outstanding warrants issued by Fairfax County police. Upon arrival, the officer was led into the residence by the brother of the suspect, whom police found in his bedroom.
A Manassas Park man was charged after police said he struck and killed a pedestrian in the Falls Church area on Oct. 16.
Five weeks after Fairfax County native Hannah Graham disappeared in downtown Charlottesville, search teams on Saturday found human remains on abandoned property in rural Albemarle County.
The old Springfield mall is new and improved and has just reopened.
Faced with the Nov. 4 election just half a month away, U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-11th) and Republican challenger Suzanne Scholte dispensed with pleasantries and took pointed shots at each other’s positions during an Oct. 16 debate in Annandale.
Fairfax County Public Schools students took the ACT college-entrance exam in record numbers last school year, and the average score among county students saw no change from those taking it a year before.
Update (5 p.m.): Health officials say concerns about a potential patient with ebola virus near the Pentagon have turned out to be unfounded.
Nearly all event venues have been chosen for next summer’s 2015 World Police and Fire Games and athlete registration is occurring at a record pace, organizers said Oct. 16.
Ryan Berman of Vienna, Michelle Brouckman of Oakton and Diya Nuxoll of McLean were among seven Potomac School students selected as 2015 National Merit Semifinalists.
Oakcrest School students Theresa Abela, Laura Cermak and Mary Diederich have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Third-quarter fundraising is following the polls in the 10th Congressional District race, with Del. Barbara Comstock (R-34th) leading Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) with more cash in her campaign coffers.
On Oct. 15, the Fairfax County Police Department began its self-assessment to demonstrate compliance with 482 national standards of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
The School Board will host Fairfax County Public Schools’ fifth annual Education Summit, “Mapping Your Student’s Unique Journey: Explore the Many Choices in Fairfax County Public Schools,” on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8 a.m. at Edison High School.
The annual Vale Fall Fair, a tradition since 1936, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic Vale Schoolhouse, 3124 Fox Mill Road in Oakton.
Flicker of Hope Foundation will hold its fourth annual 5K walk to benefit survivors of traumatic burn injuries on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning and ending at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department.
The Virginia Municipal League (VML) has a familiar message for state legislators as the General Assembly prepares to meet in 2015: Don’t add unfunded mandates and don’t horn in on local tax revenue.
Eye-opening and thought-provoking are ways Vienna officials describe this fall’s Virginia Municipal League (VML) conference, held Oct. 5 through 7 in Roanoke.
News of interest from across Fairfax County.
A resident living in the 200 block of Cedar Lane, S.E., told Vienna police on Oct. 8 at 12:08 a.m. that she and her live-in boyfriend had become involved in a heated argument that escalated when the boyfriend reportedly struck her in the head, causing a bump.
A resident living in the 2200 block of George C. Marshall Drive in the Falls Church area told Fairfax County police on Oct. 2 at 11:45 p.m. that an unknown man had walked into the home through an unsecured door. The man left immediately when he saw someone in the home, police said. Nothing was taken during the incident.
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