Wednesday, June 30
And the "Scancer" Is... ...stable, with a side of shrinkage, however modest.
In 2021, the U.S. News Best High Schools report ranked TJ the number one school nationwide for the second year running.
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology admitted 550 students strong as its Class of 2025.
Creating livable spaces that balance the security of family with the need for independence
When June Joyce’s husband died two years ago, she was lonely living alone in the sprawling Alexandria family home where the couple raised their four children.
July 4th is a celebration of America’s founding.
Monday, June 28
Twig donates $150,000 to Inova Alexandria
The Twig, the Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital, presented a check for $150,000 to hospital president Dr. Rina Bansal and Inova Alexandria Hospital Foundation Board Chair Donald Simpson Jr. during the organization’s annual luncheon June 15 at the Potomac Riverfront home of philanthropist Joe Viar.
Rev. Keary Kincannon to retire after 26 years
Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church is a three-story brick building, but Rising Hope is much more than a building, explains the pastor, Rev. Keary Kincannon.
Sunday, June 27
100 years is a long time for any business to successfully keep their doors open for the public.
Saturday, June 26
For years, the nation’s first couple, George and Martha Washington, pursued Ona Judge, a young woman who in 1796 escaped a life of slavery in the Washington household to live in freedom in New England.
Friday, June 25
Questions answered, and others Arose at Lee-Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce meeting.
Thursday, June 24
Virtual meeting on June 30 to review preliminary design.
Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit
Next Thursday is July 1st, and here in Virginia that means that most of the laws passed during the 2021 legislative session will go into effect!
Wednesday, June 23
After each individual appointment with my oncologist, either virtual or in person, all my prescription needs and my next round of appointments are scheduled while I wait.
Seniors who are 95 and older reflect on life and offer advice to younger people.
95-year-old Howard Eisenberg says he was carded recently and asked to provide proof of his age as he boarded a train on his way to visit his 80-year-old girlfriend.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed the 2021 Redistricting Advisory Committee at its June 22 meeting.
Tuesday, June 22
President Joe Biden has nominated Carlos Del Toro, Mount Vernon resident, retired Commander in the U.S. Navy and business leader, for Secretary of the Navy.
They have “big shoes to fill.”
The walls inside Hollin Hall Auto are lined to the ceiling with plaques, certificates, resolutions, articles, photos and more memorializing the Harvey family’s 60 years of business success and their multiple contributions to the community.
Monday, June 21
The coronavirus pandemic exacerbated inequities, especially food insecurity, for many families along Fairfax County’s U.S. 1 corridor, concluded the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, a nonprofit based at Woodlawn Estate.
Thursday, June 17
It dates back to 1766, and has seen a slice of American history.
Historic house for sale.
Last Tuesday the Virginia Democratic party held its primary election, whose winners are now the Democratic nominees for the statewide offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General.
(All these times are approximate – or they're not.
Parents face a dilemma: give much needed mental break vs. boosting skills
As camps, swimming pools and simply spending time with friends were cancelled last summer and then followed by a tumultuous school year filled with uncertainty, parents are left to grapple with how to walk the fine line between catching up academically and tending to the overall well-being of their children.
Road design, speeds, lighting and negligence are factors.
This spring has seen several fatal pedestrian accidents, possibly signaling a warning to drivers, pedestrians and transportation engineers that more could be done to lessen these fatalities in Fairfax County.
Wednesday, June 16
At age 20, I took on a job as a grocery-bagger.
Flurry of proposed revisions should discourage pursuits of suspects in non-violent felony incidents.
Police vehicle pursuits create the potential for officers, residents and suspects to be killed or seriously injured.
The Juneteenth celebration at Frying Pan Farm Park will offer families the chance to hear, see, sample, and create crafts based on the results of African American freedom.
Saturday, June 12
Now thru June 26, it’s the story of two women thrown together by a cosmic force with a wicked sense of humor.
The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is presenting “Ripcord” from now through June 26. It’s the story of two women thrown together by a cosmic force with a wicked sense of humor.
Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling statement on bicyclist killed by a driver in Alexandria section of Fairfax County
The Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB) extends its sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Fatima Del Carmen Alvarez Romero.
Thursday, June 10
Northern Virginia Regional Commission holds Remembrance Ceremony
On March 21, 2020, the Fairfax County Health Department reported its first death of a resident due to COVID-19.
The outfits, dinner recipes, jewelry and selfies on Instagram are part of the process.
Influencer marketing is a hit
At Highs and Lows in Hybla Valley, behind the door with five knobs, local artists and Pac Man scream nostalgia.
Highs and Lows
Primary voters select candidates with gender and racial diversity but lacking in regional balance.
As election returns started rolling in from the Democratic primary Tuesday, Republicans started boasting about having the most diverse statewide ticket in Virginia history.
Two-term House member tried to run double campaign, losing both
There's a reason why candidates have never tried running in two different Democratic primaries at the same time.
Congratulations to all of the high school graduates and their families across the 44th district!
Wednesday, June 9
...and I suppose life is back on, especially for those of us who have been vaccinated.
Below is my spoken word poem in written format in support of Abrar Omeish.
Designers see uptick in requests for porches and other outdoor spaces
A longing to spend more time outside after a year-and-a-half spent inside is driving a trend in home design, including an uptick in requests for projects like screened porches and patios.
Sunday, June 6
The American Horticultural Society’s (AHS) decision to sell off its River Farm headquarters in Alexandria, Va., hardly seems in keeping with its mission to “blend education, social responsibility and environmental stewardship with the art and practice of horticulture.”
Saturday, June 5
The rising sea levels on the shore continue to pose a real threat to our community.
Friday, June 4
Stormwater runoff from urban and suburban areas is the major, fastest-growing culprit today polluting the Potomac River.
On April 9, Connor Lynch, an angler fishing on the Potomac River near Fletcher’s Cove, hooked and released a shortnose sturgeon, a fish not seen in the river since 2007.
Democratic primary voters in the 45th House of Delegates District (parts of Alexandria, south Arlington and Mount Vernon) will choose their nominee for Delegate on Tuesday, June 8.
Thursday, June 3
After the fire in 2019, a new, brighter space welcomes the old gang.
Belle View Roy Rogers
Wednesday, June 2
On Monday, Delegate Krizek gave the following address at the Hollin Hills Memorial Day Observation:
Recently, I made the mistake of clicking on an email from an unfamiliar sender.
Across the board, children have better outcomes when their parents have a shared parenting schedule, even in high-conflict cases.
Demand firing of FCPD Chief Kevin Davis
The Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) called on the Board of Supervisors ("Board") on May 25 to terminate Kevin Davis's employment as Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department.
How a belief in a higher power helped some people cope with pandemic
As she experienced the emotions and uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic, Bracha Goetz turned to the tenets of her faith.
On the May 13 Eid holiday, Abrar Omeish, at-large member of the Fairfax County School Board, Tweeted: "Hurts my heart to celebrate while Israel kills Palestinians & desecrates the Holy Land right now,” she wrote.
Parental involvement urged to prevent underage drinking this summer
Citing the facts that June is the single deadliest month of the year when it comes to teen driving and that summer’s arrival also ushers in that contiguous period (May - August) when the greatest number of U.S. teen traffic deaths occur [i], a Washington-metropolitan area alcohol education group is urging parental involvement to combat both teen drinking and drunk driving this summer.
Voters to determine direction of party in June 8 primary
The June 8 primary will determine the direction of the Democratic Party in Virginia at a critical time, when the commonwealth is emerging from the pandemic and trying to recast itself as something other than a party in opposition to former President Donald Trump.