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The percentage of Virginia workers who are members of trade unions declined from 2013 to 2014 and remains less than half the national rate, according to new federal figures.
The Alden Theatre of the McLean Community Center has put tickets on sale for a solo concert featuring Broadway legend Chita Rivera, who has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received seven additional nominations.
Vienna police dispatched an officer to a residence in the 200 block of Commons Drive, N.W., on Jan 9 at 5:22 p.m. to assist with a resident who had fallen while attempting to gain access to her home via a bedroom window.
Friends of the Oakton Library will present “Into Africa,” a discussion of the Kisima Orphanage and Academy in Kenya, on Monday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at Oakton Library.
News of interest from McLean, Great Falls and surrounding communities.
News of interest from Vienna, Oakton and surrounding communities.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of Northern Virginia ahead of snow, sleet and freezing rain expected tonight into Saturday.
Annie Farrar’s distinctive black-painted, spire-like sculptures combine items she has found on the street, bought at hardware stores and secondhand shops, and received from her husband, co-workers and since-deceased family members.
As part of a partnership between Fairfax County Public Schools and the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce, students from Madison High School, Marshall Academy, George C. Marshall High School and Oakton High School are participating in a job-shadow program.
Having picked up a number of new participants joining up, the Vienna Business Association is closing in on the 200-member mark.
The Naomi Project of Northern Virginia, an initiative of Our Daily Bread, is seeking volunteers to mentor at-risk pregnant or newly parenting women.
Christine Sullivan had high hopes for landscaping when she moved to a 2-acre property in Great Falls several years ago, but hungry deer gobbled up all her plantings except for ones with thorns or prickly flowers.
Fairfax Superintendent Karen Garza will continue her 2014-15 “listening tour” with two upcoming events.
News of business and economic development across Fairfax County.
News of interest from across Fairfax County.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
News that was making news in years gone by.
Attention Lake Ridge, Dale City, South Riding, Burke and West Springfield! You need to spice things up, stat.
Virginia’s network of state parks saw a new attendance record set in 2014, according to officials, which translated to a record economic impact to the commonwealth.
The Virginia Department of Transportation will host upcoming information meetings to provide information on current plans to upgrade Interstate 66 between Route 15 in Haymarket and the Capital Beltway.
Changes are being proposed to some Fairfax Connector, Tysons Circulator and RIBS (Reston Internal Bus System) routes to improve performance and enhance connectivity.
It’s been a banner year for Ashley Rodriguez and Josh Tarplin, seniors in the Potomac School’s Science and Engineering Research Center (SERC) program. Over the past few months,
A local resident was in a business in the 400 block of Mill Street, N.E., on Jan. 9 at 8:58 a.m. when another customer alerted the man that his vehicle was on fire.
Vienna police dispatched an officer to the 800 block of Ware Street, S.W., on Jan. 13 at 4:31 p.m. after receiving a report of a man in desperate need of medical attention.
The Providence Players picked up 19 nominations, include two for Outstanding Play, and will vie for statuettes in the 15th annual WATCH (Washington Area Theatre Community Honors) competition.
Students from Langley, McLean and Oakton high schools joined others from Herndon and Westfield highs to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Jan. 18 as part of the Flutopia Wind Ensemble.
A coalition of Northern Virginia business interests yesterday came out with a new compact, critical of what some see as the piecemeal financing of transportation across the region.
Passenger traffic at Northern Virginia’s two main airports was up a collective 2.1 percent in November compared to a year before, but the growth was concentrated at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Liana Keesing, a student at Longfellow Middle School, and Tyler Keam, a student at Thoreau Middle School, have been named Senate pages for the 2015 General Assembly session, and Jacinta Das, a student at Longfellow Middle School, has been named a Senate messenger.
Students, faculty and staff at Northern Virginia Community College gathered at the Alexandria and Manassas campuses on Jan. 19 to pack 20,000 dehydrated meals in partnership with Stop Hunger Now.
Marymount University president Matthew Shank traveled to Dubai in December to deliver the commencement address to graduates at the American University in the Emirates, known as “AUE.”
Sales of homes across Northern Virginia’s inner suburbs retreated slightly after two consecutive years of solid growth, but the average sales price of all homes that sold hit a new record in 2014.
With a mixed year for real estate – sales down, price up – now in the rear-view mirror, many top real-estate professionals across the local area are predicting 2015 will be an improvement.
The Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church recently elected officers for the coming year.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command plans to conduct training over the skies of the Washington area the rest of the week.
A coalition of Northern Virginia business organizations has signed a compact calling for a regional effort to solve transportation inertia, with “focused and leveraged” funding of large-scale projects.
Carole Herrick is on everyone’s short list of prominent McLean historians, but even she can learn more by looking deeper.
New Dels. Rip Sullivan (D-48th) and Kathleen Murphy (D-34th) picked up their committee assignments as the General Assembly opened its 2015 session on Jan. 14.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport was the place to be, among the region’s three airports, in 2014 if you wanted the best chance of taking off on time.
Fairfax County Public Schools is encouraging local businesses and community groups to express their interest in partnering with the school system by using the “FCPS Partnership Starter.” The online tool, which is unique to the county school system, matches potential partners with schools or an FCPS office or program.
The General Assembly is slated to honor the contributions of Jean Packard, the first woman to chair the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and a longtime champion of environmental causes.
Jan. 31 is the deadline for Fairfax County residents to purchase dog tags for 2015.
A 49-year-old Woodbridge woman was killed in a Sunday afternoon crash on Interstate 495 near Van Dorn Street.
High school students interested in furthering their interests in fine arts are being invited to compete in the 2015 James C. Macdonald Arts Scholarship Competition, sponsored by the Alden Theatre of the McLean Community Center.
Feb. 2 is the deadline for residents of the Town of Vienna to purchase dog licenses for 2015.
Great Falls has lost a giant of a man whose determination left a striking monument in the village’s center.
New Del. Rip Sullivan (D-48th) has been appointed to the House Committee on Finance and House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake Bay and Natural Resources.
The local real estate market ended the year on a positive note, although the news was decidedly mixed within ZIP codes served by the Sun Gazette.
State. Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st) has introduced legislation giving Virginia counties the same powers as cities and towns to regulate speed limits in school zones.
The Vienna town government is seeking nominations for the annual Green Business Award program, saluting businesses and non-profit organizations in the town that are changing the way they purchase, develop, produce and provide products and services so that it has a positive effect on the environment, town officials said.
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