About 70 people took part in Great Falls Friends and Neighbors’ (GFFN) annual Bridge Jamboree on Nov. 14 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Great Falls. The Jamboree was open to the public … Comments (0)
Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for less than $4.50 per person this year – about 56 cents per person less than the national average – according to an informal price survey conducted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.
The 33rd annual Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild’s Art and Craft Show will take place this year at the SpringHill RECenter in McLean.
Volunteers are sought to assist the Committee for Helping Others (CHO) at its 2015 Christmas Store, which will take place on Dec. 11-12 at Vienna Presbyterian Church.
The 69th annual Vienna Halloween Parade came off well Oct. 29, despite being delayed one day by inclement weather, and participating groups added their usual creativity and verve to the festivities.
The McAuliffe administration’s plan to add tolls to Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway not only needs to win approval from the Commonwealth Transportation Board; it will need to survive a challenge from some in the General Assembly.
Vienna police dispatched an officer to the Bey Lounge, 303 Mill St., N.E., on Nov. 19 at 11:23 p.m. after receiving a report of loud music emanating from the business. Upon arrival, the officer determined the noise level to be in violation of the town’s noise ordinance.
News of interest from across Fairfax County this week.
News of transportation and transit across the region this week.
From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, the Virginia Department of Transportation will time signals to help move drivers through major shopping centers around northern Virginia.
Who would’ve thought that all of the well known and loved fairytales have been told wrong all these years?
The Stage One Players at the St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School took their audience on a wild ride across the European countryside in a comedic mystery adventure with their polished production of “The 39 Steps.”
To create the perfect black comedy about murder, start with a great poison hiding in plain sight: a bottle of elderberry wine loaded with a teaspoon of arsenic, half a teaspoon of strychnine, and just a pinch of cyanide. Sift together two kooky old ladies, a tablespoon of romance, and a pinch of insanity. Beat in terrific costumes and a detailed set, stir, and bake with an enthusiastic audience.
Median sales prices of real estate sold across the inner suburbs of Northern Virginia in October was off slightly from a year before, although there were significant variations within the five jurisdictions comprised by the region.
Modest increases in both transactions and median prices combined for a 5-percent year-over-year increase in sales volume across the Virginia real estate market in October, according to new figures.
Some Vienna residents may wonder why little progress appears to be happening with the town’s Follin Lane reconstruction project.
Three years after a giant oak tree collapsed and killed a motorist on Georgetown Pike in Great Falls, other equally massive trees near the road seemed to be living on borrowed time.
The 2016-17 school year for Fairfax County Public Schools will open Sept. 6 and run through June 23, under a calendar presented to School Board members Nov. 16. The board is expected to vote on the draft calendar on Dec. 3.
Fairfax County government offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27, in observance of Thanksgiving.
AARP Virginia is inviting individuals and groups from across Northern Virginia to help spread the holiday spirit by visiting those who might not be able to celebrate.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
From the history column, back 40 years ago, in the Dec. 5, 1975, edition of the Northern Virginia Sun.
From incoming freshmen to seniors making the final push toward graduation next year, students at James Madison High School in Vienna now will be guided by a leader well-known to them.
Residents of the Washington metropolitan area speak at least 168 different languages at home, and in just over a quarter of the region’s households, English is not the primary language, according to new analysis from the U.S. Census Bureau.
A Vienna police officer was on patrol in the 100 block of Cherry Street, S.E., on Nov. 16 at 11:35 a.m. when he observed a motorist commit a series of traffic offenses. The officer conducted a traffic stop as a result and upon interacting with the driver, the officer detected signs of possible impairment.
Motor-carrier safety officers from the Fairfax County Police Department inspected 12 trucks in the 4600 block of West Ox Road on Nov. 17. Police noted 43 violations and took six trucks out of service.
It took the votes of two lame-duck members to secure passage, but the Arlington County Board on Nov. 19 gave the McAuliffe administration what it had come seeking – support, if encumbered by a number of caveats, for its proposal to add tolls to Interstate 66 inside the Beltway.
In recognition of her volunteer work supporting voters and the election process in Fairfax County, Sidney Johnson on Nov. 17 was presented with the 2015 Barbara Varon Volunteer Award.
A local resident told Vienna police on Nov. 12 that sometime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. a Middle Eastern man had been lying in the prayer position in the median of Maple Avenue, E., near Niblick Drive, S.E.
A local resident told Vienna police on Nov. 14 at 2:38 p.m. that he had been walking through the parking lot near Jammin’ Java in the 200 block of Maple Avenue, E., when the driver of a vehicle began to honk his horn at him to move out of the way.
A motorist was traveling westbound on Maple Avenue approaching Follin Lane, S.E., on Nov. 17 at 2:19 p.m. when a deer appeared from the left side of the vehicle and rammed its head into the driver’s-side door.
Marymount University has been named recipient of the 2015 Jessica Burmester Volunteer Award from The Arc of Northern Virginia, for the school’s support of a series of workshops that help students with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition from high school.
Fairfax County police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man struck by a car in Falls Church on Thursday night.
Santa Train online tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23 at www.vrespecialevents.org.
Fairfax County Public Schools is one of 17 school systems across the commonwealth achieving “Platinum” status in the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2016 Green Schools Competition.
Pam Rittenhouse, a senior transportation planner with the Fairfax County Department of Transportation, has been awarded the annual Transportation Achievement Award by the Fairfax County Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC).
More than 1,200 sixth-graders from 11 local elementary schools will benefit from the Safe Community Coalition’s 12th annual Sixth-Grade Ethics Day.
The Northern Virginia Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteer advocates for residents in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.
Fairfax County Public Schools’ per-student costs rose 1.5 percent in the past year, according to new figures, with the county school system again ranking in the middle of the pack compared to jurisdictions across the D.C. suburbs.
The 300 block of Glyndon Street, N.E., in Vienna is prone to having stormwater flow across the road and onto private property.
Vienna soon will undertake a major stream-restoration project at Hunters Branch, but will be on the hook for little of the cost.
The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum for 2015 will focus on the theme “Intentional Success in 2016: It’s Your Time.”
News of interest from McLean, Great Falls and surrounding communities.
News of interest from Vienna, Oakton and surrounding communities.
Attention devotees: Fairfax County is getting its very first Wawa next month.
A new Fairfax County noise ordinance passed by the Board of Supervisors Nov. 17 leaves some things to be desired, but still will be an improvement over existing rules, supervisors said.
Want the good news or the bad news when it comes to the 2016 real estate market? Because analysts can give you plenty of each.
Vienna Town Council members on Nov. 16 unanimously agreed to ride a Prince William County contract with MGB Cycles LLC of Dumfries to purchase a 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycle for the Vienna Police Department.
Raking leaves is hard work, and when homeowners drag mounds of them to the curb for collection, they want them picked up promptly to avoid safety and drainage hazards – to say nothing of having the leaves blown back onto yards.
An employee at Jammin’ Java, 225 Maple Ave., E., told Vienna police on Nov. 7 at 11 p.m. that a customer had jumped up on the cafe’s stage and attempted to take the microphone from a musician and take over the show.
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