Thousands of revelers took advantage of a cool autumn evening Oct. 29 to watch and participate in the 68th annual Vienna Halloween Parade. Comments (0)
Marshall Academy aerospace students attended the ninth annual Aviation Education and Career Expo at the ProJet corporate hangar at Leesburg Executive Airport.
Northern Virginia’s future success hinges upon bold investments now in the region’s roads, airports and transit systems, transportation experts said Oct. 29.
Good news on the local construction front: A total of 299 building permits for single-family homes were issued in the third quarter of 2014, according to the Fairfax County Department of Management and Budget, an increase of 24 percent over the permits issued during the same period in 2013.
The percentage of homes in Fairfax County with negative equity – with a loan of more than the current value of the property – is running well below national figures, according to new data.
Sales-tax receipts distributed to Fairfax County from the state government in October stood at $15.4 million, an increase of 15.8 percent from the same month a year before, according to figures reported by the Virginia Department of Taxation and the Fairfax County Department of Management and Budget.
The signs and symptoms of teenage drug abuse, the actions parents can take and where to find supportive resources will be shared at an upcoming “Protect Against Substance Abuse” community program, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 10 at South County High School and Tuesday, Nov. 18 at Fairfax High School.
Fairfax County’s unemployment rate in September was part of a general trend downward across the region and commonwealth.
With about 8,500 fewer residents lacking jobs in September compared to a year before, the Washington metropolitan area’s unemployment rate posted a year-over-year decline from 5.3 percent to 5 percent, according to new federal figures.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new pay plan Oct. 28 that will give county employees more predictable raises, but cost taxpayers $44 million extra next year.
A 21-member delegation of law-enforcement officers from China recently visited the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center as part of a 20-day training tour in the United States.
The Board of Supervisors on Oct. 28 adopted the county government’s first comprehensive bicycle plan, mapping out more than 1,100 miles of new on- and off-road bike routes to augment the existing 353 miles of bikeways.
The Fairfax County Hypothermia Prevention Program, a partnership between the county government and non-profit and religious organizations, will again be in operation this winter season from November to March.
News of interest from McLean, Great Falls and surrounding communities.
News of interest from Vienna, Oakton and surrounding communities.
As a means of making area roadways a little less frightening this Halloween, free cab rides will be offered to tipsy drivers throughout Northern Virginia on Oct. 31.
After months of data collection, analysis and testing, the Insurance Services Office (ISO) has given Fairfax County a Public Protection Classification (PPC) of “01/1Y,” the highest rating in Virginia.
Fairfax County residents who are required to buy flood insurance could soon see lower rates, as the Federal Emergency Management Agency has upgraded the county’s overall score on its community-rating system.
Fairfax County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is seeking “victim actors” who can help trainees practice their skills.
Factor out the soft Northern Virginia market, and home sales across the commonwealth were essentially flat in the third quarter of 2013 compared to a year before.
Eleven months ago, 33-year U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) announced he would not seek re-election for an 18th term, and within 24 hours people started lining up for the job. In all, more than a dozen people announced election runs for Wolf’s seat.
The Sun Gazette offered candidates on the ballot for U.S. Senate the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session.
Vienna Town Council members approved a $236,000 contract with Sagres Construction to build sidewalks, curbs and safety improvements near the Vienna Train Station.
Things wear out, especially if they’re used for public-works duties. The Vienna Town Council unanimously agreed Oct. 27 to ride several contracts from other municipalities and pay $140,940 for five new vehicles that will be used by the town’s Department of Public Works.
News of interest from across Fairfax County this week.
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.
Vienna Town Council members on Oct. 27 awarded a contract to Rinker Design Associates to perform supplemental design work for the town’s Mill Street, N.E., reconstruction project.
The Vienna Town Council on Oct. 27 approved the sale of a half-section of publicly owned alleyway between 101 Wilmar Place, N.W.., and 210 Center St., N.
Vienna Theatre Company’s “A Thurber Carnival” kind of sneaks up on you.
The McLean High School Band is hosting its annual fruit sale, featuring fresh citrus and pecans.
Malaria Free World, a nonprofit organization founded by and comprised of students from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and Longfellow Middle School, is presenting a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) expo for middle- and high-school students.
Seven police agencies from Northern Virginia will team up on Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. to conduct saturation patrols aimed at detecting and arresting drunk drivers.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a single-family house fire Oct. 21 at 8:50 p.m. at 9006 Glen Court in Merrifield.
The McLean Community Center’s annual Children’s Flea Market, featuring the wares of sellers ages 3 to 15, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center.
Orbital's Cygnus 3 mission exploded six seconds after liftoff at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility near Chincoteague on Tuesday night.
Passions and invective have been high ever since Democrat John Foust and Republican Barbara Comstock began duking it out months ago in their efforts to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th).
The Sun Gazette offered candidates for the 8th Congressional District seat on the Nov. 4 ballot the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session.
It wasn’t the municipal parking garage they originally sought, but Vienna Town Council members on Oct. 20 approved a proposal to build retail space and residential units at 120 Park St., N.W.
Mary Agee, president and CEO of Northern Virginia Family Service, will receive Leadership Fairfax’s 2014 Regional Leadership Award at the annual Northern Virignia Leadership Awards ceremony, to be held on Thursday, Nov. 6 at Waterford in Fair Oaks.
The 68th annual Vienna Halloween Parade will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m., running along Maple Avenue from Berry Street to Center Street.
A resident living in the 300 block of Meadow Lane, S.W., told Vienna police on Oct. 6 at 10:27 p.m. that he had received an invoice from the Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles informing him that his trailer’s license plate was observed on a vehicle that went through a toll plaza in Newark, Del.
A resident living in the 100 block of Wilmar Place, N.W., told Vienna police on Oct. 7 at 3:39 p.m. that she had received a telephone call from an employee of a fitness center in Woodbridge. The caller inquired about a gym membership that had been opened in the resident’s name.
Monday’s launch of the Antares rocket was scrubbed because of a boat down range in the trajectory Antares would have flown had it lifted off, according to NASA.
Northern Virginia Family Service has established a new Multicultural Center, combining its Hispanic Committee office with its Multicultural Human Services office at 6400 Arlington Blvd. in Seven Corners.
The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with United Way of the National Capital Area, will host the Gannett Regional Non-Profit Forum on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gannett Conference Center, 7959 Jones Branch Drive.
“The Anatomy of Empowered Black Women: Bold, Blessed and Beautiful” is the theme of the 30th-anniversary celebration luncheon of the Northern Virginia chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia honored Richard Duvall, a partner at Holland & Knight LLP, and the Holland & Knight firm with the 2014 Community Leadership Award at the organization’s Sweet Home Virginia Gala, held Oct. 10 in Tysons Corner.
The Fairfax County government is in search of local faith leaders who have an interest in providing pastoral care and support to members of the community in emergency situations as part of our Community Chaplain Corps.
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