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The weather is prompting some delays and closures for Tuesday.
The 2016 Hunter Mill Community Summit will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 120 Center St., S.
March 1 is the deadline for nominees for the Vienna Town/Business Liaison Committee’s Carole Wolfand Award, which recognizes outstanding citizen-volunteers and businesses in the town.
Members of the Fairfax County School Board have adopted a combative stance, proposing a $2.67 billion fiscal 2017 budget that does not include any cuts proposed by a task force convened last year and promising to mobilize community support on behalf of the plan.
A resident living in the 200 block of Follin Lane, S.E., told Vienna police Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. that she had arranged to have a contractor build an addition onto her home and had purchased the supplies and stored them in her garage.
The Fairfax County government’s AAA bond ratings from the nation’s three main rating houses were confirmed in the lead-up to a sale of $250.7 million in general-obligation debt on Jan. 26.
McLean teenager Maddy Clark has been named as a finalist in the Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, and will compete next month to be crowned champion.
The McLean Community Center will host its 2016 Puppetry Festival on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Most Fairfax County government offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15 for George Washington’s Birthday.
Otilia Danalache of Vienna and Atharv Gupta of Arlington, both freshmen at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, took home Best Delegate awards at the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference, held Jan. 28-31 in Philadephia.
Luke Steindl (trumpet) of Oakton High School and Aaron Geldert (trombone) of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology were among seven music students from Fairfax County Public Schools who participated in the 2016 Jazz Education Network Conference in Louisville in early January.
Nathan Buchanan, a student at Langley High School, and Joseph Semel, a student at Potomac School, have been selected to represent McLean at the 2016 Washington Journalism and Media Conference, to be held at George Mason University July 17-22.
Adeline Dietrich, a student at McLean High School, has been selected as among 250 students from across the nation to serve as youth delegates to the 2016 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment, to be held at George Mason University.
The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna recently presented contributions of $1,250 to the Lamb Center and the Committee for Helping Others, bringing the total raised by the organization for local charities to $22,500 over the past 17 years.
Friday, Feb. 12 is the application deadline for students wishing to compete in the 2016 James C. Macdonald Performing Arts Scholarship Competition.
The Fairfax County Employees Advisory Council (EAC) presented its 2015 Don Smith EAC Award and two honorable mentions to county-government staffers as part of the Feb. 2 Board of Supervisors meeting.
Potholes are an unpleasant fact of life following major snowstorms and as winter transitions to spring, and Fairfax County officials are reminding residents that it’s the Virginia Department of Transportation that is responsible for filling them across most of the county.
Fairfax County police were called to an apartment in the 10300 block of Appalachian Circle in Oakton on Feb. 1 at 9:24 a.m. for a trespassing complaint. The resident told responding officers that her estranged husband was refusing to leave her apartment after they had an argument, police said.
Fairfax County animal-control officers have expressed concern about a possible rabid fox seen in the area of the 1400 block of Laburnum Street in McLean.
News of interest from McLean, Great Falls and surrounding communities.
News of interest from Vienna, Oakton and surrounding communities.
Fairfax County’s unemployment rate dropped from 3.1 percent in November to 3 percent in December, closing out a year of slow but generally steadily falling joblessness.
It was in the late spring of 1961 when 12-year-old Lance Newman participated in ninth-grade graduation ceremonies at Arlington’s Stratford Junior High School. And on Feb. 2 of this year, for the first time in nearly 55 years, he was back in the auditorium where that ceremony took place.
Efforts giving localities the power to prohibit, or tax, single-use plastic bags appear to be going nowhere in the 2016 General Assembly session.
The eye-level grasses poking through the snow and waving in the winter winds at Great Falls Library weren’t mown this fall for a reason: Insects and pollinators lay eggs in the plants’ stems.
Design Changes, Delays, Higher Costs Coming to Vienna Community Center Renovations
Vienna soon will get more advanced technology to read water meters.
A resident living in the 200 block of Cedar Lane, S.E., told Vienna police that sometime between Jan. 25 at noon and Jan. 26 at 8 a.m., someone had slashed a rear tire on his vehicle and attempted to pry open the gas cap.
An employee at The Hope Center, 140 Park St., S.E., told Vienna police on Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. that she had been bitten on the finger by a cat named Blizzard Snowflake, while attempting to perform a medical procedure.
News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week.
The Washington region’s unemployment rate ticked below 4 percent at the end of December, part of a continuing – if still uneven – economic improvement nationally.
The recent recalibration of the minimum passing score on the GED high-school equivalency examination resulted in good news for hundreds of Virginia adult learners who took the test from early 2014 to early 2016.
Reem Acra will be honored as Marymount University’s 2016 Designer of the Year at the school’s annual student fashion show, Portfolio in Motion, to be held on April 28 in the Rose Benté Lee Center on Marymount’s main campus.
Arlington County officials long have prided themselves on tracking down residents who owe taxes and convincing them to pay up. Last August, after the end of fiscal year 2015, Treasurer Carla de la Pava announced the county’s tax-delinquency rate had hit a record low of just 0.27 percent.
Working in 12-hour shifts, Vienna’s plowing crews made comparatively short work of the Jan. 22-23 storm that dropped about 2 feet of snow on Northern Virginia, town officials said Feb. 1.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
Flash back to 1974, when the streaking fad was at its apogee and a man ran across the stage at the Academy Awards, flashing a peace sign and showing off his (as my ol’ English teachers might put it) dangling participles for all the world to see.
Charlie, a pup from City Dogs Rescue in D.C., is one of 49 young rescue dogs featured in this Sunday’s Puppy Bowl XII on Animal Planet.
Most of Northern Virginia is under a flood watch through 6 a.m. Thursday.
World War II veteran Arnold Sells recently was recognized by Chapter 10 (Arlington/Fairfax) of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) with the chapter’s first Lifetime Achievement Award.
Those casting absentee ballots in the 2016 general election will have to provide their own postage.
Fairfax County Republican Committee chairman Matt Ames is seeking a second term in March, but will face a challenge by the editor of a conservative local newspaper.
The driver of tractor owned by the town of Vienna was clearing snow on Westbriar Court near Old Courthouse Road, N.E., on Jan. 25 at 4:23 a.m. when the plow struck a manhole cover. This caused the tractor to rock, injuring the driver’s leg.
A man living on Yeonas Drive, S.W., told Vienna police on Jan. 25 at 9:30 a.m. that he and his sister had become involved in a heated argument that culminated when he threw her on the bed and grabbed the telephone from her hand.
A resident living in the 2100 block of Haycock Road in the McLean area told Fairfax County police on Jan. 26 at 6:08 a.m. that someone had entered the residence and fled when seen by an occupant of the home.
A resident living in the 400 block of Council Drive, N.E., told Vienna police on Jan. 26 at 9:54 p.m. that he and his neighbor had been having an ongoing dispute regarding the noise from his playing his drums.
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A former middle school teacher in Fairfax County arrested last year after he was allegedly caught with a 16-year-old girl now faces child pornography charges, police said.
Many bills submitted by local legislators have been killed or continued before the midway point of this year’s General Assembly’s session, but others have cleared their respective houses and are awaiting action in the other legislative body.
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