Thursday, March 30
A guide to bike and pedestrian trails throughout Alexandria and beyond.
Travel rehearsal offered for individuals with disabilities.
Cops tout community policing improvement.
Ideas for a spring break family staycation.
Handcuffed by budget constraints in proposed budget, Diversion First may see some relief.
Virginia has missed out on $10 billion, 30,000 jobs and care for 400,000 citizens.
School system facing nearly $50 million gap in funding.
Leading up to the Fairfax County Public School Board presenting its advertised FY2018 budget to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, April 4, several school board members and supervisors have been hosting community meetings on the subject.
More than 300 voters attended a Fairfax County Republican Committee straw poll and candidate forum on March 25, according to FCRC executive director Eric Johnson. The event was held at Robinson Secondary School.
Fairfax County: Community and faith leaders, elected officials speak about hate speech, bias incidents and hate crimes
More than 100 people filled the Ernst Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus on Sunday, March 26, to hear more than a dozen elected and faith leaders, as well as representatives from local organizations speak about hate speech, bias incidents and hate crimes.
Wednesday, March 29
$30 million project will protect community from flooding.
Tuesday, March 28
Play by Patricia Connelly about West African practice of trokosi, or sex slaves.
Baptist churches raise money for Children’s Home.
Monday, March 27
Inaugural meeting of the Civilian Review Panel
Resurgent gang activity also discussed at Public Safety Committee.
Mark Twain farce about American who is transported back to 6th century England.
Newest business to participate in Silver Service Card.
Thursday, March 23
Wednesday, March 22
Friday, March 17
In February, 2017, 108 homes sold between $1,275,000-$90,000 in the Mount Vernon area.
Mount Vernon Home Sales: February, 2017
Thursday, March 16
Preparing to combat that time of year when, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly one-third of all U.S. traffic deaths are caused by drunk drivers, free Lyft rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington-metropolitan area next Friday, March 17, 2017 (St. Patrick’s Day).
Weather Service announces snowfall totals, most saw 2-3 inches
Snowpocalypse 3.0 it wasn’t. Though Fairfax County was included in a winter storm warning Monday and Tuesday, March 13 and 14, the snow that fell only managed to close schools and cancel trash, recycling and yard waste pickup, but didn’t shut down local government.
Some successes, some defeats, and a partisan rallying call for 2017 elections.
The 2017 Legislative Session of the Virginia General Assembly was adjourned on Saturday, Feb. 15.
On Friday, March 10, Leadership Fairfax (LFI) held its annual Breakfast with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for the 26th time.
Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County reception honors activists and advocates.
Suraya Sadeed said hearing more than 20 stories of students promoting peace in and out of their schools made her believe “there is still hope for a brighter future.”
Wednesday, March 15
Local educators share strategies for getting children to practice music.
When Linda Gulyn’s son entered high school and asked to quit his clarinet lessons, the Arlington mother of four declined his request.
Women's NOVA Fifty and Over Basketball League enjoy friendships and travel.
If you're over 50 and a woman, you're never too old to play basketball.
Teen Job Fairs begin this weekend.
Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) said his first job working at a pool over the summer formed a lot of his work ethic.
Panelists at Northern Virginia Chamber Forum discuss state of hospitality under the new administration.
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce gathered some heavy hitters to offer their thoughts and answer questions from a standing-room-only audience at the “State of Hospitality Under the New Administration” symposium on March 6.
Mark 1:14-15 — Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”
In memory of Harriet H. Fatzinger.
You don’t just become a nurse, it’s something you have in your heart.
Mashayekhi presents “Extraordinary Ordinary, A Photography Medley.”
Artist Azita Mashayekhi is inviting the Alexandria community and beyond to her photography exhibit at the Montebello Condominiums Community Center/Café, through March 17, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Public information meeting scheduled for April 18
Widening of Route 1 over three miles between Jeff Todd Way and Napper Road is still in the preliminary design phase.
West Potomac High School parents and community members can attend a March 20 meeting regarding the process for selecting a new principal, Region 3 assistant superintendent Terry Dade announced.
Tuesday, March 14
Recently Fire Station 11, Penn Daw, B-Shift had the opportunity to get some hands-on training in a building that used to house the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Police near the Huntington Metro Station.
With the recent release of what is looking to be a detrimental and ill-planned Republican healthcare bill, and with major GOP candidates for Governor endorsing an irresponsible Medicaid block grant, Virginians are once again paying for the legislature’s ongoing failure to expand Medicaid.
Restoring historic cemetery in Potomac
Monday, March 13
Thursday, March 9
As we have heard for many years now, Fairfax County is once again in a budget crunch.
New auditor and panel will make an excellent police force better, more transparent and accountable.
In February, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors followed through in establishing two forms of independent oversight of law enforcement for the first time in county history.
Republicans hold control of all three branches of government, and therefore have a responsibility to lead the civil service that employs millions of Americans, and every American relies upon for myriad services.
To many, Bob Michel will be remembered as the longtime Illinois congressman and skilled politician who served for 38 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Last week, I reported on my accomplishments in the recent session of the General Assembly. This week, I am highlighting a few other important policy changes coming to Virginia because of our action.
Alexandria's Northern Virginia Ice Dogs Hockey Team won the U-16 Upper Patrick CBHL League Championship on Feb. 26 beating the #1 ranked Piedmont Predators in a game that went to a shoot-out.
Mount Vernon District Police officers were working several reports of vehicle tampering in the Belleview area on March 7 in and around the 6300 block of 10thStreet.
For Mount Vernon three-course beer pairing.
Beer in Mount Vernon
Wednesday, March 8
Leaders condemn ICE activity outside Rising Hope Church.
Speaking out against Trump immigration policies
Boy Scouts clean trash
Crime Report: The following incidents were reported by the Mount Vernon District Police Station.
A plumbers work in Old Town, Alexandria
New manager joining Two Poor Teachers after 18 years in business.
It’s been 18 years since Ken Nies co-founded Two Poor Teachers, LLC, but the kitchen and bath remodelling company isn’t resting on its laurels.
Garden Club of Virginia hosts 84th Annual Historic Garden Week.
During the last eight days of April every year nearly 26,000 visitors tour homes and gardens across Virginia.
Tuesday, March 7
Getting a garden and yard ready for warm weather.
One of the most anticipated sights of spring is a garden in bloom.
The designation Perennial Plant of the Year is awarded each year by the Perennial Plant Association to the perennial that outshines its competitors not only in appearance, but also in its noteworthy characteristics.
Officer used deadly force in two prior cases, both determined to be lawfully justified.
Fairfax County Chief of Police Edwin Roessler has named 16-year veteran Master Police Officer Lance Guckenberger as the officer who used deadly force, killing Mohammad Azim Doudzai at his home in Herndon, the scene of a double shooting and barricade incident on Jan. 16.
Faith communities coalition wants dedicated Energy Office
As Fairfax County prepares to update its formal Environmental Vision, the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS) is calling on local elected officials to recommit to the environmental protection pledge they adopted under then-Chairman Gerry Connolly.
Part of state-wide event.
Five Old Town Alexandria homes and gardens will open to the public on April 22 as part of the 84th Historic Garden Week.
Conversion wins regional “Contractor of the Year” award.
Converting a circa 1960's split-level into a spacious neoclassical-style residence has won Sun Design Remodeling a regional “Contractor of the Year” award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
Local designers share popular design ideas.
Those looking for kitchen design ideas have a new source of inspiration: the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) list of trends for 2017.
Monday, March 6
Just as the frenetic pace of Session seemed to ebb, the activity picked up in the final week with a hustle and bustle of a different sort.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner critical of ICE activity.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D) invited the Rev. Dr. Keary Kincannon of Rising Hope Mission Church to be his guest for President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28.
After announcing West Potomac High School principal Alex Case and assistant principal Michelle Lyttle were on administrative leave Feb. 13, Region 3 assistant superintendent Terry Dade sent a letter to the West Potomac community Feb. 24 informing them of Case’s resignation.
Sathiya Kannan, a Girl Scout from Reston, will be repairing one of the bridges on the Mount Vernon Trail on Saturday, March 25, as a Silver Award Project for scouting.
Needlework is no dying art, says Ellen Meyer of Alexandria, owner of the specialty needlepoint store “In Stitches” in Mount Vernon.
Seventeen seventh grade students from Walt Whitman Middle School will be moving on to the National History Day regional competition at Mount Vernon High School on Saturday, March 4.
In the 2017 General Assembly session, which ended on Feb. 25, we were able to make some progress in spite of a $1.1 billion budget shortfall.
The 2017 General Assembly session is complete, and I’m proud that we were able to accomplish our top priority for the year, addressing the $1.25 billion budget hole caused by a weaker than expected economy, in a bipartisan and collaborative manner, starting with the governor’s submitted budget.
Virginia Code Section 22.1-254.1 permits parents to home-school their children.
Friday, March 3
The United States Air Force Band's Chamber Players Series FREE CONCERTS Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. March 7 – April 25.
Thursday, March 2
Fire declared accidental, started with a lighter in garage
A 5-year-old child is dead after a fire Feb. 21 in the 8100 block of Arcade Street in Lorton; the cause of the fire was the child playing with a lighter in the garage, Fairfax County Fire & Rescue said.
Local women are still in the game and on the field.
On Saturdays and weeknights in the spring and fall, women as young as 18 and as old as 78 can be found on the soccer fields across Fairfax County: nurses, lawyers, Army officers, software programmers, stay-at-home moms, lobbyists, graduate students, and grandmothers playing the game they love.
Residents can submit complaints concerning allegations of abuse of authority or misconduct by Fairfax County police through the panel.
The ongoing goal of increased transparency and accountability for the Fairfax County Police Department now has nine fresh faces. On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the Board of Supervisors announced its appointees to the inaugural Civilian Review Panel, one of the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission.
Mike Vigil, author and former DEA agent.
Former DEA agent writes book