U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-11th) is well aware that the current Congress has passed decidedly fewer bills than its famous “Do Nothing” predecessor, which President Truman railed against in 1948. Comments (0)
Today kicks off a new school year around Northern Virginia.
Northern Virginia Senior Olympics welcomes participants age 50 and older. Doris Woodring of Lake Ridge hit that milestone age the year John F. Kennedy was elected president.
The James Madison High School band and color guard will hold its annual Tag Day fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 6.
The Fairfax County Master Gardener Association will hold an open house for prospective members on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Merrifield Garden Center in Fair Oaks.
Great Falls Studio is hosting an exhibition of artwork from students at Forestville Elementary School through September at the Great Falls Starbucks, 9863 Georgetown Pike.
Vienna Town Hall will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day.
Year-over-year joblessness across the Washington region declined modestly in July, part of a general trend toward better employment numbers reported by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
An employee at Wesley United Methodist Church, 711 Spring St., S.E., told Vienna police that sometime between Aug. 1 and 27, someone took two downspouts, possibly made of copper, from the church.
Vienna police dispatched an officer to the McDonald’s at 544 Maple Ave., W., on Aug. 22 at 3:36 a.m. after learning that the restaurant’s silent holdup alarm had been activated.
A man living in the 600 block of Niblick Drive, S.E., told Vienna police Aug. 23 that he had found a safe in his yard, which appeared to have been broken into.
Two managers of McLean-based Integrated Academics and a former admissions official for Strayer University were recently convicted of conspiring to create fraudulent transcripts so that foreign students would appear eligible to retain their student visas in the United States, officials from the U.S. Attorney’s office announced in a news release.
Fairfax County fire and police officials on Aug. 27 kicked off their 2014 “Fill the Boot” campaign to benefit the Greater Washington Muscular Dystrophy Association.
U.S. Army Col. Fern Sumpter turned over command of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall to Col. Michael Henderson Aug. 27, ending 25 months of leadership of a joint base that includes the Army’s Fort Myer and Fort McNair and the Marine Corps’ Henderson Hall.
The McLean Historical Society and the McLean Community Center’s Lifetime Learning Program will host McLean resident Lynne Cheney discussing her new book, “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered,” on Friday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alden Theatre of the McLean Community Center.
Fairfax County Public Schools – in collaboration with the Fairfax County Police Department, the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services and Northern Virginia Mediation Services – is launching a program that will allow school-based resource officers to refer select incidents committed by juveniles in county schools and the community to a restorative-justice conference, so students can avoid automatic entrance into the criminal justice system.
Defeated House of Delegates candidate David Foster said that while going negative during the brisk campaign could have helped his prospects for election, he has no regrets about not doing so.
Fairfax County’s jobless rate ticked down slightly from June to July, part of a regional trend across Northern Virginia.
Pass rates for Fairfax Public Schools students on state-mandated Standards of Learning exams (SOLs) saw improvement in some subject areas and slight declines on others, according to figures reported by the Virginia Department of Education on Aug. 27.
A poor choice of words, taken out of context. That’s how Democrat John Foust describes the “I don’t think she’s ever had a real job” phrase that has become a lightning rod in the 10th Congressional District race against Republican Barbara Comstock.
Great Falls Studios will kick off September with a major juried exhibition of its works in Reston.
A woman living in the 1200 block of Ware Street, S.W., told Vienna police that sometime between April 21 and Aug. 1, she had signed a contract and given a deposit to a contractor to install a patio in her back yard.
A resident living in the 600 block of Marshall Road, S.W., told Vienna police on Aug. 15 at 4:30 p.m. that she was walking her dog when a neighbor’s dog broke free from its chain and attacked her dog.
A local resident told Vienna police that his dog became involved in a fight with two other dogs on Aug. 16 at 6:50 p.m. while visiting the town’s dog park in the 700 block of Courthouse Road, S.W. The man told police that as he attempted to separate the dogs, another dog bit him on the ankle.
An employee at the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control store at 436 Maple Ave., E., told Vienna police on Aug. 18 at 2:39 p.m. that two men had entered the store and immediately split up to go into different sections of the business.
A resident living in the 600 block of Valley Drive, S.E., told Vienna police on Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. that a black snake had been hanging from the ceiling in her basement.
A Vienna police officer was on patrol at Lawyers Road and Blackstone Terrace, N.W., on Aug. 16 at 3:25 a.m. when he observed a vehicle stopped in the roadway. The officer then observed a man run from the passenger side around to the driver’s side and attempt to drive away, prompting the officer to conduct a traffic stop.
Virginia students will pay an average of $20,298 to cover the cost of tuition, mandatory fees and room and board at the commonwealth’s public, four-year universities this academic year – an increase of 6.7 percent, the largest in three years, according to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
As a result of an earlier traffic stop, a Vienna police officer on Aug. 17 at 4:30 a.m. received information about a party being held where juveniles may have been served alcohol.
Copper thieves have struck again in Vienna. An employee at Church of the Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Road, N.E., told Vienna police that sometime between Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. and Aug. 18 at 6 a.m., someone stole several copper downspouts from the building.
A resident living in the 100 block of Yeonas Drive, S.W., told Vienna police on Aug. 18 at 8:01 a.m. that she and her ex-boyfriend had been involved in an argument while riding in her vehicle. She stated that at some point during the argument, her ex-boyfriend punched the windshield, causing it to crack.
George Mason University is taking a unique approach compared with many other universities, innovating and reaching out to the business community to prepare graduates for the future.
Fairfax County residents will have the opportunity to take new voting machines for a “test run” at various locations in coming weeks.
Candidates for 11th District U.S. House of Representatives have been invited to participate in a meet-and-greet on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library.
News of interest from across Fairfax County this week.
News of interest from the business and economic-development arena around Fairfax County.
News that was making news in years gone by.
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Turnout for the Aug. 19 special election for the 48th District House of Delegates seat was on the low side compared to similar special elections held across the commonwealth this year.
The Fairfax County Electoral Board has referred the names of 17 individuals to the Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney, the Virginia Attorney General and the federal Department of Justice for investigation of possible voter fraud.
Fresh off its success with last year’s stream-restoration project on Wolftrap Creek, Vienna officials now have set their sights on revamping the eroded stream bed along Hunters Branch in southwest Vienna.
The Vienna Town Council on Aug. 18 approved a $236,000 contract with Sagres Construction to build sidewalks near the Vienna Train Station.
A Fairfax County police officer on patrol Aug. 22 at 1:11 a.m. located a stolen vehicle on Interstate 495 and attempted a traffic stop.
An employee at Jiffy Lube, 210 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police on Aug. 12 at noon that the company had performed an oil change on a vehicle, but after the work was completed, the customer left without paying for the service.
A Vienna police officer was on patrol in the 100 block of Maple Avenue, W., on Aug. 15 at 1:58 a.m. when a concerned motorist flagged him down and informed him a naked man had been running down the street.
An area resident told Vienna police on Aug. 15 at 4:36 p.m. that she had been dog-sitting for her parents, while they were out of town. She stated she let the dog out into the back yard of her parents’ home, located in the 600 block of Thelma Circle, S.W., and returned inside.
George C. Marshall High School’s new leader has spent years getting to know the school as an assistant principal and now he’s taken the reins.
McLean and Vienna leaders are close to crystallizing plans to renovate and expand community centers in both those locales.
Great Falls Studios presents “A Sea of Sticks and Stones,” a juried exhibition of 80 pieces by 34 studio members, running Sept. 3-29 at the U.S. Geological Survey national headquarters, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston.
The Vienna Business Association will host the September Regional Women’s Circle of Influence breakfast, to be held on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 a.m. at Maplewood Grill in Vienna.
Incoming Del. Richard “Rip” Sullivan Jr. (D-48th) heads for a meeting with House Speaker William Howell (R-Fredericksburg) this week, armed with petitions pressing for Virginia’s participation in an expanded federal Medicaid program.
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