Ayesha Javaid, a sophomore at Langley High School, was honored at the annual dinner of the McLean area branch of AAUW as the 2015 recipient of the branch’s STEM Excellence Award. Comments (0)
Lily Lord, a senior at McLean High School, has won the National Hal Leonard Vocal Competition in the category of High School Voices for Musical Theater.
A woman living in the 1300 block of Ross Drive, S.W., told Vienna police that sometime on May 7 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. someone had defaced her “Obama” bumper sticker with a black marker.
The 28th annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride continues its Memorial Day weekend tradition of honoring military service members with half a million bikes rolling into the D.C. Sunday afternoon.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will consider a new proposal to allow firms like Uber and Lyft to tap into into the ground-transportation operations at Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
It has received previous stays of execution, but time may be running out for Metro’s 5A bus that provides a direct “one-seat” link between the District of Columbia, Arlington and Washington Dulles International Airport.
The Fairfax County Band Directors Association has recognized 16 Fairfax County Public Schools students for excellence in solo-instrumental-music performance as part of the 2015 Fairfax County Band Directors Association Solo Competition.
The honorees have been selected, and all that remains is raising awareness – and cash – to make the Virginia Women’s Monument a reality.
Pop-quiz time. What do the following metro areas have in common: Boston, New York City, Naples (Fla.), Los Angeles, Boulder (Colo.), San Diego, Anaheim (Calif.), Honolulu, San Francisco and San Jose (Calif.)?
The Young Professional Giving Circle at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia raised $40,000 for grantmaking at its annual awards gala, held May 5 at the Artisphere.
News of interest from McLean, Great Falls and surrounding communities.
News of interest from Vienna, Oakton and surrounding communities.
Jacqueline Cheshire of Great Falls has been named adult volunteer of the year as part of the 2015 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards.
Two students from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology have qualified to compete in national science olympiads.
Chun-Ming “Chris” Chen of Vienna, a student at Northern Virginia Community College, is one of two NVCC students and 90 students nationwide to receive Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships, worth up to $40,000 a year in tuition, books, fees and living expenses.
News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week.
Anusha Sunkara used Marymount University’s 64th annual undergraduate commencement ceremony to urge her classmates to treat the unknown as a journey to be relished, not feared.
A resident told Vienna police on May 12 that he and two friends were in the parking lot of Chipotle restaurant, 225 Maple Ave. E., between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. when they were confronted by an individual who began yelling at them and using vulgar language.
A Vienna resident called police on May 12 at 11:17 p.m. to report that an uninvited acquaintance entered her residence and had fallen asleep on her kitchen floor in the 1000 block of Pickett Place, S.W.
News of interest from 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.
A 17-year-old boy was shot in his Fairfax home Tuesday evening and police have charged another teenager in the crime.
There will be some changes on the 95 Express lanes this weekend to handle Memorial Day traffic and accommodate the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride.
Vienna is gearing up for its annual ViVa! Vienna! festival, a fun, freewheeling, three-day community tradition held each Memorial Day weekend.
Another strong month at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport was able to offset continued weakness at Washington Dulles International Airport – weakness that appears to be accelerating.
The Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) store located at 8338 Leesburg Pike closed on May 16, with a new outlet at 8413 Old Courthouse Road opening on Monday, May 18.
The Vienna town government recently honored the following local businesses for milestone anniversaries in the town:
“Are you fired up?” an animated Gov. Terry McAuliffe asked the crowd packed into the Patriot Center May 17 for Northern Virginia Community College’s commencement ceremony.
Legislation signed this week by Gov. McAuliffe will start the ball rolling on regulation of food trucks desiring to use right-of-way on state-maintained roads.
The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce is planning a 90th-anniversary celebration on Tuesday, June 9 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Silver Line Center in Tysons Corner.
The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology Science Bowl team of Janice Ong, Ross Dempsey, Franklyn Wang, Tiger Zhang and Matthew Barbano placed second in the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl, held May 4 in Washington.
Kevin Broom of McLean, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, has been named a member of the 51st class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, nominated by YoungArts and approved by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.
Fifth-grade students at Spring Hill Elementary School recently helped return American shad to the Potomac River as part of the American Shad Restoration Project of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
The Fairfax County Health Department and the D.C. Health Department are investigating a confirmed case of measles in an adult with recent history of international travel.
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments recently honored Karen Humes as Fairfax County Foster Parent of the Year.
Frances E. Millhouser (Mason District) and Miriam Smolen (Providence District) have been appointed to the Fairfax County Public Library board of trustees.
A resident living in the 500 block of Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police on May 11 at 1:21 p.m. that she had received disturbing text messages from an unknown number.
Fairfax County detectives have arrested a suspect they believe is connected to at least four high-end jewelry burglary thefts in early May.
Entrance fees at Great Falls National Park are slated to increase June 1.
A new online resource to provide accurate and timely data and other information to promote health and well-being in the Fairfax community was launched by the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax.
Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department units responded to a hazardous-materials incident at two garden apartments May 12 at approximately 2:45 p.m., in Oakton.
The Fairfax County Human Rights Commission will present its 37th annual Human Rights Awards on Monday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center.
Fairfax County police have identified the victim of a shooting in a Reston apartment Sunday afternoon as 24-year-old Rashad Kejuan Daye of the Herndon area.
Fairfax County will get about 34.6 miles in new bicycle lanes or markings, as the Virginia Department of Transportation starts its summer paving program.
Born of Syrian descent in the United States, Hala Gorani has lived multiple places abroad, speaks in an indeterminate accent and is regarded as a foreigner wherever she goes.
A man living in the 600 block of Echols Street, S.E., told Vienna police that between March 26 and May 6, he and his wife had received several telephone calls from someone who claimed to be with “TATOC” a timeshare company.
On May 10, Vienna police officers responded to a residence in the northeastern section of the town in response to a 911 call for a 3-year-old boy that had fallen and received a head injury.
A 28-year-old Falls Church man has been arrested and charged with abduction and intent to defile in connection with a May 12 incident.
Upcoming road work and lane closures around Northern Virginia.
Diligence, kindness and willingness to help others are common traits held by winners of the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Education Awards.
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