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Dressed as superheroes, squids, hippies and other characters, young musicians have been practicing their craft at the annual Summer Strings Camp at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in McLean.
Year-over-year unemployment across the Washington region declined in May, according to new federal figures, part of an improving jobs picture across the nation.
News of interest from across Fairfax County.
News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week.
It’s becoming something of a Northern Virginia trend: Political leaders and their staff planners push to use the carrot of higher-density zoning in an effort to transform anemic communities, then the neighborhoods push back.
Steven Kurtz, a 13-year-old Great Falls resident with a passion for baking, recently organized a bake sale to raise money in support of children with autism in Brazil.
The Town of Vienna Rockin’ Independence Eve Fireworks Show will be held on Friday, July 3.
Four days of Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games boxing competition began June 29 at George Mason University.
Town of Vienna government offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day.
The 8th Congressional District Democratic Committee is launching a Next Generation Leaders Program, with the application period running through July 15.
News of business and economic development across Fairfax County.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
Hokey smoke, Bullwinkle: June 23 was the kickoff for presidential candidates to begin circulating petitions to get on next year’s primary ballot in Virginia.
Teamwork, sportsmanship and spirited competition marked the 2015 World Police & Fire Games’ Dragon Boat races, held June 28 at National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Md., on the second full day of the Games.
Fairfax County residents who previously received water service from the city of Falls Church will get a pleasant surprise starting July 1: Their water rate will decline by 20 percent.
The Vienna town government recently issued the following business licenses:
The Vienna town government recently noted the following business anniversaries in July:
The median square footage of owner-occupied homes in the Washington area stood at 2,200, and the typical such house was constructed in 1981, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Sierra Club and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters have endorsed the re-election bid of state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st).
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded on June 25 at about 1:30 p.m. to a commercial building at the Wells Fargo Bank branch at 2903 Gallows Road in Merrifield.
Fairfax County police are looking for a man who reportedly robbed a person in Tysons Corner on June 24 while conducting the sale of a telephone.
Fairfax County police responded to a reported robbery on June 25 at around 11:30 p.m. near Saintsbury Drive and Five Oaks Road in Oakton.
Vienna police dispatched an officer to McDonald’s, 544 Maple Ave., W., on June 18 at 6:15 p.m. after receiving a report from restaurant employees that a group of apparently intoxicated juveniles had been walking through the parking lot and causing trouble.
New Census Bureau figures rank four Northern Virginia jurisdictions among the most populous of the state’s 133 counties and cities.
Storms early Wednesday morning delayed plans to shift traffic to newly-built lanes on U.S. near Fort Belvoir.
Mike Baird has a dream to improve health care.
The corporate owners of Maryland-based Giant Food and North Carolina-based Food Lion announced plans Wednesday to join forces and merge the two companies.
To someone with eyes closed, the Children’s Science Center Lab in Fair Oaks Mall sounds like both a video arcade and an elementary-school classroom.
The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department will host “Red, White & Blue on the Green” on Saturday, July 4 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Vienna Town Green.
The Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park series, sponsored by the McLean Community Center, will feature “Women Who Rock” this year.
The McLean Community Center’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration will be held at a new venue this year.
Reversal schedules on the 95 Express Lanes will be adjusted this weekend in anticipation of traffic to D.C. for the fireworks, and for out-of-towners heading home Sunday.
The historic Pohick Church in Lorton will offer tours from 1-3 p.m. July 4.
Dozens gathered at Tysons Tower on June 27, first in the lobby to register, then four floors below in the basement to begin a 28-story climb in the one-day stair-climb races of the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games.
Fairfax County police are trying to positively identify the body of a man found in a Kingstowne pond late Saturday morning.
The 2015 World Police & Fire Games kicked off in colorful and noisy style June 26 at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C.
The grandeur of Leesburg Pike, as the Tysons Partnership phrases it, is now enhanced with colorful banners that dance in the wind from their perch atop 126 new light poles that line the two sides of Route 7 between Tyco Road and International Drive.
The Fairfax County Park Authority’s Healthy Strides Community 5K/10K Race and Healthy Strides Expo has been tapped to receive a 2015 Achievement Award at the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2015 Annual Conference and Exposition.
Fairfax County officials are working to bring donation drop-off boxes under the authority of zoning regulations, and have proposed new rules to govern their placement and size.
Mitch Weintraub, managing partner of Cordia Partners, has been tapped to serve as chairman for 2015-16 of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce.
The Vienna Business Association has announced the following new members: Fairfax County Park Authority, Clarity, Grass Roots Fitness and Natural Wellness 360.
Most Fairfax County government offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
It may come as little solace to Fairfax County officials still smarting over last year’s scuttling of the Columbia Pike streetcar, but Arlington County Board Chairman Mary Hynes is suggesting the transit proposal is dormant, not dead.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled that same-sex couples across the country are entitled to the rights and privileges of marriage.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is conducting $90,000 worth of renovations at Turner Farmhouse, located at 10609 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls.
American Legion Post 270 of McLean sponsored 14 boys to attend Virginia Boys State from June 21 to 27 at Radford University.
A developer violated a proffer when it failed to provide unrestricted parking spaces for residents of an adjacent homeowners association in Fair Oaks, Fairfax County supervisors decided June 23.
Walter Webdale, who has served as CEO of AHC Inc. since 1999 and has been active in housing issues for 50 years, has been awarded the President’s Choice Award from the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND).
Many people cannot play musical instruments, but nearly all know instantly when a musician strikes an off-key note.
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