Stories for December 2004

Stories for December 2004

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Thursday, December 23

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Business

Business

Probable Cause Found

Investigator describes Praveen Mandanapu’s alleged confession in killing and dismemberment of his wife.

Probable Cause Found

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Wednesday, December 22

Faith

Faith

Health

Health

Health

Health

Faith

Faith

Faith

Faith

Community Notes

Community Notes

Schools

Schools

Schools

Schools

Business Notes

Business Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Community Notes

Community Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Health

Health

Tuesday, December 21

Schools Notes

Schools Notes

Lending a Helping Hand

Springfield's Central Fairfax Services offers therapy and other services for adults with severe and multiple disabilities and mental retardation.

Lending a Helping Hand

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Deal Reached on Capitals Practice Ice

The rinks in Ballston would be open for public use for the majority of the year.

Deal Reached on Capitals Practice Ice

Faith

Faith

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Crime Report

Crime Report

Calendar

Calendar

Camps and Classes

Camps and Classes

Roundups

Roundups

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Scouts Send Banners to Troops

Scouts Send Banners to Troops

Hugo Meets with President Bush

Hugo Meets with President Bush

Alternative D Chosen as Battlefield Bypass Route

Plan would be least disruptive to Fairfax County homes.

Alternative D Chosen as Battlefield Bypass Route

Arabic Food and a Hookah

Alf Laylah Wa Laylah offers exotic cuisine and belly dancing.

Arabic Food and a Hookah

Et Tu, Hayfield?

Hayfield Secondary students have a good showing at the annual Junior Classical League convention.

Et Tu, Hayfield?

Lending a Helping Hand

Springfield's Central Fairfax Services offers therapy and other services for adults with severe and multiple disabilities and mental retardation.

Lending a Helping Hand

Booking It at Forestdale

Kindergarten students at Forestdale Elementary read 300 books through a program sponsored by the Scholastic Publishing Co.

Booking It at Forestdale

Rowing Facility Somewhere Downriver

Boathouse awaits go-ahead.

Rowing Facility Somewhere Downriver

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Arlington's Civic Heroes

First-ever award from county police.

Arlington's Civic Heroes

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Sacramento Center's Friends Turn Out

Center coordinator is pleased with turnout.

Sacramento Center's Friends Turn Out

Principal of Year Finalist

Davis Selected as Finalist for Principal of Year

Principal of Year Finalist

Return to Carnegie Hall

Local flutist performs at Carnegie Hall for the third time

Return to Carnegie Hall

Camps and Classes

Camps and Classes

Going for the Gold

Ashley Wagner gears up for national competition.

Going for the Gold

Cooper Students Hold Mock Congress

Two-month project is designed to teach legislative process

Cooper Students Hold Mock Congress

Colvin Run Residents Kick Up Their Heels

Dances held twice a month feature big band style music

Colvin Run Residents Kick Up Their Heels

Schools Notes

Schools Notes

Flu Vaccine Eligibility To Change

Flu Vaccine Eligibility To Change

Mount Vernon Celebrates Holidays

SFDC holds annual holiday celebration; St. Aidan’s hosts a carol sing.

Mount Vernon Celebrates Holidays

Health Notes

Health Notes

They 'Sing for Their Supper' and Give to Needy

Girl Scouts collect 8,000 pounds of food for the Community Holiday Coalition.

They 'Sing for Their Supper' and Give to Needy

Broader Tax Relief

County to increase real estate tax relief for elderly and permanently disabled in 2005.

Broader Tax Relief

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Schools Notes

Schools Notes

Courtland Woods Returns

Officials have lifted orders preventing development near Oatlands Plantation.

Courtland Woods Returns

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Welsh Retires

After 35 years serving the county, Cynthia Welsh decides it's time to spend some time at home.

Welsh Retires

School Notes

School Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

City of Fairfax Dumping Criticized

In December 2003, Loudoun County issued a notice of violation, but City of Fairfax denies wrongdoing.

City of Fairfax Dumping Criticized

Law on Dismemberment?

Virginia lacks law making it punishable to dismember someone after they have died.

Law on Dismemberment?

Health Notes

Health Notes

Making a Merry Christmas

Salvation Army provides holiday help for the needy.

Making a Merry Christmas

Real Estate

Real Estate

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Tree-Trimming on W&OD

Dominion prepares to begin process to ensure safety, prevent power outages.

Tree-Trimming on W&OD

McLean Pain Doctor Found Guilty

Hurwitz convicted on 50 counts

McLean Pain Doctor Found Guilty

Health Notes

Health Notes

Cooper Students Hold Mock Congress

Two-month project is designed to teach legislative process

Cooper Students Hold Mock Congress

Water Service Issue Spreads

Residents fear development in face of Fairfax Water's offer to install water line to replace wells.

Water Service Issue Spreads

Lending a Helping Hand

Springfield's Central Fairfax Services offers therapy and other services for adults with severe and multiple disabilities and mental retardation.

Lending a Helping Hand

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Et Tu, Hayfield?

Hayfield Secondary students have a good showing at the annual Junior Classical League convention.

Et Tu, Hayfield?

Board Sets Elementary Boundaries

Decision leaves some parents smiling, others not.

Board Sets Elementary Boundaries

Water Service Issue Spreads

Water Service Issue Spreads

College Notes

College Notes

Colvin Run Residents Kick up Their Heels

Dances held twice a month feature big band style music

Colvin Run Residents Kick up Their Heels

Return to Carnegie Hall

Local flutist performs at Carnegie Hall for the third time

Return to Carnegie Hall

Police Arrest Eight Teens For Burglaries, Thefts

Police Arrest Eight Teens For Burglaries, Thefts

Jail for Burglary and Abduction

Jail for Burglary and Abduction

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Calendar

Calendar

Men in the Kitchen

Men in the Kitchen

Schools Notes

Schools Notes

Dressing the Capitol Holiday Tree

Dressing the Capitol Holiday Tree

Our Neighbor's Child Delivers Toys

Our Neighbor's Child Delivers Toys

Gold Medal for London Towne

School honored for raising its test scores.

Gold Medal for London Towne

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Baby on the Move

A Woodbridge couple gives birth on the shoulder of I-95 in Springfield.

Baby on the Move

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

County Approves Legislative Agenda

County prepares its wish list for January's General Assembly.

County Approves Legislative Agenda

City's Family Drug Treatment Court Commended

City's Family Drug Treatment Court Commended

Enterprising Women Entrepreneurs Meet

Enterprising Women Entrepreneurs Meet

Franconia Fire Levels Church

Fire investigators rule the cause of the blaze to be accidental at Laurel Grove Baptist Church.

Franconia Fire Levels Church

Firefighters Bring Early Christmas

Party for children features Santa and clowns.

Firefighters Bring Early Christmas

Et Tu, Hayfield?

Hayfield Secondary students have a good showing at the annual Junior Classical League convention.

Et Tu, Hayfield?

One Step Closer to Closing Power Plant

Council revokes Mirant's two special use permits.

One Step Closer to Closing Power Plant

Williams Sentenced to Life

Williams Sentenced to Life

The Christmas That Wasn't

No Christmas for 100 Christmas Eve warriors.

The Christmas That Wasn't

Business Notes

Business Notes

First Night Alexandria Under Way

First Night Alexandria Under Way

Community Confronts Street Gangs

Reston officials say growing gang problem can be solved through law enforcement, education and understanding.

Community Confronts Street Gangs

Her History in Writing

Greenspring Village resident Marguerite Chien-Church has published an account of her life growing up in pre-World War II China.

Her History in Writing

Computer CORE: Preparing for the Future

Graduates increase their marketability.

Computer CORE: Preparing for the Future

Arlandria Center To Open in January

Tenants' and Workers' Support Committee dedicates community center.

Arlandria Center To Open in January

Sunderland Leaves with No Good-byes

Looking ahead, not back.

Sunderland Leaves with No Good-byes

Abduction Suspect Arrested

Abduction Suspect Arrested

'Coats for Kids' Delivers

Dropping temperatures increase need.

'Coats for Kids' Delivers

Learning: A Life-Long Process

Center offers academic, other help for youth.

Learning: A Life-Long Process

Affordable Housing Project Approved

Group wins fight to build affordable housing project over neighbors' objections.

Affordable Housing Project Approved

Share Helps Those in Need

Volunteers, donations always welcome

Share Helps Those in Need

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Heittman Honored at Holiday Banquet

Three receive recognition with Les Dorson Awards

Heittman Honored at Holiday Banquet

Church's Angel Project Helps 342 People

They came bearing gifts.

Church's Angel Project Helps 342 People

Knights Host Holiday Party

More than 500 children and parents enjoy the festivities.

Knights Host Holiday Party

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Monday, December 20

Fun for First First Fairfax

Fun for First First Fairfax

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Graduation Day

Personal care aides graduate in ceremony at Korean Presbyterian Church.

Graduation Day

News Briefs

News Briefs

Where’s the Red Baron?

Good Grief. Holiday decoration slows traffic on Church Street.

Where’s the Red Baron?

Authors Show Historical Flare

Members of the Historical Society, Margaret Peck and Chuck Mauro share their knowledge about Herndon.

Authors Show Historical Flare

McLean Pain Doctor Sent to Prison

Hurwitz convicted on 50 counts.

McLean Pain Doctor Sent to Prison

Viewpoints: What's Changed?

Has anything changed for you at home regarding driving rules in the past few weeks?

Viewpoints: What's Changed?

Viewpoints: What Could Help?

Are there any ways of dealing with teen driving issues that you think would be effective?

Viewpoints: What Could Help?

Linking Trails in Northern Vienna

First stage of proposed trail would be built along Beulah Road.

Linking Trails in Northern Vienna

How Much Impact?

Local students vary in describing effects of accidents on students’ driving habits.

How Much Impact?

News Briefs

News Briefs

‘I’m Afraid We’re Preaching to the Choir’

Parents of high-schoolers hope community will be realistic and open in dealing with teens driving.

‘I’m Afraid We’re Preaching to the Choir’

What Can Schools Do?

Area public schools try new approaches to educate teenagers on dangers of driving.

What Can Schools Do?

Drunk Drivers, Underage Parties, Teens on Stretchers

A weekend of alcohol enforcement with the Montgomery County Police.

Drunk Drivers, Underage Parties, Teens on Stretchers

Advisory Board Looks at Teen Driving

Advisory Board Looks at Teen Driving

Let the Countdown Begin

Let the Countdown Begin

Winter Vomiting Disease Rising in State

Winter Vomiting Disease Rising in State

Budgeting Focuses on Taxes

Town manager compiles numders for FY 2005-06 budget.

Budgeting Focuses on Taxes

Passenger Restrictions Key

Maryland delegates press for law that would further restrict teenage licenses.

Passenger Restrictions Key

News Briefs

News Briefs

Santa Pays an Early Visit

Santa Pays an Early Visit

Gang Suspects Charged

MS-13 gang members arrested in Los Angeles for May shooting of Herndon teenager.

Gang Suspects Charged

Plan Developed for New Oakton Park

New park would Includes a soccer field and space for the Oakton Schoolhouse.

Plan Developed for New Oakton Park

Live Music

Live Music

Santa, Mrs. Claus, Friends Visit Children

Fairfax Count Police collect toys for Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children

Santa, Mrs. Claus, Friends Visit Children

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

News Briefs

News Briefs

Is Driver Training Preparing Teens for the Road?

‘I Drive Smart,’ run by off-duty cops, looks to raise the bar for driver education.

Is Driver Training Preparing Teens for the Road?

About this Project

About this Project

People

People

Words for Parents

Words for Parents

HHS Principal Selection Nears

HHS Principal Selection Nears

'Temporary Fun,' Permanent Consequences

Although Chris Skinner survived a drunken-driving accident, he will never fully recover.

'Temporary Fun,' Permanent Consequences

Teen Driving Briefs

Teen Driving Briefs

Fairfax Resident Sees Century Mark

Fairfax Resident Sees Century Mark

Mixer Combines Charities, Businesses

Local area non-profits mix with local businesses at chamber's holiday mixer.

Mixer Combines Charities, Businesses

Wounds Slow to Heal for Parents

More than six months later, Bowers struggle with grief, loss of son.

Wounds Slow to Heal for Parents

News Briefs

News Briefs

Town Hall Meeting Draws 300

B-CC Hosts "Keeping Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel"

Town Hall Meeting Draws 300

Facts on Young Drivers

Crashes are the leading cause of death among teens.

Facts on Young Drivers

Saturday, December 18

Pain Doctor's Trial: Closing Arguments

Prosecutor, defense attorney pain different views of what's at stake in jury's decision.

Pain Doctor's Trial: Closing Arguments

Thursday, December 16

Pain Doctor's Trial: Convicted

Jury finds McLean pain doctor guilty on 50 counts.

Pain Doctor's Trial: Convicted

Business Notes

Business Notes

Santa's Tireless Helpers

Our Neighbor's Child packages, delivers gifts

Santa's Tireless Helpers

Huge, Mixed-Use Project Proposed at Fairfax Center

Huge, Mixed-Use Project Proposed at Fairfax Center

Holiday Calendar

Holiday Calendar

Roundups

Roundups

School Notes

School Notes

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Planning Commission OKs Bank

Planning Commission OKs Bank

For Children's Enjoyment:

Westfield Presents 'Grinch,' 'Charlie Brown,' and 'Macabees'.

For Children's Enjoyment:

Million-Dollar Homes Planned Near Govt. Center

Million-Dollar Homes Planned Near Govt. Center

'God Bless Us, Everyone'

'A Christmas Carol' Is Chantilly's Cappies play.

'God Bless Us, Everyone'

Wednesday, December 15

Faith

Faith

College Notes

College Notes

School Notes

School Notes

College Notes

College Notes

College Notes

College Notes

Schools

Schools

Schools

Schools

MVHS Bands in Concert

MVHS Bands in Concert

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Schools

Schools

Sandburg’s Orchestra Performs in Norfolk

Group receives special invitation to participate in state conference.

Sandburg’s Orchestra Performs in Norfolk

Sandburg’s Orchestra Performs in Norfolk

Group receives special invitation to participate in state conference.

Sandburg’s Orchestra Performs in Norfolk

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Schools Work to Gain Accreditation

Bucknell: Before, During, and After-School Programs

Schools Work to Gain Accreditation

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith

Faith

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith

Faith

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith

Faith

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health

Health

Health

Health

Health

Health

Lighting, Candles Nice Decorations But Use Caution

Use precautions with decorating during the holiday season, experts warn

Lighting, Candles Nice Decorations But Use Caution

Health

Health

Health

Health

Health

Health

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Schools

Schools

Real Estate

Real Estate

Calendar

Calendar

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Nightlife

Nightlife

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Calendar

Calendar

HCTV-23

HCTV-23

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Calendar

Calendar

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Calendar

Calendar

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Dishes of India Sparkles with Innovative Wine Dinner

Guests enjoy second of special wine-pairing dinners.

Dishes of India Sparkles with Innovative Wine Dinner

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Dishes of India Sparkles with Innovative Wine Dinner

Guests enjoy second of special wine-pairing dinners.

Dishes of India Sparkles with Innovative Wine Dinner

Crime Prevention Officer Retires After 31 Years

Keegan worked to prevent crime

Crime Prevention Officer Retires After 31 Years

KSMET Holiday Tree Lighting

KSMET Holiday Tree Lighting

Fire Victim Identified

Fire Victim Identified

Extravaganza' Launches WEBA

With 50 initial members, West End Business Association targets growth.

Extravaganza' Launches WEBA

Business

Business

The Hermitage

The Hermitage

Rosemont

Rosemont

Commission Approves Historic Changes

Lee Street site to be divided; Old Club restaurant to be redeveloped.

Commission Approves Historic Changes

Holiday Drinking Spills onto Roadways

Police say planning ahead can prevent tragedy.

Holiday Drinking Spills onto Roadways

Real Estate

Real Estate

Black History Museum Features a Lesson on Kwanzaa

Attendees learned the intricacies of a cultural holiday.

Black History Museum Features a Lesson on Kwanzaa

New Home For Police?

Task Force Recommends Duke/Wheeler Site

New Home For Police?

Euille, Magnus Light Menorah

Euille, Magnus Light Menorah

More Open Space?

Council considers broadening open space easement program.

More Open Space?

Taylor Run

Taylor Run

Bethlehem Walk

Actors breathe life into story of Jesus' birth.

Bethlehem Walk

Classes and Workshops

Classes and Workshops

People

People

Crime Solvers Honors Sleuthing

Crime Solvers and the Fairfax County Police Department hand out the Pinnacle Awards to 11 detectives.

Crime Solvers Honors Sleuthing

Fire Damages Burke Home

Fire Damages Burke Home

Hanukkah Lights Up Arlington

Hanukkah Lights Up Arlington

Cyber-Mission Accomplished

Irving seventh-grader Cody Dowd is named regional champion in the U.S. Army’s eCyberMission science competition.

Cyber-Mission Accomplished

Burke Centre Taps New Executive

Maryland native Patrick Gloyd will lead the Conservancy's staff as the new executive director.

Burke Centre Taps New Executive

Council Defers Church Decision

City residents object to ‘piecemeal’ planning.

Council Defers Church Decision

Homes with 'Very Rich Look'

Developer seeks to build a community of million-dollar homes near the Fairfax County Government Center.

Homes with 'Very Rich Look'

Chabad Mixes Latkes, Ice Skates

Fairfax group sponsors event to celebrate Jewish holiday.

Chabad Mixes Latkes, Ice Skates

Fairfax’s Room in the Global Village

Mantua Elementary students discuss AIDS via UN teleconference.

Fairfax’s Room in the Global Village

Mixed-Use Project Sought for Fairfax Center

KSI Services Inc. is proposing to build a mix of residential and office units near Ridge Top Road.

Mixed-Use Project Sought for Fairfax Center

From New Orleans to D.C., The Sweet Taste of Success

McLean chef recently featured on “The Today Show”

From New Orleans to D.C., The Sweet Taste of Success

Exploring Japanese Culture

First-grade students at Great Falls Elementary are part of immersion program

Exploring Japanese Culture

Cyber-Mission Accomplished

Irving seventh-grader Cody Dowd is named regional champion in the U.S. Army’s eCyberMission science competition.

Cyber-Mission Accomplished

Giving Away Christmas

Great Falls students and families make Christmas dreams come true.

Giving Away Christmas

Burke Centre Taps New Executive

Maryland native Patrick Gloyd will lead the Conservancy's staff as the new executive director.

Burke Centre Taps New Executive

Residents Question Future of Parks

Residents fear closed-door proceedings; officials promise no decisions have been made.

Residents Question Future of Parks

Bethlehem Walk

Actors breathe life into story of Jesus' birth.

Bethlehem Walk

Crime Solvers Honors Sleuthing

Crime Solvers and the Fairfax County Police Department hand out the Pinnacle Awards to 11 detectives.

Crime Solvers Honors Sleuthing

Fire Damages Burke Home

Fire Damages Burke Home

Health Care Plan Moves Forward

Planning Commission forwards health-care facilities plan to Board of Supervisors; plan does not include proposed Broadlands Regional Medical Center.

Health Care Plan Moves Forward

Privatize Animal Shelter?

Supervisor claims privatization would improve licensing, save taxpayer money.

Privatize Animal Shelter?

Getting to Know

Erica Meadows

Getting to Know

Thomas Breeden

Obituaries

Thomas Breeden

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Community Notes

Community Notes

Business

Business

Jane Barrett

Obituaries

Jane Barrett

People Notes

People Notes

Community Notes

Community Notes

Interfaith Relief Stocks Up for Needy

Donations always spike during holidays, but food pantry needs help all year round.

Interfaith Relief Stocks Up for Needy

Park on the Move?

In exchange for housing development, company will construct Philip A. Bolen Park.

Park on the Move?

Publisher Leaves Her Mark

Beth MillerÕs daughters are busy organizing the Loudoun Healthcare gala in her memory. She died of cancer last month.

Publisher Leaves Her Mark

Residents: No 'Urban Center'

A proposed development on Croson Lane in Ashburn meets resistance.

Residents: No 'Urban Center'

Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard

Black History Museum Features a Lesson on Kwanzaa

Attendees learned the intricacies of a cultural holiday.

Black History Museum Features a Lesson on Kwanzaa

Bradley Finds Voice in ‘School Daze’

First-year teacher writes a book about his experiences.

Bradley Finds Voice in ‘School Daze’

Neighbors Dedicate Playground to Solomon King

In two emotional ceremonies Saturday, friends and family pleaded for the hit-and-run driver who killed Solomon to come forward.

Neighbors Dedicate Playground to Solomon King

Aquinas Raises Money for St. Jude’s

Record amount sent by students and parents.

Aquinas Raises Money for St. Jude’s

Creator of Minerva Louise Visits Waynewood

Author brings antics of imaginary hen to life.

Creator of Minerva Louise Visits Waynewood

Firefighters Rescue Christmas — Again

An expanding partnership makes Christmas brighter.

Firefighters Rescue Christmas — Again

Hyland Holds Court at Police Station

Supervisor shares views on Route 1, real estate taxes and development.

Hyland Holds Court at Police Station

From New Orleans to D.C., The Sweet Taste of Success

McLean chef recently featured on “The Today Show”

From New Orleans to D.C., The Sweet Taste of Success

Chamber Celebrates Holidays, Presents Awards

Chamber Celebrates Holidays, Presents Awards

Schools Work To Gain Accreditation

Part Four: Bucknell provides programs before, during and after school.

Schools Work To Gain Accreditation

Residents Question Future of Parks

Residents fear closed-door proceedings; officials promise no decisions have been made.

Residents Question Future of Parks

Rotary Donates Dictionaries

Rotary Donates Dictionaries

Getting Ready for the Holidays

Local businesses, churches and homes prepare for the festive season.

Getting Ready for the Holidays

Serious Accident on Falls Road

Five youth were sent to the hospital, two with serious injuries; passengers were not wearing seatbelts.

Serious Accident on Falls Road

Exploring Japanese Culture

First-grade students at Great Falls Elementary are part of immersion program

Exploring Japanese Culture

Bethlehem Walk

Actors breathe life into story of Jesus' birth.

Bethlehem Walk

Cyber-Mission Accomplished

Irving seventh-grader Cody Dowd is named regional champion in the U.S. Army’s eCyberMission science competition.

Cyber-Mission Accomplished

Bradley Finds Voice in ‘School Daze’

First-year teacher writes a book about his experiences.

Bradley Finds Voice in ‘School Daze’

Neighbors Dedicate Playground to Solomon King

In two emotional ceremonies Saturday, friends and family pleaded for the hit-and-run driver who killed Solomon to come forward.

Neighbors Dedicate Playground to Solomon King

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

RA Headquarters Ballots Mailed Out

RA is seeking permission to build or buy a $5 million headquarters in Reston.

RA Headquarters Ballots Mailed Out

Business

Business

Crime Solvers Honors Sleuthing

Crime Solvers and the Fairfax County Police Department hand out the Pinnacle Awards to 11 detectives.

Crime Solvers Honors Sleuthing

Transit Solutions, Anyone?

Federal, local and state elected officials discuss what is expected to be major issue of upcoming General Assembly session.

Transit Solutions, Anyone?

Lt. Col. Robert Dale Harbert Dies

Obituary

Lt. Col. Robert Dale Harbert Dies

Community Notes

Community Notes

Rotary Donates Dictionaries

Rotary Donates Dictionaries

News Briefs

News Briefs

West Springfield Grad Killed in Iraq

Capt. Mark Stubenhofer was a member of the varsity baseball team and student government at West Springfield High.

West Springfield Grad Killed in Iraq

Serious Accident on Falls Road

Five youth were sent to the hospital, two with serious injuries; passengers were not wearing seatbelts.

Serious Accident on Falls Road

Students Say Thanks to Soldiers

Students Say Thanks to Soldiers

Final Nottoway Plan Approved

Some citizens question the addition of a new soccer field at the park.

Final Nottoway Plan Approved

Vienna Firehouse to Expand

County will contribute $1.5 million to renovation project.

Vienna Firehouse to Expand

News Briefs

News Briefs

Wedderburn Decision Sticks

Proposed land-use changes head to the Fairfax County Planning Commission in April.

Wedderburn Decision Sticks

Smile for Santa

Fund-raiser provides 'photo op' for Santa-lovers.

Smile for Santa

Fire Destroys Springfield Townhouse

A two-alarm blaze destroys a townhouse Tuesday on Edinburgh Drive.

Fire Destroys Springfield Townhouse

Holiday Tree Trimming?

Utility company crews continue to trim trees along W&OD Trail.

Holiday Tree Trimming?

Care in Their Own Language

Korean students will soon graduate with a license to be personal care assistants, thanks to a Northern Virginia Community College program.

Care in Their Own Language

Pain Doctor's Trial: High Dose Therapy

Pain Doctor's Trial: High Dose Therapy

Pain Doctor's Trial: Pain Experts Disagree

Pain Doctor's Trial: Pain Experts Disagree

Pain Doctor's Trial: The Drug Dealers

Approximately 15 convicted drug dealers, many related to each other, testified against their former doctor.

Pain Doctor's Trial: The Drug Dealers

Pain Doctor's Trial: Three Lives Lost

Family members of three patients who died under the care of Hurwitz testfied in court against him.

Pain Doctor's Trial: Three Lives Lost

Pain Doctor's Trial: Local Links

Pain Doctor's Trial: Local Links

Crime Report

Crime Report

Pain Doctor's Trial: Three Patients Saved

Defense limited to the testimony of five former patients; many say Dr. Hurwitz saved their lives.

Pain Doctor's Trial: Three Patients Saved

Tuesday, December 14

Extra Hands at Frying Pan Park

AmeriCorps group works with Fairfax County Park Authority at three parks to complete service projects.

Extra Hands at Frying Pan Park

Delgaudio Criticized for Anti-Gay Rights Stance

Delgaudio denies using his elected office to further his anti-homosexual lobby.

Delgaudio Criticized for Anti-Gay Rights Stance

Herndon Homes Open Up

After two years of bad weather,19th annual Herndon Homes Tour sees sunshine and curious neighbors.

Herndon Homes Open Up

How Will Fairlee/Metrowest Impact the Neighborhood?

Residents are concerned about development's impact on public facilities.

How Will Fairlee/Metrowest Impact the Neighborhood?

Crossfield Students Learn by Playing Games

Elementary students play various games brought in by ESOL students to learn about other cultures.

Crossfield Students Learn by Playing Games

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

How Will Fairlee/Metrowest Impact the Neighborhood?

Residents are concerned about development's impact on public facilities.

How Will Fairlee/Metrowest Impact the Neighborhood?

Pieces of the Past

Clyde's Restaurant plans to preserve dairy barns which were once part of Loudoun's largest farm industry.

Pieces of the Past

Route 28/625 Overpass To Open

Construction workers will remove two sets of traffic lights on Route 28.

Route 28/625 Overpass To Open

Herndon Woman Celebrates 50 Years with Marriott

After 50 years of working for the Marriott, Lillian Haddock has no plans to retire.

Herndon Woman Celebrates 50 Years with Marriott

Board Focuses on Drugs

Legislators asked to restrict youth from buying certain medications.

Board Focuses on Drugs

Expecting Mothers Receive More Than Expected

Local assistance league prepares infant bundles for needy mothers to take home.

Expecting Mothers Receive More Than Expected

Fortnightly Proposal Adds Apartments' Site

After contracting for Park Avenue Apartments land, Fortnightly Square developers will submit rezoning application for expansion.

Fortnightly Proposal Adds Apartments' Site

Monday, December 13

Union Dispute Hits Waterview

Asbestos Workers

Union Dispute Hits Waterview

Fate of McLean Doctor up to Jury

Jury continues to deliberate in trial of Northern Virginia pain doctor.

Fate of McLean Doctor up to Jury

On Patrol with the Bridge Incident Response Team.

Good samaritan patrols area highways to keep traffic rolling along.

On Patrol with the Bridge Incident Response Team.

Reevesland Preserved

New Historic District in Arlington

Reevesland Preserved

Housing Guidelines Defeated

Housing Guidelines Defeated

Wednesday, December 8

Crime

Crime

Roundups

Roundups

Chanukah Lights Burn Bright at Har Shalom

Chanukah Lights Burn Bright at Har Shalom

Defendant Guilty In Route 1 Confrontation

Trial ends in reduced verdict, one year jail sentence.

Defendant Guilty In Route 1 Confrontation

Unger Retires As Hyland's Chief Aide

Unger Retires As Hyland's Chief Aide

Hospital Lights Up the Night

Guests enjoy annual Lights of Love program.

Hospital Lights Up the Night

Faith

Faith

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

St. Nick Visits Mount Vernon Schools

Volunteer Fairfax Brings Early Christmas to 2,200 Students.

St. Nick Visits Mount Vernon Schools

Tree Brightens Downtown

Tree Brightens Downtown

Electors Vote for a President

The Electoral College will meet and vote next week

Electors Vote for a President

Faith

Faith

Reindog Parade McLean Tradition

Local dogs dress the part for holiday kickoff.

Reindog Parade McLean Tradition

BZA Approves Mission

BZA Approves Mission

Faith

Faith

Pump Up the Girl Power

Fifth- and sixth-grade girls at Halley Elementary participate in a program designed to boost self-esteem and confidence.

Pump Up the Girl Power

Partnering To Help Toys for Tots

Partnering To Help Toys for Tots

Calendar

Calendar

Music

Music

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Centreville Elem. Holds 10th Anniversary

Centreville Elem. Holds 10th Anniversary

Calendar

Calendar

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

The Jewel of Chantilly

Allure Jewels carries some hand-made, one-of-a-kind jewelry.

The Jewel of Chantilly

Business Briefs

Business Briefs

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Va. Run Vandalism: Teens Slash Inflatables

Va. Run Vandalism: Teens Slash Inflatables

Christmas Tree Lit in Great Falls

Residents and children bear the cold for tree-lighting.

Christmas Tree Lit in Great Falls

College Notes

College Notes

Laurel Hill Development Takes Shape

The Board of Supervisors approves motions to begin making the 'new Lorton' a reality.

Laurel Hill Development Takes Shape

Pump Up the Girl Power

Fifth- and sixth-grade girls at Halley Elementary participate in a program designed to boost self-esteem and confidence.

Pump Up the Girl Power

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Reindog Parade McLean Tradition

Local dogs dress the part for holiday kickoff

Reindog Parade McLean Tradition

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Reston Couple Invents Funny Fables

Charles and Jennifer Gluck have written a children's book called "The Pigeon with the Sticky Stuck Neck."

Reston Couple Invents Funny Fables

Lifeguard Shortage Bedevils RCC

A lack of senior lifeguards has led to shortened hours at the Reston Community Center's indoor pool.

Lifeguard Shortage Bedevils RCC

HCTV-23

HCTV-23

Real Estate

Real Estate

School Notes

School Notes

Reworking a Christmas Classic

A musical at Burke Community Church centers around characters from the original Christmas story, with a familiar tune.

Reworking a Christmas Classic

Crime

Crime

Program To Help Former Felons Help Themselves

Supervisor Cathy Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill) envisions a community of former offenders teaching each other job and life skills.

Program To Help Former Felons Help Themselves

Painting on the Edge

A painting by Springfield artist Tucker Bobst was recently included in the Clinton Presidential Library.

Painting on the Edge

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Holiday Calendar

Holiday Calendar

Seniors in Action

Seniors in Action

Reworking a Christmas Classic

A musical at Burke Community Church centers around characters from the original Christmas story, with a familiar tune.

Reworking a Christmas Classic

Chanukah Lights Burn Bright at Har Shalom

Chanukah Lights Burn Bright at Har Shalom

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Crime Report

Crime Report

Celebrating Chanukah

Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia offers Chanukah Wonderland

Celebrating Chanukah

Murphy Still Not Competent to Stand Trial

Man charged in murder of 8-year-old boy in 2000.

Murphy Still Not Competent to Stand Trial

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Gallery G: The Little Gallery That Could

New gallery features local artists and their original work.

Gallery G: The Little Gallery That Could

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Laurel Hill Development Takes Shape

The Board of Supervisors approves motions to begin making the 'new Lorton' a reality.

Laurel Hill Development Takes Shape

Lower Density Again Recommended

Final meeting of the Providence District APR Task Force continues trend.

Lower Density Again Recommended

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Fire Levels Barn in Great Falls

Dozens of animals from Leesburg Animal Park killed in fast-moving fire.

Fire Levels Barn in Great Falls

On the Railroad

Friends group hosts 15th annual Model Train Display.

On the Railroad

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Udvar-Hazy Turns One

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center will celebrate its first anniversary on Dec. 11.

Udvar-Hazy Turns One

Laurel Hill Development Takes Shape

The Board of Supervisors approves motions to begin making the 'new Lorton' a reality.

Laurel Hill Development Takes Shape

Health

Health

Passing 90, Going Forward

A female professional celebrates 90 years of progress.

Passing 90, Going Forward

School Notes

School Notes

Faith

Faith

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Facilities Plan On Agenda

Planning Commission to hold public hearing on comprehensive plan amendment on Dec. 13.

Facilities Plan On Agenda

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Electors Vote for a President

The Electoral College will meet and vote next week

Electors Vote for a President

Crime

Crime

People

People

Mental Health Clubhouse Finds New Home

New facility changes lives

Mental Health Clubhouse Finds New Home

Harambee Affordable Housing Proposal Approved

Units to be limited to low income elderly.

Harambee Affordable Housing Proposal Approved

Alexandria Police Investigate Abduction

Suspects impersonate federal officers and abduct man.

Alexandria Police Investigate Abduction

Cold Case: Murder in Arlington

Three victims, two crime scenes, 16 years ago

Cold Case: Murder in Arlington

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Perez, Yeske engaged

Perez, Yeske engaged

School Notes

School Notes

Guilty Plea: Assault, Property Destruction

Guilty Plea: Assault, Property Destruction

Slugging, Busing at Backlick?

State transportation officials are moving forward with plans to put a Park and Ride lot at North Backlick Road in Springfield.

Slugging, Busing at Backlick?

Chantilly Athletes Tutor at GBW

Chantilly Athletes Tutor at GBW

Health

Health

News Briefs

News Briefs

Teacher Earns National Boards

Broad Run physics teacher awaits doctorate next.

Teacher Earns National Boards

Health Notes

Health Notes

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

A Harbor Of Christmas Lights

A Harbor Of Christmas Lights

Health

Health

Real Estate

Real Estate

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Frey Hopes to Expand Historic District Boundaries

Frey Hopes to Expand Historic District Boundaries

Happy Hanukkah; Latkes, Dreidls and Miracles

Happy Hanukkah; Latkes, Dreidls and Miracles

County Boards and Commissions

County Boards and Commissions

Health

Health

Calendar

Calendar

Board, Council Break Ground on New T.C.

Project begins 25 percent over budget and one year late.

Board, Council Break Ground on New T.C.

Author Inspires Futures Writers

Valerie Tripp told girls about the origin of her story ideas and offered story-telling tips.

Author Inspires Futures Writers

School Notes

School Notes

Health

Health

Older Veterans Provide for New

The American Legion wants to show its suppport for the new veterans.

Older Veterans Provide for New

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Affordable Housing on the Ropes.

Housing policies challenged

Affordable Housing on the Ropes.

School Notes

School Notes

International Broad Run

Broad Run French teacher is one of 50 visiting international teachers in Loudoun.

International Broad Run

Warm Hearts Help Our Neighbor's Child

Warm Hearts Help Our Neighbor's Child

Alexandria Police Vet Named Fredericksburg Police Chief

Alexandria Police Vet Named Fredericksburg Police Chief

Giving Life Twice

National Kidney Foundation honors Ashburn couple that donated kidneys to both children.

Giving Life Twice

Health Notes

Health Notes

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Health Notes

Health Notes

Ebbin's World Shrinks

State Delegate Tours El Salvador, Nicaragua.

Ebbin's World Shrinks

Planning Commission Revokes Mirant's Permits

Final action is now in the hands of City Council

Planning Commission Revokes Mirant's Permits

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Calendar

Holiday Calendar

Saving German Shepherds

The Virginia German Shepherd Rescue has found homes for 750 dogs in three years.

Saving German Shepherds

Scottish Students Query Politicians about Similarities, Differences

Alexandria’s mayor and Dundee’s Lord Provost reflect on the sister city relationship, education and their own lives.

Scottish Students Query Politicians about Similarities, Differences

Gas Taxes, Metro, Gay Marriage and Stalkers with Guns

Lawmakers Prep for Short Session in Richmond

Gas Taxes, Metro, Gay Marriage and Stalkers with Guns

Netschert's Niche With Pets

Clifton/Centreville Animal Clinic is celebrating 20 years of service as it welcomes a new addition.

Netschert's Niche With Pets

Care in Their Own Language

Korean students will soon graduate with a license to be personal care assistants, thanks to a Northern Virginia Community College program.

Care in Their Own Language

Development Moves Forward on Richmond Highway

Progress being made on two retail centers on the corridor.

Development Moves Forward on Richmond Highway

Schools

Schools

Dominion Power Eyes Reston Trees Along W&OD

Dominion Virginia Power wants to cut down thousands of trees along the Reston portion of the W&OD Trail.

Dominion Power Eyes Reston Trees Along W&OD

On the Railroad

Friends group hosts 15th annual Model Train Display.

On the Railroad

Schools

Schools

Hurwitz Takes the Stand

Jury begins deliberations on the 62-count indictment against McLean ‘pain doctor.’

Hurwitz Takes the Stand

Health Notes

Health Notes

Fifth Homicide

Long-time 7-Eleven clerk stabbed to death early Monday morning.

Fifth Homicide

School Notes

School Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Society Landmark Ceremony at River Farm

American Horticultural Society added to a list of honored landmarks.

Society Landmark Ceremony at River Farm

Hanukkah Tradition: Latkes

Hanukkah Tradition: Latkes

Lower Density Again Recommended

Final meeting of the Providence District APR Task Force continues trend.

Lower Density Again Recommended

Chanukah Activities for the Family

Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia offers Chanukah Wonderland.

Chanukah Activities for the Family

School Notes

School Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Two-Alarm Fire in Fairfax

Blaze in building on Main Street causes an estimated $100,000 in damages.

Two-Alarm Fire in Fairfax

Docent Luncheon Draws Big Crowd.

Volunteers enjoy good food and fun.

Docent Luncheon Draws Big Crowd.

College Notes

College Notes

Girls Light National Tree

Chantilly Girl Scouts invited to flip the switch on National Tree on Mall.

Girls Light National Tree

Spring Bank Residents Take JPI Tour

Lots of exposure, little agreement

Spring Bank Residents Take JPI Tour

Schools Work to Gain Accreditation

Part Three: Hybla Valley focuses on science and reading.

Schools Work to Gain Accreditation

Crime

Crime

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Alexandria Police Investigate Abduction/Impersonating Federal Officers Case

Suspects impersonate federal officers and abduct man.

Alexandria Police Investigate Abduction/Impersonating Federal Officers Case

Murphy Still Not Competent to Stand Trial

Man charged in murder of 8-year-old boy in 2000.

Murphy Still Not Competent to Stand Trial

Woodlawn Plantation Hosts a Special Holiday Dinner

Guests enjoy an elegant setting in historic home.

Woodlawn Plantation Hosts a Special Holiday Dinner

Tuesday, December 7

Planning Commission Approves Locust Street Townhouses

Next step for the high-end homes developer is to convince Town Council to move forward with plans.

Planning Commission Approves Locust Street Townhouses

Santa Comes to Fairfax

City welcomes holidays with Festival of Lights and Carols.

Santa Comes to Fairfax

Petersen Announces Lt. Gov. Bid

Fairfax delegate may also run to keep his Virginia Assembly seat.

Petersen Announces Lt. Gov. Bid

Fairfax Teen Dies in Crash

Girl lost control of SUV on winding road in Fairfax Station.

Fairfax Teen Dies in Crash

Bike Path Construction Begins

Path to run on one side of Falls Road to eliminate two dangerous crossings.

Bike Path Construction Begins

Fairfax Teen Dies in Crash

Girl lost control of SUV on winding road in Fairfax Station.

Fairfax Teen Dies in Crash

No More Santa

The Sterling Elementary School changed "Breakfast with Santa" to the "Winter Festival."

No More Santa

House Fire Near Vienna Kills One

Dominos delivery man enters burning home to attempt rescue.

House Fire Near Vienna Kills One

‘Clips’ of Compassion

Locally produced documentary tells story of Tennesee children learning about Holocaust through paper clips

‘Clips’ of Compassion

Selling Shawls to Save Children

Great Falls businesswoman holds brunch fund-raiser for newborns in Afghanistan.

Selling Shawls to Save Children

Holidays Still Special

Caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients should lower expectations, ask for help within family.

Holidays Still Special

Great Falls Soldier Honored in Ceremony

Youngest Marine at camp received birthday cake from oldest Marine to celebrate anniversary.

Great Falls Soldier Honored in Ceremony

Partnership Gala Focuses on Art, Student Talent

Langley High School, Corcoran Art Gallery celebrate six-year partnership.

Partnership Gala Focuses on Art, Student Talent

Organizing Makes Life Easier

Getting rid of clutter and re-prioritizing can help ease stress.

Organizing Makes Life Easier

What Would Madison Do?

Students discuss a variety of ethical dilemmas.

What Would Madison Do?

Sylvana's Restaurant Ordered to Close

After months of unpaid rent, popular lunch spot owner is evicted.

Sylvana's Restaurant Ordered to Close

AOL Lays Off 700 Employees

AOL Lays Off 700 Employees

Herndon Firefighter Loses Brother in Iraq

Javier Obleas, 36, injured on Thanksgiving, died Dec. 1.

Herndon Firefighter Loses Brother in Iraq

Teen Sentenced to 25 Years

Tale of Two Tragedies Plays Out in Court

Teen Sentenced to 25 Years

Lighting Up the Holidays

Lighting Up the Holidays

After 27 Years Closet Manager Says Goodbye

Although retiring, Leomia Brunson said she cannot stay away.

After 27 Years Closet Manager Says Goodbye

Land Use

Land Use

Council Reviews FY 2005-06 Budget

Council members brainstorm ideas and objectives for upcoming budget.

Council Reviews FY 2005-06 Budget

Whooping Cough Reported in County

Health department is monitoring several cases of pertussis.

Whooping Cough Reported in County

Council Defers White Good Decision

Councilmembers will decide on program's fate in January.

Council Defers White Good Decision

Captain Completes Training

Captain Completes Training

Focusing on Children's Eye Care

Sixteenth annual 'Hometown Day' provides eye examines and glasses for children in need.

Focusing on Children's Eye Care

McNair Celebrates Cox Partnership

School's most recent business partnership is with Cox Communications.

McNair Celebrates Cox Partnership

‘Clips’ of Compassion

Locally produced documentary tells story of Tennesee children learning about Holocaust through paper clips

‘Clips’ of Compassion

Council Approves Affordable Housing Changes

Compromise bill, zoning text amendments aim to increase county’s affordable housing stock.

Council Approves Affordable Housing Changes

Selling Shawls to Save Children

Great Falls businesswoman holds brunch fund-raiser for newborns in Afghanistan.

Selling Shawls to Save Children

Motorcade Descends on Avenel

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf visits Potomac

Motorcade Descends on Avenel

‘A New Jazz Classic’

Potomac’s Julie Keim receives Grammy nomination for her CD of ‘30s and ‘40s pop classics.

‘A New Jazz Classic’

End Result the Same

Utility company plans to continue tree trimming along W&OD Trail.

End Result the Same

Holidays Still Special

Caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients should lower expectations, ask for help within family.

Holidays Still Special

Great Falls Soldier Honored in Ceremony

Youngest Marine at camp received birthday cake from oldest Marine to celebrate anniversary.

Great Falls Soldier Honored in Ceremony

Bike Path Construction Begins

Path to run on one side of Falls Road to eliminate two dangerous crossings.

Bike Path Construction Begins

Partnership Gala Focuses on Art, Student Talent

Langley High School, Corcoran Art Gallery celebrate six-year partnership.

Partnership Gala Focuses on Art, Student Talent

Council Approves Affordable Housing Changes

Compromise bill, zoning text amendments aim to increase county’s affordable housing stock.

Council Approves Affordable Housing Changes

Motorcade Descends on Avenel

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf visits Potomac

Motorcade Descends on Avenel

‘A New Jazz Classic’

Potomac’s Julie Keim receives Grammy nomination for her CD of ‘30s and ‘40s pop classics.

‘A New Jazz Classic’

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Fairfax Teen Dies in Crash

Girl lost control of SUV on winding road in Fairfax Station.

Fairfax Teen Dies in Crash

Sunday, December 5

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Students Learn Ethics in Hands-On Workshop

Students Learn Ethics in Hands-On Workshop

Homes Tour Celebrates Herndon's History

Town's 125 years of history showcased through 19th annual Herndon Homes Tour.

Homes Tour Celebrates Herndon's History

Roundups

Roundups

2004 Turkey Trot Breaks All Records

2004 Turkey Trot Breaks All Records

Holiday Calendar

Holiday Calendar

Alleged Car Thief Still Missing

Alleged Car Thief Still Missing

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Holiday Calendar

Holiday Calendar

Juveniles Set Fires, Vandalize Oak Hill

Juveniles Set Fires, Vandalize Oak Hill

Three Plead Guilty in Paintball Thefts

Three Plead Guilty in Paintball Thefts

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Santa to 525 Families

Our Neighbor's Child needs holiday helpers.

Santa to 525 Families

Saturday, December 4

Three Men Vying for Chief's Job

Three Men Vying for Chief's Job

School Budget Seeks $78.2 Million Increase

Superintendent of Schools Edgar Hatrick recommends increasing teacher's starting salary by more than $4,000.

School Budget Seeks $78.2 Million Increase

Living with Diabetes

Millions at risk could avoid living with diabetes with preventative diet and exercise.

Living with Diabetes

13,767 Voters Say No To Rapid Growth

Campaign for Loudoun's Future will present petitions to supervisors after the new year.

13,767 Voters Say No To Rapid Growth

Crime

Crime

New Funding Needed

Loudoun Fire and Rescue needs to find a funding replacement for annual proffers.

New Funding Needed

News Briefs

News Briefs

Thursday, December 2

Faith

Faith

Candy 'Buy Back' Program

Clients benefit from orthodontist’s candy buy back program.

Candy 'Buy Back' Program

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Schools Adjust To Gain Accreditation

Mount Vernon Woods takes advantage of its computer center.

Schools Adjust To Gain Accreditation

New Hope Wins State Award

Group offers shelters and transitional housing to single adults and families.

New Hope Wins State Award

Woman Pleads Guilty in Neglect Case

Woman Pleads Guilty in Neglect Case

Real Estate Assessments Rise, Tax Rates Down?

City Council hears revenue and spending projections and next year’s economic outlook

Real Estate Assessments Rise, Tax Rates Down?

Business Briefs

Business Briefs

Appointed Or Elected

Debate over school boards begins anew.

Appointed Or Elected

One Year Later, Dunning Murder Still Unsolved

A community mourns as police continue to look for answers.

One Year Later, Dunning Murder Still Unsolved

Police Seek Robbery Suspect

Police Seek Robbery Suspect

Peruvian With Flair

El Pollo Gordo offers Central Americans a taste of home.

Peruvian With Flair

CALENDAR

CALENDAR

Panera Bread Opens On Richmond Highway

New restaurant is already packed with new and old customers.

Panera Bread Opens On Richmond Highway

'Living Christmas Tree' Turns 15

'Living Christmas Tree' Turns 15

Alexandria Marine Ops Goes High Tech

Alexandria Fire Department's new twist to river rescue.

Alexandria Marine Ops Goes High Tech

Gifts for Every Taste

Smaller stores cater to individuals.

Gifts for Every Taste

The Pipes Are Callin' for Scottish Walk

Highlands Come to Alexandria This Weekend

The Pipes Are Callin' for Scottish Walk

Police Beat

Police Beat

Millions Flow In

Moran gets federal funding for Virginia's Eighth Congressional District.

Millions Flow In

For The Military: Make It Specific

For The Military: Make It Specific

A Tree Stops in Alexandria

Capitol Christmas Tree is "From Virginia — Birthplace of Presidents."

A Tree Stops in Alexandria

Dundee Students Visit Alexandria

Student exchange program begins with six young people from Scotland.

Dundee Students Visit Alexandria

Crime Report

Crime Report

A Harbor Full of Lights

A Harbor Full of Lights

A Tree Full of Angels

A Tree Full of Angels

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

For Local Retailers: A Real 'Black Friday'

If retail sales trend continues, it will be a winner.

For Local Retailers: A Real 'Black Friday'

School Notes

School Notes

Seniors in Action

Seniors in Action

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

People

People

Business Briefs

Business Briefs

Calendar

Calendar

Holiday Calendar

Holiday Calendar

Live Music

Live Music

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Family Mourns Loss of Woman Killed in Park

Family Mourns Loss of Woman Killed in Park

Gathering Kicks Off UCM Program

Holiday event brings in toys and a $10,000 check from Boeing.

Gathering Kicks Off UCM Program

Wednesday, December 1

They're Cheerleading Champs

Stone Bridge cheerleaders take the trophy at last weekend's state championship.

They're Cheerleading Champs

Callahan to Head Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Foundation helping to plan Jamestown 400 anniversary celebrations

Callahan to Head Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

New Hope Housing Wins Best Organization Award

Group offers shelters and transitional housing to single adults and families.

New Hope Housing Wins Best Organization Award

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Vern Yip ‘Enchants’ Local Event

McLean alumnus makes guest appearance at Junior League Fund-Raiser.

Vern Yip ‘Enchants’ Local Event

Great Falls Studios Presents Holiday Arts Bazaar

Great Falls Library will benefit from arts and crafts sales.

Great Falls Studios Presents Holiday Arts Bazaar

Vern Yip ‘Enchants’ Local Event

McLean alumnus makes guest appearance at Junior League Fund-Raiser.

Vern Yip ‘Enchants’ Local Event

Faith

Faith

Callahan to Head Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Foundation helping to plan Jamestown 400 anniversary celebrations

Callahan to Head Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Great Falls Studios Presents Holiday Arts Bazaar

Great Falls Library will benefit from arts and crafts sales.

Great Falls Studios Presents Holiday Arts Bazaar

Schools

Schools

School Notes

School Notes

Condemning the Wrong Man to Death

Potomac author Tim Junkin returns from national tour after writing ‘Bloodsworth.’

Condemning the Wrong Man to Death

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Langley Students Contribute to Their School.

Students in the special-education program design and make stepping stones for a new path.

Langley Students Contribute to Their School.

News Briefs

News Briefs

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Feds Charge 26 in False Document Ring

Defendants helped thousands of Indonesian immigrants obtain fake documents.

Feds Charge 26 in False Document Ring

Crime

Crime

Feds Charge 26 in False Document Ring

Defendants helped thousands of Indonesian immigrants obtain fake documents.

Feds Charge 26 in False Document Ring

College Notes

College Notes

News Briefs

News Briefs

Health Notes

Health Notes

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

Schools

Schools

Health

Health

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Condemning the Wrong Man to Death

Potomac author Tim Junkin returns from national tour after writing ‘Bloodsworth.’

Condemning the Wrong Man to Death

School Notes

School Notes

Crime

Crime

Holiday Celebrations Start in Vienna

Church Street Stroll welcomes families the night after the Capitol Holiday Tree pays a visit.

Holiday Celebrations Start in Vienna

News Briefs

News Briefs

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Jewish Community

Jewish Community

Feds Charge 26 in False Document Ring

Defendants helped thousands of Indonesian immigrants obtain fake documents.

Feds Charge 26 in False Document Ring

Parents: 'Don't Move Our Children'

Proposed school boundaries could send children to schools several miles away, passing over closer schools.

Parents: 'Don't Move Our Children'

Plane Crash Kills Two

Elderly couple pronounced dead at scene.

Plane Crash Kills Two

Schools

Schools

Crime

Crime

News Briefs

News Briefs

Broadband Coming Closer, Lacking Cost Estimates

High-speed internet could greatly reduce costs to schools, homes.

Broadband Coming Closer, Lacking Cost Estimates

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health

Health