Thursday, April 29
Supervisors respond to a new era of policing.
Coming out of a closed-door session on Friday, April 23, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors prepared, as Supervisor Penny Gross (D-Mason) said, “to select one of the most important hires it undertakes.”
Third sign in a location not likely to be wiped out by a car.
Gum Springs sign
May 8 convention to determine direction of party heading into November.
Republicans haven’t won a statewide race since 2009, when Attorney General Bob McDonnell received 59 percent of the vote against Democrat Creigh Deeds. Since then, Republicans have been shut out of the Executive Mansion. Ken Cuccinelli lost to Terry McAuliffe in 2013, and Ed Gillespie lost to Ralph Northam in 2017. Now Republicans are about to determine their statewide candidates in a May 8 convention, which will take place at 37 locations.
Long awaited increase in Virginia’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to a new rate of $9.50 an hour as of May 1
It is appropriate that on May 1st, May Day - a day workers are recognized by the international labor movement, much like our Labor Day — a handful of new laws to empower workers will go into effect.
You know the expression: "Can't walk and chew gum at the same time,” a disparaging characterization of a person, company or municipality unable to multi-task or even task at all?
LWV-Fairfax holds Voter Registration and Information Drive at the Fairfax County Government Center
Fairfax County residents getting their COVID-19 vaccinations at the Fairfax County Government Center can now also obtain information on registering to vote.
Early voting began on Friday, April 23 for the June 8 Democratic Primary in Virginia.
Aware of concerns, comments provided
Media reports concerning former Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, appointed last week as the new Fairfax County Chief of Police, raise concerns about his employment history, including allegations of excessive force and violations of civil rights in 1993 and 1999.
While stating unequivocally that “we’re all safer at home” this Cinco de Mayo during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, a local nonprofit organization today announced that – as a “necessary safety net” to next month’s high-risk, high-alcohol consumption period – free safe rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington-metropolitan area on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th).
Sunday, April 25
A new part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival this year was the “Petal Porch Parade” where participating neighborhoods decorated their porches with cherry blossoms to celebrate the season.
On Tuesday, residents of the Janna Lee community received a special visit from former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School.
Saturday, April 24
Great fashion sense is possible at any stage.
At 78, Winifred Rosenberg has always been known for her impeccable style and taste.
Suggestions for transitioning to a new living community
The decision to trade the comfort of home where you’ve lived for years and transition to retirement can evoke a range of emotions.
Thursday, April 22
Proposed location has easy access to Richmond Highway and GW Parkway.
Spot found for fire station and affordable housing
A concoction, a last-minute text and quick thinking were part of baby James’ arrival.
Waynewood baby is delivered
This year, as we have practiced physical distancing to combat the spread of COVID-19, many of us have discovered a newfound appreciation for our natural world and the great outdoors.
Wednesday, April 21
I'm sort of invoking Southwest Airlines here, but not exactly.
Practical suggestions for boosting skills
When Stacie Dougherty read an essay that her seventh grade son wrote for a Language Arts writing assignment, she became concerned.
Sunday, April 18
Most likely, Fort Hunt Softball League players at Whitman Middle School and youngsters romping on the Martin Luther King Park playground nearby don’t notice the romance going on overhead.
82 percent of Fairfax County’s streams were in very poor, poor or fair condition biologically in 2020.
Five volunteers spent Friday morning jabbing a long-handled mesh net into a stream bottom, scraping the streambanks, scooping up submerged woody debris and rubbing smooth round rocks in the stream’s riffles.
U.S. Park Service proposal to improve safety along the southern stretch of George Washington Parkway as described in April 8 Gazette is the wrong solution and will make the Parkway less safe.
Marijuana in small amounts to be legal in July; more ...
This past week, we returned to Richmond for Reconvened Session or Veto Session to consider Governor Northam’s amendments to the state budget and legislation passed during the session.
Saturday, April 17
Annenberg Foundation reasserts intent on restrictions, requirements of grant.
Signs have been posted in front of American Horticultural Society headquarters that say the property is closed to the public, said Katherine Ward, of the Mount Vernon Council of Citizens’ Associations.
Thursday, April 15
Thirteen candidates are running for lieutenant governor in Virginia.
Seven Democrats and six Republicans are trying to secure their parties' nomination to be the candidate for lieutenant governor on the November ballot.
Wednesday, April 14
In just two weeks, from April 23 to Tuesday, June 8, voting takes place to decide who the next statewide leaders will be, including who the Democratic nominee for Attorney General will be in November.
A workforce development and training center is needed in this part of Mount Vernon.
A workforce development and training center is needed in this part of Mount Vernon.
This technology dates back to an invention by the son of a former slave.
What are all these "Toe Nail Clipper" emails I receive nearly every day?
Fifty-one years ago, in 1970, the first Earth Day took place on April 22.
Local designers say bold colors and durable materials are popular.
As the command station for many households, kitchens are for more than just cooking.
Contractor proposes randomizing approaching flight path to share the noise of disturbing DCA flight tracks; testing underway
Local officials in Arlington and Montgomery counties continue their collaborative efforts following upticks in their communities' airplane noise complaints as aircraft approach and depart Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, DCA, located in Arlington County.
Sunday, April 11
Webinar hosts science experts that tout the high-tech masks, screens and sanitizers that are available locally
With all that’s changing as a result of the pandemic, Mount Vernon now has a scientific mask company called Crazy Good Mask, and they are an offshoot of Castle Bio Security that does all the scientific development and testing.
Please join me on April 24 at 10 a.m. or April 26 at 7 p.m. for virtual community meetings on the Penn Daw Fire Station, Emergency and Supportive Housing project.
Sen. Scott Surovell and Del. Paul Krizek are partnering with the Friends of Little Hunting Creek to sponsor the annual 2021 Little Hunting Creek Cleanup event on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
Friday, April 9
So this is what it's like to be out of the house and driving around: mask on, surgical gloves in the console, hand sanitizer in the glove box; not so different than before my two Covid-19 vaccinations.
With the nation sadly surpassing 500,000 Covid-related deaths, mortality is much more on the mind of many.
Meetings planned this month to develop the ‘Active Fairfax Plan’
With the warm weather approaching, Fairfax County is holding a series of meetings to hear thoughts about active transportation in the county, and this input will be used in their Active Fairfax Transportation Plan to integrate the existing Bicycle Master and Trails Plans.
Thursday, April 8
I'm a parent to a transgender daughter in fifth grade in FCPS.
Phased plan to start April 20 for most vulnerable students
Some students in the Fairfax County Public Schools system could be poised to clean off the family dining room table by April 20.
This spring, Fairfax County and parts of Northern Virginia will be among the regions of the Mid-Atlantic states that see millions of Brood X cicadas emerge from 17 years of living underground.
Four changes will be implemented later this year.
Parkway safety enhancements
Appellants ask courts to halt implementation of Student Transgender Policies; local FCPS Pride reacts
The outcome of two lawsuits filed in Circuit Courts the last week in March threatens the treatment of transgender students in all Virginia school divisions, including Fairfax County Public Schools.
Tuesday, April 6
A detailed look at the history of River Farm as its future remains uncertain.
On Oct. 15, 1785, George Washington’s favorite nephew married Martha Washington’s favorite niece.
When Amanda Hirsch looks out at the vaccine clinic running very smoothly, a sense of satisfaction comes over her – a feeling that Neighborhood Health’s efforts are helping to bring an end to the pandemic, especially within the communities hardest hit by it.
I am writing in response to the article titled Opinion: Commentary, “Pandemic Shows Workers Need a Voice in Fairfax County,” published in your newspaper on March 20, 2021.
Monday, April 5
Increased expectations of public involvement and transparency drive forum
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is seeking public involvement as its nationwide search for the next Fairfax County Police Chief gets underway.
Friday, April 2
Acknowledging the large and vibrant Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in Fairfax County, Chairman Jeff McKay introduced a resolution on March 23, passed unanimously by the Board of Supervisors, condemning violence and discrimination against AAPIs.
Local legislators part of newly formed Asian American and Pacific Islanders Caucus
Last week, local delegates Mark L. Keam (D-35) and Kathy KL Tran (D-42) joined other Virginia General Assembly members with Asian American heritage to speak out against violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Sure enough, the email from my oncologist didn't arrive in my inbox before we left for the weekend away on Friday.
Thursday, April 1
Accomplishments aplenty for Rev. Dr. Keary Kincannon retiring after positively impacting many.
Long time owner is retiring but new owner vows to keep it the same.
Hardware store owner is retiring
Tribute bands have the look and the sound but not the price.
Stones tribute band