Total year-over-year home sales were up but average prices were down across the District of Columbia and the inner suburbs in January, according to new figures. Comments (0)
Fairfax County Public Schools and the Fairfax County Police Department on Feb. 10 celebrated Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, and marked the 65th anniversary of crossing guards in the county.
Legislation by state Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-30th) to create an Office of Immigrant Assistance fell short.
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards, to be presented on April 1.
News of interest from McLean, Great Falls and surrounding communities.
News of interest from Vienna, Oakton and surrounding communities.
Admit it: It’s pure entertainment watching presidential candidates on both sides go through their linguistic gymnastics in an effort to pander to any group they can find, now that it’s getting down to crunch time.
The wintry mess that shut down much of the Washington region during the third week of January could have an impact on home sales in coming months, but the first month of the year proved a passable, if not robust start to 2016 home-buying in Northern Virginia.
Sales-tax receipts distributed to the Fairfax County government from the state government in January totaled $14.7 million, a decline of 2.5 percent from a year before.
A proposal calling for runoff elections in statewide races, if no candidate achieves a majority vote on the first round, didn’t last long in Richmond.
Opera Nova will host a fund-raising brunch on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. at the Fort Myer Officers’ Club, featuring selections from the upcoming production of Scott Joplin’s “Treemonisha” along with famous arias and Broadway show tunes.
McLean & Great Falls Celebrate Virginia, a statewide community organization organized by the late Del. Vincent Callahan (R-34th) in 2003 to promote local history in association with the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown colony’s founding in 1607, in January merged with the McLean Historical Society. Celebrate Virginia gave its remaining money to that group and the Great Falls Historical Society.
The McLean Citizens Association (MCA) will hold a membership meeting regarding the proposed fiscal year 2017 Fairfax County and public-schools budgets on Wednesday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center. The meeting will be open to the public and co-sponsored by Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) and School Board member Jane Strauss (Dranesville District).
Reaction has been mixed to the Feb. 10 news that the McAuliffe administration and leaders in the General Assembly have agreed to a framework proposal that would have a four-mile eastbound stretch of the highway from the Dulles Toll Road to Ballston widened sooner rather than later while retaining many of the other components the administration’s earlier plan that would bring toll lanes to the highway in 2017.
Fairfax County Public Schools students garnered a total of 504 awards in the Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition, sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is making changes to the operating hours at county dog parks, largely as a result of changes to the county government’s noise ordinance that go into effect this month.
Gov. McAuliffe in the last couple of weeks has become Virginia’s version of Monty “Let’s Make a Deal” Hall.
Fairfax County police have arrested a Springfield man in connection with the stabbing death of another man this week.
Arlington officials reacted with disappointment and their Fairfax counterparts generally with support for today’s compromise on improving Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway.
Fairfax County School Board members will consider the possibility of opening the 2017-18 school year before Labor Day, but will make no change to the adopted schedule for the 2016-17 school year.
Fairfax County Public Schools is partnering with the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce to sponsor a job-shadowing program for students attending schools in the chamber’s district, including James Madison, George C. Marshall and Oakton high schools and Marshall Academy.
The Vienna town government recently issued business licenses for the following firms:
The Vienna town government recently noted the following anniversaries of town businesses:
Lake Fairfax will be stocked with trout from Feb. 20 to May 13 for the annual spring trout-fishing season.
Efforts by state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st) to remove an impediment for the formerly incarcerated to receive social-service payments failed in a tie vote in a Senate committee.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has rescheduled public hearings on the design of Interstate 66 improvements inside the Beltway, which had been postponed due to snow in January.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of education across Northern Virginia.
A 52-year-old man suffering what’s believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound fired shots at and inside the Reston Hospital Center early Wednesday.
Tickets are on sale for the annual Pirate Fest, to be held on Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston.
Students at 22 Fairfax County Public Schools won regional awards in the 2016 Scholastic Writing Awards Competition.
A team from Longfellow Middle School finished first in the Northern Virginia chapter competition of regional MATHCOUNTS, held Feb. 6 at George Mason University, and will advance to the state competition.
Were he to come back and visit for the day, George Washington might find himself confused – in Northern Virginia, the holiday honoring the birth of the father of our country has four different names.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has issued its annual report, which also looks back on the agency’s 65-year history.
News of interest from across Fairfax County.
News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
Kudos to the Fairfax County government for trying - and that’s the key word - to explain to local residents why the gub’mint doesn’t use “Presidents Day” for the holiday coming up on Monday.
The weather is prompting some delays and closures for Tuesday.
The 2016 Hunter Mill Community Summit will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 120 Center St., S.
March 1 is the deadline for nominees for the Vienna Town/Business Liaison Committee’s Carole Wolfand Award, which recognizes outstanding citizen-volunteers and businesses in the town.
Members of the Fairfax County School Board have adopted a combative stance, proposing a $2.67 billion fiscal 2017 budget that does not include any cuts proposed by a task force convened last year and promising to mobilize community support on behalf of the plan.
A resident living in the 200 block of Follin Lane, S.E., told Vienna police Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. that she had arranged to have a contractor build an addition onto her home and had purchased the supplies and stored them in her garage.
The Fairfax County government’s AAA bond ratings from the nation’s three main rating houses were confirmed in the lead-up to a sale of $250.7 million in general-obligation debt on Jan. 26.
McLean teenager Maddy Clark has been named as a finalist in the Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, and will compete next month to be crowned champion.
The McLean Community Center will host its 2016 Puppetry Festival on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Most Fairfax County government offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15 for George Washington’s Birthday.
Otilia Danalache of Vienna and Atharv Gupta of Arlington, both freshmen at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, took home Best Delegate awards at the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference, held Jan. 28-31 in Philadephia.
Luke Steindl (trumpet) of Oakton High School and Aaron Geldert (trombone) of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology were among seven music students from Fairfax County Public Schools who participated in the 2016 Jazz Education Network Conference in Louisville in early January.
Nathan Buchanan, a student at Langley High School, and Joseph Semel, a student at Potomac School, have been selected to represent McLean at the 2016 Washington Journalism and Media Conference, to be held at George Mason University July 17-22.
Adeline Dietrich, a student at McLean High School, has been selected as among 250 students from across the nation to serve as youth delegates to the 2016 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment, to be held at George Mason University.
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