Chantilly High student attends Governor’s German Immersion Academy.
Chantilly High senior Kate Meyer is such a fan of German culture and language that she spent three weeks of her summer immersed in it. She attended the Virginia Governor’s German Immersion Academy at Washington and Lee University in Lexington.
Liberty's Paula Cotman honored among 100 middle school counselors in the county.
Liberty Middle School counselor Paula Cotman of Fairfax was named Middle School Counselor of the Year for Fairfax County Public Schools on Aug. 20 — from a roster of about 15 counselors nominated for the award. There are roughly 580 counselors in the county; and about 100 or so work in middle schools.
Your guide to entertainment in Fairfax County.
For those looking to fill their calendar with some home-brewed, Fairfax County fun stuff (read: entertainment and diversion), The Connection's Fairfax County Entertainment Calendar has many options: weekend jaunts and larks; date night inspiration; winter-to-spring fun; day-long festivals and events; art-outings; family fun-and-learning fusions; plays and shows; beyond-Small Business Saturday local shopping and bazaars; markets of handcrafted wares; music; 1Ks to marathons... the list goes on. If you know of an event not listed in our entertainment calendar, email it to email@example.com for happenings in south Fairfax County or firstname.lastname@example.org for entertainment in the northern parts of the county.
The Ridgeview Park Peace Festival was held Sunday, Oct. 19 in Ridge View Estates off Franconia Road. The festivities included a park bench dedication and tree-planting ceremony with remarks by Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova.
McLean MYS Hotspur Green U14 Boys CCL won the EDP Cup in the Platinum bracket, the top bracket of eight brackets.
On Thursday, Oct. 16, South County High School presented its Fall season choral concert titled “At the Water’s Edge.”
To meet its grant requirement for a Virginia Strategic Prevention Framework-State Incentive Grant, the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County (UPC) needs to gather at least 300 surveys in a 30-day timeframe that ends Nov. 15.
The War of 1812 will be revisited at the Fairfax County 10th Annual History Conference: “Fire, Flight and Fury – The War of 1812 200 years Later.”
Fairfax Police Chief Carl Pardiny eager to groom future leaders.
Col. Carl Pardiny was born and raised in Pittsburgh, but has spent nearly his entire, adult life with the City of Fairfax Police Department. He started its K-9 and Bike Patrol programs and was twice selected as the Department’s Officer of the Year.
The City of Fairfax was named last week by Google Corp. as the eCity for the Commonwealth of Virginia. It was selected for inclusion on a list of “digital capitals of America” for 2014.
(From left) are Joe Charley with Firefighters Union 2702, Fairfax City Mayor Scott Silverthorne and Fairfax City Fire Chief Dave Rohr, with Councilman David Meyer looking on, as Silverthorne proclaims October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The 22nd Annual Burke Area CROP Walk to be held Nov. 23.
Area residents can help end hunger and raise funds for disaster relief on Sunday, Nov. 23, at the 22nd Annual Burke Area CROP [Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty] Hunger Walk – a humanitarian outreach to our local, national, and international communities.
Hundreds participate in Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.
Whack! Smack! These were the constant sounds going back and forth during the pickleball finals at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlington. The pickleball games were part of the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics taking place at several venues throughout the region.
Vocal musicians from 14 Fairfax County public schools have been named to the Virginia Honors Choir for 2014. This select choir is open only to the top 125 singers from around the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is the highest honor a choir student can attain during his or her high school career.
On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Fairfax County Public Library system held their annual Library Jubilee Gala.
Louisville commit Stone leads Hornets to victory with three goals.
The Herndon field hockey team defeated Westfield 3-2 on Thursday night.
Record breaking crowd attend October walk in Reston.
On Oct. 19, 300 participants attended the annual Cornerstones community walk from Embry Rucker Community Shelter to St. Anne’s Episcopal Church and back. The distance was about two miles and was an opportunity to help provide basic and essential items, such as pillows, dishes and food for those who moved into stable housing through Cornerstones’ Rapid Re-Housing Challenge.
Student-athletes of the month honored.
Mayor Bill Euille was on hand to present a key to the city to Washington Redskins Super Bowl champion and Pro Bowl punt returner Mike Nelms as the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club held its annual Redskins Night Oct. 21 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.
Alexandria Book Shelf Turns 1, dedicates MVCS location.
Summer school paid off for Mount Vernon Community School principal Peter Balas, who officially opened the newest Alexandria Book Shelf Oct. 6 as part of the DreamDog Foundation literacy program.
Former ACPS speech pathologist, civic volunteer dies of cancer.
In the fall of 1967, Roger Parks was checking out “the impressionable young freshman” girls at the University of Kentucky when he met the woman who would change his life.