To celebrate Christmas, we reprise our photos from the recent Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce Reindog celebration, as well offering as bonus shots from 2013 and 2012. Comments (0)
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
News that was making news in years gone by.
Of the 58 freshmen in the 114th Congress, U.S. Rep.-elect Barbara Comstock is one of the few who knows her way around Capitol Hill.
The Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department recently purchased two Lucas 2 automatic mechanical-compression devices that can perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on virtually any adult.
Lt. David Pelto will retire Jan. 1 after nearly 30 years’ service with the Vienna Police Department, officials said.
The Alden Theatre of the McLean Community Center has announced plans for a solo concert featuring Broadway legend Chita Rivera, who has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received seven additional nominations.
A motorist was traveling southbound on Lawyers Road on Dec. 17 at 9:15 a.m. and attempted to make a left turn onto Ayr Hill Avenue, N.W., when the vehicle struck a pedestrian who was running across Ayr Hill Avenue, Vienna police said.
An employee at Walgreens, 225 Maple Ave., E., told Vienna police on Dec. 10 at 12:40 p.m. that a female customer had purchased gift cards worth several hundred dollars using counterfeit $50 bills.
An employee at Vienna Periodontics, 301 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police on Dec. 12 at 12:33 p.m. that a former patient had returned to the business and was refusing the employee’s request to leave.
The 25th Project is planning to spread holiday cheer this Christmas Day to at least 400 area homeless residents -- about half of whom live in Prince William County – but more help is needed to make it happen.
The Dominion Foundation is donating $60,000 to be shared by Northern Virginia area food banks and temporary housing nonprofit organizations.
Local public television station WETA gave a huge thank-you to many of its “Downton Abbey” fans on Dec. 18, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington.
At the recent First Lego League VA/DC Robotics Championship Tournament, a team of sixth-graders – “Dream Team Vienna” – won the FLL Championship Research Project Award.
Fairfax County Public Schools on Dec. 19 released its proposed fiscal year 2016-20 Capital Improvement Program (CIP), reflecting a five-year requirement of $856 million, or roughly $171 million per year, for new schools and additions, capacity enhancements and renovations to address current and anticipated enrollment increases.
The Fairfax County School Board has passed a resolution calling on the Virginia General Assembly to increase the state’s share of funding for public education immediately, officials said Dec. 19.
The Fairfax County government on Dec. 17 officially closed on its $403 million, low-interest federal loan that will help pay for the construction of the Silver Line’s second phase, receiving the second lowest interest rate in the history of the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan program: 2.73 percent.
Cunningham Park Elementary School received top honors in Northern Virginia for keeping students healthy and active in the national Fire Up Your Feet challenge.
Lemon Road Elementary School and George C. Marshall High School students have formed a partnership called the Homework Club.
The Vienna town government’s Kids Adventure Race has been named the “Best New Special Event” for populations under 25,000 by the Virginia Recreation and Park Society.
The Veterans Treatment Court of the Fairfax County General District Court is slated to begin operation in January, and is seeking volunteer mentors to work with veterans who are participating in the program.
The Northern Virginia Long-Term-Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteer advocates to support residents of assisted-living and nursing facilities.
The Vienna Host Lions Club is seeking students to participate in its 52nd annual James A. Bland Music Contest, to be held on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church, 100 Ayrhill Ave., N.E.
A team of high-school students from Marshall Academy, a Governor’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Academy, won first place in the CyberPatriot VII State Round, a national youth cyber-defense competition sponsored by the Air Force Association.
A robber dressed in red robbed the BB&T bank at 13045 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway in the Greenbrier Shopping Center.
Faced with reduced federal spending, Northern Virginia must harness its highly educated workforce and become a more attractive place for international and high-technology companies to do business, George Mason University economist Stephen Fuller said.
News of interest from across Fairfax County this week.
News of interest from McLean, Great Falls and surrounding communities.
News of interest from Vienna, Oakton and surrounding communities.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently announced Virginia has been awarded a $17.5 million federal Preschool Expansion Grant that will allow the state to serve as many as 1,600 additional at-risk 4-year-olds in new, high-quality preschool classes.
Pohick Church invites the public to a “Service of Lessons and Carols” at 10 a.m. Dec. 21.
Santa Claus came rumbling up to Vienna Police Headquarters on a Fairfax County police motorcycle Dec. 16 as part of a multi-stop journey to collect toys for children who are in need or in local hospitals.
After a long procedural back-and-forth, Vienna Town Council members on Dec. 15 unanimously authorized the installation of bollards on Marshall Road, S.W., and indicated they supported – but cannot finance yet – further traffic-calming measures on the street.
Vienna Town Council members on Dec. 15 voted 7-0 to purchase a Ford F-250 pickup truck for the town’s police department.
Fairfax County Public Schools is seeking nominations for its Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year awards programs.
The Vienna Public Works Department will take orders for leaf mulch from Dec. 1 through Feb. 27.
Vienna Little League opened its 2015 sponsorship drive on Dec. 1, seeking local businesses and organizations who wish to sponsor teams in the spring.
Virginia Railway Express riders gave from their hearts and wallets recently and donated a truck full of toys and nearly $19,000 in the commuter rail agency’s annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign.
The Vienna Town Council on Dec. 15 unanimously approved a final plat for a proposed two-house subdivision at 340 Park Street, N.E., but agreed with neighbors that the new homes’ rear-yard drainage plans should mitigate runoff from the site.
Fairfax County police are searching for a man who robbed a bank in the 7100 block of Leesburg Pike in the Falls Church area Dec. 8.
Catherine Faye Mahoney, daughter of Dr. David Lucas Mahoney and Dr. Karen Murry Mahoney, of Oakton, will make her debut at The 60th International Debutante Ball on Monday, Dec. 29 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
A new video by members of the high school Youth Council of the Unified Prevention Coalition (UPC) of Fairfax County aims to make the case that marijuana is harmful and should not be legalized in Virginia.
Vienna town-government offices will close at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 24, and will remain closed through Friday, Dec. 26, in observance of the Christmas holiday.
The Vienna town government’s 2015 calendar is being mailed to every household in town during the month of December.
News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week.
Highway crews will close all westbound lanes of Interstate 66 between Fairfax County Parkway and Va. 28 tonight into early Thursday and again the next night to install new gantries.
Gas prices have hit a four-year low, falling from a national average of 3.24 a gallon this time last year to $2.56 last weekend.
Oakton High School sophomore Setareh Sanaei helped present a workshop at the National Scholastic Press Association-Journalism Education Association’s (NSPA-JEA) national convention, held recently in Washington.
Students in the Bridges: Harmony Through Music program at Cunningham Park Elementary will perform with the Vienna Choral Society at the Nowèl e Navidad concert on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 4:30 p.m. at Vienna Baptist Church.
News that was making news in years gone by.
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