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A man living in the 200 block of Cedar Lane, S.E., told Vienna police on July 23 at 11:09 a.m. that someone had approached and tried to sell him fraudulent Social Security and permanent-resident cards.
The Fairfax County Park Foundation has announced plans to honor three individuals with 2015 Eakin Philanthropy Awards for their efforts in support of county parks.
Vienna police dispatched an officer to Sweet Ginger restaurant, 120 Branch Road, S.E., on July 16 at 9 p.m. after an employee reported a female customer had left without paying for her food. The employee stated the customer and two of her friends entered the restaurant, became disorderly after ordering their meal and then threatened the waitress.
An employee at Rite Aid, 215 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police on July 23 at 5:54 p.m. that a man had entered the store and attempted to return an item that the employee believed previously had been stolen. The customer left the store before police arrived.
A resident living in the 200 block of Audreys Court, S.E., of Vienna contracted with a paving company earlier this year to repave his driveway. After agreeing on a price and making a down payment, the contractor left stating he would return to complete the work after his supplies had been delivered.
A woman was in a grocery store in the 3900 block of Fair Ridge Drive in Fair Oaks on July 24 at 12:48 a.m. when she was approached by a cleaning employee, Fairfax County police said.
The new Children’s Science Center Lab at Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax is Northern Virginia’s first interactive museum where children, families and school groups can explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts through fun, engaging hands-on exhibits, activities and programs.
An exchange program this summer is letting students from Spain and the McLean and Falls Church areas visit and learn more about each other’s countries.
When Metro’s Silver Line began service on July 26, 2014, Northern Virginia officials hoped it would kick off an economic resurgence in a region recently beset by federal budget sequestration.
Volunteers are being sought to support Fairfax County’s respite-care program.
An employee at Giant Food, 359 Maple Ave., E., told Vienna police on July 3 at 7:10 p.m. that a man had entered the store, placed several DVDs in his pants and then left the store without paying for them.
Year-over-year home sales across Northern Virginia were up – almost by double digits – during the first half of the year, according to new figures, while average sales prices rose more modestly.
Fresh off of shooting environmental portraits of artists working in cramped, cluttered studios, Great Falls photographer Dean Souleles decided to take the opposite tack and photograph lush outdoor scenes of one of his favorite places, Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Fairfax County firefighter Ben Sisson captured dramatic helmet-cam video of a July 19 two-alarm house fire in Springfield, including the rescue of two dogs.
Tutoring Club of McLean recently donated more than 600 books to AHC Inc. for its after-school and summer programs for elementary-age, low-income students.
The old-fashioned country fun of the Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival is set to return to Frying Pan Farm Park, running July 30 to Aug. 2.
The Fairfax County government’s 2015 Human Services Needs Assessment is designed to identify human-service needs and potential solutions in communities throughout Fairfax County.
The local Meals on Wheels program is seeking volunteer coordinators, co-coordinators and substitute drivers across Fairfax County.
If you are headed from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Houston any given afternoon, take a deep breath – your flight could well end up significantly late.
A 36-member task force convened by Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Karen Garza is seeking ways to trim up to $100 million from the school system’s budget in the next fiscal year.
Kathy Martin said it was beautiful to see people’s faith grow during a recent Marymount University pilgrimage to Ireland.
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is surveying parents and other members of the public to find out what information and features should be added to the performance “report cards” the department publishes for schools and school divisions.
The owner of a home in the 500 block of Kibler Circle, S.W., which is due to be razed, returned to the home and discovered that between June 11 and July 11, someone had taken items including a microwave, copper piping and the outdoor air-conditioning unit, Vienna police said.
A resident living in the 100 block of Niblick Drive, S.E., told Vienna police he and his wife had been out on July 12 between 6 and 6:45 p.m. and when they returned, they discovered someone had entered their home and taken several pieces of jewelry from the master bedroom.
Fairfax County Animal Control personnel came to the 7900 block of Jones Branch Drive in Tysons Corner on July 16 at about 1:53 p.m. after receiving a report about a dog locked in a car.
News of interest from McLean, Great Falls and surrounding communities.
News of interest from Vienna, Oakton and surrounding communities.
Police are setting up trail cameras today in the River Park Lane area of Great Falls after a suspected bear attack on a dog.
Eagle Scout candidate Charles Sampson of Boy Scout Troop 55, chartered by St. Francis Episcopal Church in Great Falls, constructed a boardwalk in the Cinnamon Creek community of Vienna as part of his Eagle Scout project.
A woman living in the 500 block of Kingsley Road, S.W., returned home from work on July 14 at 3:21 p.m. to find her landlord had removed all her personal property from her apartment and taken her cat, Vienna police said.
The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office on July 14 at 11:42 a.m. notified Vienna police concerning an arrest warrant that had been issued for a resident believed to be living in the 200 block of Cedar Lane, S.E., in Vienna.
Overland Park, Kan., is the top spot in the nation for first-time home-buyers, according to a new analytical study by Wallethub.com.
Longer hours, improved classes for people of all ages and a first-ever scavenger hunt are among changes in the works at McLean Project for the Arts (MPA).
News of interest from across Fairfax County.
News of interest in business and economic development.
News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week.
Fairfax police have identified a woman found dead next to a Herndon parking garage Tuesday as 19-year-old Brooke Lee Lancaster of Ashburn.
Gov. McAuliffe appears willing to sign legislation changing the name of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. Route 1) through Virginia, but the odds are long such a measure would ever get to his desk.
Great Falls Studios’ Virtual Gallery is presenting “Pursuit of Happiness” during July, featuring 20 images by 12 member artists.
Vienna police dispatched an officer to the vicinity of Church Street, N.E., and the Washington & Old Dominion Regional Trail on July 15 at 6:25 p.m. after receiving a report about an injured bicyclist.
Loss-prevention personnel from a retailer in the 8100 block of Tysons Corner Center told Fairfax County police on July 15 at around 9:20 p.m. that a suspect had run out of the store with merchandise.
A female resident living in the 300 block of Branch Circle, S.E., told Vienna police on July 16 at 1:10 p.m. that as she was walking near Glyndon Street, S.E., she was approached by a black man in his late 30s to early 40s who was driving a black sport-utility vehicle (SUV).
From the very start of the meet, when the Chesterbrook Tiger Sharks saw the host Overlee Flying Fish start fast and build a big point lead, the visitors’ goal of reclaiming the Northern Virginia Swimming League’s Division 1 championship kept slipping further and further away.
The newly formed Vienna Citizens Association aims to bring together residents living north of Vienna, inform them about pressing issues and serve as a voice for their interests, said the group’s president, Kim Farrell.
Former Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Spillane, who died July 18 at age 80, was memorialized as an education leader who made Virginia’s largest school system work during a time of evolution.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
News came yesterday of the death at age 80 of Robert Spillane, who for a dozen busy years in the 1980s and 1990s was superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools.
A drain inspector found what turned out to be an inert anti-tank bazooka round Tuesday in Fairfax County’s Mantua neighborhood.
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