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The McLean Citizens Association will hold a community meeting to discuss the proposed Fairfax County and Fairfax County Public Schools budgets will be held on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center.
Les Ballets Trockadereo de Monte Carlo – a dynamic dance troupe in drag – returns to the Alden Theatre of the McLean Community Center on Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.
News of interest from McLean, Great Falls and surrounding communities.
News of interest from Vienna, Oakton and surrounding communities.
Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to advertise a tax rate unchanged from the current year. While that means most homeowners likely will be paying more, it at least avoids “Arlington syndrome” - when the Arlington County Board advertises a HIGHER rate than a year before, on top of higher assessments.
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Sleet and rain are changing to snow across most of Northern Virginia late this morning, and road conditions are deteriorating.
Following pleas for more revenue and one dissenting vote, the Board of Supervisors on March 3 voted to advertise a 2015 real estate tax rate of $1.09 per $100 assessed value – the same as the county charged last year.
The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 37th annual Valor Awards on Thursday, March 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Westfields Marriott.
Susan Corrigan’s interest in the arts began when her father brought home slide shows featuring famous images from art museums around the world, complete with narration by the late Vincent Price.
Fairfax County Crime Solvers is seeking the public’s assistance in trying to solve a series of police-impersonation incidents that officers believe began in October 2014.
Vienna Police Department Sgts. Peter Elias and Pamela Juelharte recently graduated from the Professional Executive Leadership School.
News of business and economic development across Fairfax County.
News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week.
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 notebook, back from the Northern Virginia Sun edition of March 11, 1972, are a couple of items for the kiddies.
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The Virginia Department of Transportation is asking Northern Virginia drivers to be prepared for “several days of difficult roads conditions and frigid temperatures.”
A winter storm warning goes into effect at midnight, with the National Weather Service calling for six to eight inches of snow for most of the D.C. area Thursday.
Decked out in 19th-century clothing, Vienna officials and local historians on Feb. 28 celebrated the 125th anniversary of the town’s incorporation during an event outside the Freeman Store and Museum.
The 50th anniversary of Northern Virginia Community College is being honored in a General Assembly resolution patroned by Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-49th).
Northern Virginia Community College president Robert Templin Jr., who will retire later in the year, has been honored by the General Assembly.
Two Northern Virginia residents – one a judge, the other a longtime attorney – are in the process of being elected by the General Assembly to serve as Fairfax Circuit Court judges.
Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department’s McLean District Station have arrested two Pennsylvania men for the alleged theft of cable-television batteries, following a traffic stop in the Reston area.
A leasing-office employee at Vienna Park Apartments, 212 Cedar Lane, S.E., told Vienna police on Feb. 20 that while reviewing tenant surveys, he came across one with extremely low ratings and comments that seemed threatening.
The owner of a residence in the 1100 block of Westbriar Drive, N.E., told Vienna police that after evicting a tenant from his property in early February, he discovered that a pool table and lamp had gone missing. Vienna police continue to investigate this case.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue units responded to a single-family house fire at 3040 Holmes Run Road in the Falls Church area on Feb. 24 at around 11 a.m.
Officials with Prince William, Fairfax, Loudoun and Fauquier public schools have all issued alerts that schools may have to close early today if forecasted sleet and freezing rain materializes.
SAN DIEGO – For those who subscribe to the conventional wisdom that the nation’s public-education system is a mere shadow of what it once was, former Fairfax County Superintendent Daniel Domenech begs to differ. Strenuously.
The Great Falls Citizens Association will host a meeting with local legislators on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Falls Grange.
McLean Youth Athletics will hold its annual membership meeting on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center.
Record-breaking low temperatures led to Dominion Virginia Power customers using an all-time-high amount of power on Feb. 20.
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) law-enforcement agents on Feb. 25 arrested a former contractor of the Vienna DMV Select office for allegedly embezzling $82,678.
The following businesses received business licenses during the month of January, according to the Vienna town government:
The mandatory retirement age for state judges would increase from 70 to 73 under legislation approved by both houses of the General Assembly.
Ready for more? The D.C. area is under a winter weather advisory from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
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The State Board for Community Colleges has certified four finalists for the position of president at Northern Virginia Community College, with the goal of announcing a successor to Robert Templin Jr. by the end of March.
A local resident notified Vienna police on Feb. 11 at 1:03 p.m. that he had been driving on Interstate 66 toward Oakton when he discovered what appeared to be an unmarked police vehicle following him.
The Vienna town government recently honored the following businesses for achieving milestone anniversaries in the town in March:
The next quarterly recycling day for Vienna residents will be held on Saturday, March 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northside Property Yard, 600 Mill St., N.E.
The “Vienna at Your Service” series, sponsored by Mayor Laurie DiRocco, will resume on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for parts of Northern Virginia through 3 a.m. Monday as sleet and freezing rain coat the region.
While touring Monticello years ago, Dalia Palchik was impressed by founding father Thomas Jefferson’s mastery of five foreign languages and she vowed to set her academic goals equally high.
The Vienna Town Council voted unanimously Feb. 23 in favor of a resolution supporting a pilot solar-energy program within the town.
In the first formal move toward a land swap with Fairfax County Public Schools, the Vienna Town Council on Feb. 23 authorized the appointment of three “viewers” to evaluate a portion of the town’s Locust Street, S.E., right-of-way near Vienna Elementary School.
The Vienna Amateur Photogoraphy Contest and Exhibit will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22, at the Vienna Community Center.
Vienna police dispatched officers to the Vienna Wolf Trap Hotel, 430 Maple Ave., W., on Feb. 9 at 4:21 a.m. after receiving a report that a female guest unconscious and not breathing. When one officer arrived at the hotel, he found that another Vienna police officer and a Virginia State Police trooper actively were performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the unresponsive woman.
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