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A new study by the American Journal of Public Health pegs Falls Church with a dubious distinction – the highest rate of drinking in the nation.
A 22-year drought in the construction of new, full-service hotels in Tysons Corner ended with a trumpet flourish April 22 as corporate leaders and local officials cut the ribbon to formally open the 18-story Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center.
Fairfax County police in February implemented a new program, modeled after Neighborhood Watch, that aims to help keep houses of worship safe and crime-free.
The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce on March 26 awarded Certificates of Valor to Vienna police Master Police Officer Tim Seitz and Officers Marcos Herrera and John Digan at the chamber’s 37th Annual Valor Awards Ceremony.
Vienna police dispatched an officer to the 100 block of Maple Avenue, W., on April 10 at 10:46 p.m. after receiving a report about an accident with injuries.
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Rotary Club of Vienna leaders on April 22 presented Vienna officials with several checks aimed at bolstering some of the town’s programs.
Fairfax County police are investigating a domestic-related shooting early Thursday that left a man and woman suffering life-threatening injuries.
The 2015 General Assembly session offered surprisingly little rancor on budgetary issues, but ethics-reform legislation fell short of lawmakers’ hopes and the biggest issue of all – Medicaid expansion to 400,000 Virginians – made no headway, local members of the Northern Virginia delegation said April 21.
Their feedback is anecdotal – although backed up with data – but a survey of regional Realtor chiefs across the commonwealth suggests the market is on track for a reasonably solid spring/summer sales period.
Vienna police continue to investigate a slew of tax-scam incidents reported in recent weeks by local residents.
Local students brought home awards in the write-off competition, sponsored by the Virginia Association of Journalism Teachers and Advisers.
Marketing students from Centreville High School and the Fair Oaks Classroom on the Mall program will open the annual Fair Oaks Prom Dress Shop on Friday, May 1.
The Vienna town government recently noted the following business anniversaries in the town:
The Thoreau Middle School PTA has announced plans for “Celebrate Thoreau,” a evening fundraiser featuring a silent auction, on Friday, May 8 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the middle school, 2505 Cedar Lane in Vienna.
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Vienna prides itself on its small-town feel, and a big part of that comes from the many thousands of hours contributed by volunteers with organizations throughout the town.
While participating in a driving-while-intoxicated checkpoint on April 11 near Arlington Boulevard and Annandale Road in the Falls Church area, Fairfax County police officers stopped a vehicle that had law-enforcement markings and equipment on it.
Fairfax County police arrested three men April 9 after they allegedly fired several rounds from a rifle and handgun in the basement of a home in the 10100 block of Pine Street in Oakton. The rounds penetrated the exterior of the home, but no one was injured, police said.
An employee of a business in the 200 block of Cedar Lane, S.E., told Vienna police that sometime between March 10 and April 6 another employee had forced her into a restroom, locked the door, prevented her from escaping and sexually assaulted her.
The McLean Project for the Arts will hold its annual spring benefit on Wednesday, May 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Selwa and David Rutchik.
Teams from Longfellow Middle School and Langley High School captured first place in Division B and Division C, respectively, in the 2015 Virginia Science Olympiad, held recently at Lake Braddock Secondary School.
Fairfax County School Board members voted 5-4, with three abstentions, to boost their pay 60 percent, to $32,000, starting next year.
Fairfax County Public Schools students placed in 45 events at the 2015 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Conference, held recently in Reston.
Local residents are invited to drop by the Great Falls Farmers’ Market, 778 Walker Road (next to Wells Fargo Bank) on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn more about the health benefits of venison.
The Vienna town government recently issued business licenses to the following new arrivals:
Journalism may be akin to dynamite handling, as newscaster Jim Lehrer avers, but writing a tell-all book that bares family secrets and trashes one’s parents belongs in an even more dangerous category.
The board of trustees of the Fairfax County library system on April 8 presented the annual Star Volunteer Awards, honoring those who during 2015 contributed more than 120,000 hours to libraries across the community.
The economic future of Northern Virginia – and the commonwealth as a whole – is inextricably tied up with the success of Washington Dulles International Airport.
Freddie Mac has been elected to a seat on the Tysons Partnership board of directors, and will be represented by Tammy Hoffman, vice president of corporate services for the congressionally-chartered mortgage underwriter.
The annual ValeArts spring show, “Destinations,” will be held April 24-26 at the historic Vale Schoolhouse, 3124 Fox Mill Road in Oakton.
The Realtor of a vacant home in the 900 block of Echols Street, S.E., which was due to be razed, was alerted by a neighbor April 7 that a basement window appeared to have been left open, Vienna police said.
Vienna police dispatched an officer to Giant Food, 359 Maple Ave., E., on April 6 at 5:16 p.m. after receiving a report that a man was harassing customers.
The Washington Post, in reporting on Fairfax County government budget discussions over the weekend, said that the pay raise planned for employees by the Board of Supervisors, while above that proposed by the county executive, was “less than what the county agreed to during labor negotiations this fall.”
A funeral will be held Tuesday in Falls Church for slain University of Mary Washington student Grace Rebecca Mann.
Members of the Northern Virginia congressional delegation – Republicans and Democrats alike – are advising state officials to tap the brakes on their plan for what the McAuliffe administration sees as upgrades to Interstate 66 inside the Beltway.
A team of four seventh-grade students from Thoreau Middle School – Audrey Yu, George Carson, Barbara Hogendoorn and Maeve Bowen – won the 2015 Virginia School of the Future contest, part of the SchoolsNEXT Design Competition.
Madeira School entered the first all-girl team in the High School Programming Contest, held April 18 at the University of Maryland College Park.
Cooper Middle School has been honored by the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program with the Bronze Award for its efforts to promote environmental sustainability at the school.
Fairfax County Public Schools has received a donation of 135 used computers from Busch Gardens Williamsburg which will be used in the district’s high school academies for hands-on instruction.
A flood watch is in effect for most of Northern Virginia through 10 a.m. Monday.
Longtime Vienna resident and historian Paul David Snodgrass volunteered with many community groups and cut a dashing figure as a ballroom dancer or while dressed in a top hat and tails while attending historical events.
According to some experts, changing accounting firms periodically brings fresh eyes and new ideas to the auditing process.
With the springtime real estate market upon us, the Sun Gazette asked some local real estate experts what is the best-case scenario for the local real estate market in 2015, and what is the worst-case scenario.
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