Monday, May 31
It’s Mental Health Awareness Month — a time when we work to remove stigmas around discussing mental illness.
Sunday, May 30
Noted architect, community leader dies at 70
Steve Gresham was known for many things: his intellect, his wit, his love of classic rock and the vast collection of his trademark bow ties.
Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Supporting New Kennedy Shelter on Beacon Hill Alongside the Penn Daw Fire Department
Dear Supervisor Storck, This is a letter of support for placing the new Kennedy Shelter on Beacon Hill at the old Hybla Valley Nursery site alongside the Penn Daw Fire Department.
On the heels of the Biden administration’s decision to redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Mary Kay Henry, International President of the two million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU) held an immigration roundtable discussion on Tuesday with 32BJ SEIU’s airport workers at National Airport (DCA).
Sharing official statements on the life of John Warner.
Sharing official statements on the life of John Warner.
Fairfax County officials, police, and community members joined in officially breaking ground for the new South County police station and animal services shelter on May 22 at its future site on Lorton Road, between Hooes and Workhouse Roads.
Friday, May 28
River Farm moves forward
Thursday, May 27
In the bigger picture, roads and bridges need help on a larger scale.
Infrastructure needs attention
Recent county program praised for positive financial impacts.
Richmond Highway development
Ten scholarships were awarded to local high school students by the Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce to recognize outstanding achievement of 2021 graduating seniors planning to continue their study in a business-related field.
Wednesday, May 26
June begins next week, which means that the Democratic primary elections are right around the corner.
As I discussed a few weeks back, having all this time off/apart from cancer-related activities is unsettling in a peculiar way.
Vaccinated Seniors plan vacations, trips to reunite with family
Sifting through photos of rafting trips through Labyrinth Canyon on the tranquil waters of the Green River and hiking in the Needles district of Utah’s Canyonlands National Park, Arlene Richter recalls her past travels as she begins planning for new adventures.
Amid division, voices seek to be heard.
With Ramadan's ending on May 13 and on May 14, Fairfax County School Board Member Abrar Omeish posted what some considered controversial statements on her Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Saturday, May 22
Virtual Gala to be held May 27
Fifteen years ago, as she contemplated retirement, Mary Carroll Potter envisioned her future.
Thursday, May 20
The wooded trail is being linked and extended for commuters and hikers.
Cinder Bed Bikeway
A new schedule starting June 6 has the 11C partially replacing the 11Y.
Metrobus Route 11
The Belhaven by Fairfield finds a home close to traffic on this busy part of Richmond Highway.
Belhaven by Fairfield
These groups are critical to identifying issue, gathering stakeholders to help reach consensus on the best approach to creating future legislation
Now that the legislative session has finished up for the year and we are headed into the summer months, my colleagues and I in the General Assembly are as busy as ever with the many boards and commissions we are appointed to, as well as legislative working groups created by legislation we passed in the past session.
Republicans get a head start in the general election; Democrats still fighting each other
The way Democrats talk about Donald Trump, you'd think he was on the ballot in 2021. And in many ways, he is. The former president may be out of the White House and kicked off of social media, but he's still eager to see himself as a kingmaker.
Wednesday, May 19
Nicholas M. Horrock, a distinguished journalist for many of the nation’s great newspapers, died of heart failure on Sunday, April 18 at his home in Alexandria, Va.
From the moment you hear the word cancer spoken in your direction – from your new best friend, an oncologist with whom you've had zero previous interaction, you are transported to a new reality.
To educate, inspire, empower present and future generations
For more than seven decades, millions of American women sought the right to vote.
With children and teens spending so much time online, parents and caregivers need to know how to help them be safe from predators.
Importance emphasized in context of recent discrimination and hate crimes.
Educational videos and online trivia questions, organized by the school's Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Committee, are giving Montgomery College students an opportunity for reflection, while food, music and film offer students at Marymount University in Arlington a glimpse of a different culture.
The June 8 Democratic primary is an opportunity to vote for fairness and justice for everyone by supporting Attorney General Mark Herring.
Tuesday, May 18
The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial
“Herstory” was made on May 16 when around 100 Northern Virginians applauded the ribbon cutting officially opening the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial in Lorton, a project 13 years in the making.
Monday, May 17
Working diligently in her home office recently, Anita Drummond was jolted from her project when she spotted an eastern rat snake slithering down a nearby tree and through the leaf litter in her Tauxemont backyard.
Sunday, May 16
Inova expands women’s health, sexual assault and trafficking services.
Elected officials from throughout the region gathered in Alexandria’s West End May 8 to celebrate the opening of two new Inova Health System community health clinics that will focus on women’s health and medical evaluations for sexual assault and human trafficking survivors.
Thursday, May 13
Virtual meeting on May 10 gives road users a voice; more than 700 people have commented.
Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club member makes a difference.
Mount Vernon Kiwanis
NOVA Parks and Northern Virginia Conservation Trust hope to purchase River Farm to keep it open to the public.
As previously referred to in a recent column, even though I am hardly cancer-free, nonetheless I am cancer interruptus for the next four weeks.
When I was in elementary school back in the ’80s, I came to school after celebrating Eid and closed my sweaty hands into fists.
Pit Stop gathering is out, but Bike to Work Day is still on for May 21.
It’s been 20 years since Bike to Work Day began, and it grows each year, showing that there is another side to commuting that uses no gas, has health benefits and is fun, even if it’s only one day a year for many.
On Monday, May 10, the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) tweeted, "This morning, Chief Davis was surrounded by family, senior staff, and members of the Board of Supervisors for his ceremonial swearing-in as Chief of Police."
Ideas for budget and luxury bathrooms
Sometimes regarded as a strictly functional space, bathrooms might bring to mind brushing and flossing rather than style and comfort.
Kicking off Mental Health Awareness Month, a new golf tournament hosted by Alliance Executive Search and CBRE on May 3 raised more than $26,000 to benefit PRS, a leading behavioral health nonprofit serving Northern Virginia.
U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded the Treasury Department’s launch of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, established by the American Rescue Plan Act.
Wednesday, May 12
The most anticipated condominium community in Old Town North is opening its doors for an official Grand Opening this month. Discover artful living in an elegant environment at Muse Condominiums, where sophisticated residences and luxurious amenities make Muse an unmatched destination for homebuyers.
Man is charged with hate crime after lunging at guard
Shortly before Monday’s afternoon prayer at the Dar al Hirjah Islamic Center near Seven Corners in Fairfax County, a man who was not part of the Muslim community began harassing those outside the entrance of the mosque waiting to pray.
Citizens call for starting over on police chief, not being part of Davis' “redemptive” career journey.
On day four in his new position as Chief of Police Fairfax County, the ghosts of Kevin Davis' law enforcement past clung heavily in the County's public arena of the May 6 virtual Community Input Session hosted by Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay (D-At-large), Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, and Supervisor Rodney Lusk (D-Lee).
Sunday, May 9
This week, May 3-9, is Small Business Week and Mount Vernon Lee Chamber would like to recognize the contributions of entrepreneurs and small businesses in our community.
One audible indicator that the pandemic recovery may be underway is increased air traffic from Reagan-National.
Thursday, May 6
A restaurant and brewery were among the desired occupants they are seeking.
Have I mentioned in print lately that we, resident owners of "Belly Acres" in Burtonsville, are back to being a five-indoor-cat household?
Today, the Fairfax County School Board voted unanimously to develop a School Trust Policy aligning the school division with Fairfax County’s Trust Policy.
A letter to Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey McKay.
Affordable treatment options highlighted during National Mental Health Month
Resulting from the tumultuous and emotionally charged past year, there's been an uptick in reported mental health conditions.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors released the following statement Tuesday, May 4, in support of Police Chief Kevin Davis:
In April, 82 volunteers picked up 126 bags of trash, 8 tires, and nearly 2,000 pounds of bulk trash along Little Hunting Creek at ten different sites.
One of the rites of spring in Mount Vernon is our annual creek and community clean-ups.
Faith leaders question 'flawed' selection process and Supervisors' values during prayer vigil.
Approximately thirty interfaith leaders from across Fairfax County gathered in the "First Amendment" area outside the Fairfax County Government Center at noon, Tuesday, May 4.
Wednesday, May 5
ACLU People Power Fairfax joins the Fairfax County NAACP in calling for a new search to fill the Fairfax County Police Chief position, this time with community involvement in the vetting process.
Advocate ACLU People Power Fairfax joins the Fairfax County NAACP and others calling for new search
County To Hold “Community Meeting with Chief” Thursday, May 6.
Monday, May 3
Not only is trash polluting and unsightly, it is harmful, even lethal, to wildlife.
On April 10, 82 volunteers hauled 126 bags of trash out of Little Hunting Creek and 46 volunteers collected 55 bags of trash in Dyke Marsh and along the Potomac River just south of Alexandria.
Nova Parks offers a second proposal to purchase River Farm from AHS.
Five members of the American Horticultural Society’s board of directors – half of the voting members of the board, they say – voiced public opposition to the proposed sale of River Farm.
Sunday, May 2
Opinion: Commentary: Community Discussion Regarding New Penn Daw Fire Station, Emergency, Supportive & Affordable Housing
Thank you to the hundreds of residents who attended our first two virtual community meetings about the proposed new Penn Daw Fire Station, Emergency, Supportive and Affordable Housing project at Beacon Hill Road and Richmond Highway.