Stories for June 2022

Stories for June 2022

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Wednesday, June 29

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Pot Dispensary Getting Ready to Open in Mount Vernon

Beyond Hello Cannabis Dispensary almost ready for grand opening.

Marijuana

U.S. Supreme Court Puts Virginians Safety at Risk

By Sen. Scott Surovell

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 issued a disturbing decision on guns, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Assn. v. Bruen case...

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Police Advise: Avoid, Deny, Defend in Active Attacks

Would you know how to respond in critical minutes?

Recent news reports of active shooting events in distant locations, like Uvalde Texas and Buffalo New York, and...

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Post-Roe, Fairfax Supervisors Unanimously Forge Ahead

Speaking out, supervisors approve three-part board matter.

For residents in Fairfax County and the rest of Virginia and the nation, the future for abortion rights and access is uncertain now that the Supreme Court has...

Tuesday, June 28

NOVA Parks Is Seeking Input by July 8

NOVA Parks Is Seeking Input by July 8

Exceptional Design Awards

Exceptional Design Awards

U.S. Supreme Court Threatens Women’s Fundamental Rights

U.S. Supreme Court Threatens Women’s Fundamental Rights

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NOVA Parks Seeks Input into 5 Year Strategic Plan

Park users invited to comment before July 8

Park users invited to comment before July 8

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Merrifield Center Renamed Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health

Merrifield Center Renamed Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health

Thursday, June 23

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Raising Money for a Shot at the Gold

Local track team looks to the Junior Olympics

Car wash fundraiser

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Gum Springs Community Day Doubles as Juneteenth Celebration

Residents come together to celebrate their sense of community.

Gum Springs Day

Wednesday, June 22

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FCPS Honors 2022

Recognizing achievements in education.

Recognizing achievements in education.

Thursday, June 16

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Virginia’s Lt. Governor Visits Local Businesses

Virginia’s Lt. Governor Winsome Earle-Sears, spent last Thursday in the greater Mount Vernon area...

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Sole Providers

300 new shoes distributed at Gum Springs.

Firefighters and volunteers from across the county gathered June 2 to distribute more than 300 pair...

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Together Again

Mount Vernon At Home celebrates at River Farm gala.

Following two years of limited personal contact, Mount Vernon At Home marked a return to in-person gatherings with its annual gala May 25 at River Farm.

Wednesday, June 15

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Belle Haven Flood Wall: Solution for Coastal Flooding?

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study brings out residents, scientists and naysayers.

Flood Walls

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FCPS Honors 2022

Recognizing the achievements in education in a challenging year.

FCPS Honors 2022

Monday, June 13

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Summer’s Here and Possibly Time to Stay Put

Fairfax County has plenty of options for a “stay-cation” this summer.

Summer Stay-Cation

Sunday, June 5

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Hardening older FCPS Entrances to Secure Them from Shooters

Multilayered approaches to keep children safe in schools

School shootings

Virginia Reports First Case of Monkeypox

VDH: Northern Virginia resident with recent travel history to African country where the disease is known to occur.

Monkeypox

Thursday, June 2

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Memorial Day Salute in Hollin Hills

Second-annual gathering brings neighbors together.

Memorial Day Salute

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Local Shark Tanker’s Go Before the Board

Creativity to cope with aging brings out local entrepreneurs.

Local shark tank