Stories for November 2004

Stories for November 2004

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Tuesday, November 30

Good Fences Make Safe Neighbors

Town will allow itself to build security fences.

Good Fences Make Safe Neighbors

Take a Peek at the Holiday Tree

Capitol Holiday Tree makes a stop in Vienna.

Take a Peek at the Holiday Tree

Bikers for Tots

Local group conducts benefit concert for Toys for Tots.

Bikers for Tots

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

$2.3 Million for Local Programs

Fairfax County Supervisor Cathy Hudgins requested federal funding for four projects.

$2.3 Million for Local Programs

'Everyday I Give Thanks to God'

This Thanksgiving, Valeria Underwood-Howze is most thankful that her family is no longer homeless or facing addiction.

'Everyday I Give Thanks to God'

Artist of the Sea Pays Visit to Former Home

John Stobart shares his passion for the sea at the Potomac Library .

Artist of the Sea Pays Visit to Former Home

Potomac’s Roads: Treacherous with Cut-Through Traffic

President's Letter

Potomac’s Roads: Treacherous with Cut-Through Traffic

HQ Referendum Set to Go

Reston homeowners will be asked to give RA authority to purchase or build a new headquarters building.

HQ Referendum Set to Go

Lee Students a Model in Business

Lee High's Future Business Leaders of America Club brings home a national title, after winning regionals for the sixth straight year.

Lee Students a Model in Business

'Tomorrow's Leaders' Presented

The Reston chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. held its Cotillion and Beautillion last Saturday night.

'Tomorrow's Leaders' Presented

Backups Still a Problem

No easy solutions to Potomac’s traffic problems on Falls Road.

Backups Still a Problem

Crime Report

Crime Report

Donation Aims for Diabetes Cure

Personal experience and dreams lead local couple to fund the search for a cure for diabetes.

Donation Aims for Diabetes Cure

This Week in Potomac 12-01-04

This Week in Potomac 12-01-04

Backups Still a Problem

No easy solutions to Potomac’s traffic problems on Falls Road.

Backups Still a Problem

Town Council Notes

Town Council Notes

Task Force Gains $2 Million

U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf announces allocation of funds for gang task force.

Task Force Gains $2 Million

Court Gains Guard Funding

Court Gains Guard Funding

McNair Receives Literacy Grant

Grant awarded to help English for speakers of other languages.

McNair Receives Literacy Grant

Feeding the Flock

Feeding the Flock

Donation Aims for Diabetes Cure

Personal experience and dreams lead local couple to fund the searach for a cure for diabetes.

Donation Aims for Diabetes Cure

Model Trains on Track

The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum conducts its 15th annual Model Train Display this weekend.

Model Trains on Track

Fairfax Station, 22039

A study rates the Fairfax Station ZIP code as the second highest-earning in the nation.

Fairfax Station, 22039

Bikers for Tots

Local group conducts benefit concert for Toys for Tots.

Bikers for Tots

Police Respond to Threat at Robinson

Police charge 15-year-old with making threats to schoolmates.

Police Respond to Threat at Robinson

Bikers for Tots

Local group conducts benefit concert for Toys for Tots.

Bikers for Tots

Police Respond to Threat at Robinson

Police charge 15-year-old with making threats to schoolmates.

Police Respond to Threat at Robinson

Lake's Murkiness Prompts Concern

Results of ongoing water quality tests suggest Lake Anne contains an undesirable amount of blue-green algae.

Lake's Murkiness Prompts Concern

HHS Principal Announces Departure

Janice Leslie will begin new administrative position in January.

HHS Principal Announces Departure

Home-based Tutor Expands Business

Ex-teacher now runs tutoring service with more than 100 employees.

Home-based Tutor Expands Business

Marriott Coming to Springfield?

National hotel chain is on the verge of signing a contract for a site on Old Keene Mill Road in central Springfield.

Marriott Coming to Springfield?

Delays Plague Nature House Project

Construction for the Reston nature education center may not begin before 2006.

Delays Plague Nature House Project

Comics for Combat

Comic-book store owner participates in program to send used comic books to members of the U.S. armed forces.

Comics for Combat

Muslim Community Helps Day Laborers

Muslim individuals and businesses contribute $10,000 to buy new winter coats for day laborers in Herndon.

Muslim Community Helps Day Laborers

Second-Graders Create Butterfly Museum

Second-Graders Create Butterfly Museum

Day Labor Yields Debate

Public adds views to day labor site discussion.

Day Labor Yields Debate

Land Use

Land Use

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Foreign Language Educator of Year Named

Ann Thorsen uses characters and games to teach German.

Foreign Language Educator of Year Named

At Inova, Children Helping Children

Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children 'Kid Power' program created for children to practice philanthropy in community.

At Inova, Children Helping Children

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Crime

Crime

When Is a Stream Not a Stream?

Disputed stream on Wedderburn property could impact environment and development.

When Is a Stream Not a Stream?

Artist of the Sea Pays Visit to Former Home

John Stobart shares his passion for the sea at the Potomac Library .

Artist of the Sea Pays Visit to Former Home

Potomac’s Roads: Treacherous with Cut-Through Traffic

President's Letter

Potomac’s Roads: Treacherous with Cut-Through Traffic

Second-Graders Create Butterfly Museum

Second-Graders Create Butterfly Museum

Curbing Trespassing

At least eight homeless people sleep in Reston's wooded areas every night.

Curbing Trespassing

This Week in Potomac 12-01-04

This Week in Potomac 12-01-04

Cost of Living Hinders Deputy Recruitment

The SheriffÕs Office is having trouble filling deputy positions.

Cost of Living Hinders Deputy Recruitment

Lake Braddock Park Ruled Off-Limits

A Department of Planning and Zoning study finds that Lake Braddock Park can’t be developed.

Lake Braddock Park Ruled Off-Limits

Santa Comes to Fairfax

Santa Comes to Fairfax

Turf Coming to Fairfax High School

Council will install field for use this spring.

Turf Coming to Fairfax High School

Lake Braddock Park Ruled Off-Limits

A Department of Planning and Zoning study finds that Lake Braddock Park can’t be developed.

Lake Braddock Park Ruled Off-Limits

Model Trains on Track

The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum conducts its 15th annual Model Train Display this weekend.

Model Trains on Track

Fairfax Station, 22039

A study rates the Fairfax Station ZIP code as the second highest-earning in the nation.

Fairfax Station, 22039

Calendar

Calendar

Monday, November 29

Go Lego-bot Go!

Legos evolve beyond static building blocks.

Go Lego-bot Go!

The Cedars are Growing

Woodmont residents clash with Religious retreat.

The Cedars are Growing

Same Sex Marriage Ban Potential Amendment

Same Sex Marriage Ban Potential Amendment

Good Intentions Collide in Nauck

MLK Community Center faces possible shut down.

Good Intentions Collide in Nauck

Diversity in Dining: Café Asia

Restaurant honored for hiring practices

Diversity in Dining: Café Asia

Women's Chorus Brings Christmas to Arlington

Women's Chorus Brings Christmas to Arlington

Tuesday, November 23

Crime Notes

Crime Notes

Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime

Gas Pipeline Plan Moves Ahead

Park Authority board authorizes negotiations with Washington Gas for a pipeline under Fountainhead Regional Park.

Gas Pipeline Plan Moves Ahead

Commemorating Franconia Native

Franconia Museum pitches in to commission a Virginia Historical Marker dedicated to former Virginia Gov. Fitzhugh Lee.

Commemorating Franconia Native

Youth Group Heads Overseas for Mission

Church group will help people in Thailand to rebuild churches.

Youth Group Heads Overseas for Mission

Giving Thanks for the Sunrise

Homeless and formerly homeless mark Thanksgiving at Rising Hope Church.

Giving Thanks for the Sunrise

Holiday Shopping With George

Holiday gifts from yesterday for tomorrow

Holiday Shopping With George

People Notes

People Notes

Teens Cite Solutions

Teens Cite Solutions

For The Person Who Has It All …

St. Gabriel's is set to host the county's first alternative gift fair where all donations benefit local nonprofits.

For The Person Who Has It All …

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Three New Principals Named

Three New Principals Named

Scare Tactics for Teen Drivers Protested

Scare Tactics for Teen Drivers Protested

LEA Addresses Compensation

LEA Addresses Compensation

The Eid and the Muslim Faith

Area Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan.

The Eid and the Muslim Faith

Chevy Chase Bank Gets 1st Approval

Chevy Chase Bank Gets 1st Approval

Grand Jury IndictsTwo for Soliciting

Grand Jury IndictsTwo for Soliciting

Holiday Nutcrackers

Holiday Nutcrackers

Double-Crossed?

Parking at Jones Point Park unresolved.

Double-Crossed?

People Notes

People Notes

Author Speaks to Teens

Author Speaks to Teens

Walking for Hunger Awareness

Annual Crop Walk in Burke draws 350 people on Sunday at Living Savior Lutheran Church.

Walking for Hunger Awareness

After The Blaze

Five weeks after a fire gutted their home, an Ashburn family still feels the warmth of the community.

After The Blaze

Business Notes

Business Notes

Clifton Lights Up

Candlelight Homes Tour, parade and caroling for the holidays.

Clifton Lights Up

Gas Pipeline Plan Moves Ahead

Park Authority board authorizes negotiations with Washington Gas for a pipeline under Fountainhead Regional Park.

Gas Pipeline Plan Moves Ahead

Franconia History Marked

A native son of Franconia gets a marker after 169 years.

Franconia History Marked

Senior Services Unveils Calendar

A way to help seniors remain independent.

Senior Services Unveils Calendar

GBW Second-Graders Learn About Insects

GBW Second-Graders Learn About Insects

Stepping Up to the Challenge

Broad Run performs an experiment in breaking down cliques and stereotypes among students.

Stepping Up to the Challenge

Westfield High Offers A Holiday Caberet

Westfield High Offers A Holiday Caberet

Feeding the Homeless This Thanksgiving

Feeding the Homeless This Thanksgiving

Tragedy Leads to Community Trust

Money from a 9/11 victim’s family provides impetus for charitable giving.

Tragedy Leads to Community Trust

Historic Alexandria Foundation Celebrates 50 Years

Historic Alexandria Foundation Celebrates 50 Years

City Hires Manager

South Carolina county administrator to come north.

City Hires Manager

Business Briefs

Business Briefs

Changes Sought in Potomac Yard Plan

Planning Commission and community get first look at new concept plan for Potomac Yard.

Changes Sought in Potomac Yard Plan

Post Forest Drive Townhouses OK'd

Post Forest Drive Townhouses OK'd

Commission Approves Two Major Projects

Affordable housing and open space win in both projects.

Commission Approves Two Major Projects

Firefighter Makes 250th Blood Platelet Donation

Firefighter Makes 250th Blood Platelet Donation

Police Officer Commits Suicide

Police Officer Commits Suicide

Gas Pipeline Plan Moves Ahead

Park Authority board authorizes negotiations with Washington Gas for a pipeline under Fountainhead Regional Park.

Gas Pipeline Plan Moves Ahead

Prime Time

Prime Time

Walking for Hunger Awareness

Annual Crop Walk in Burke draws 350 people on Sunday at Living Savior Lutheran Church.

Walking for Hunger Awareness

Giving Thanks for the Sunrise

Homeless and formerly homeless mark Thanksgiving at Rising Hope Church.

Giving Thanks for the Sunrise

Fire Department Honors Its Past, Future

Promotions and thank you's are the order of the day.

Fire Department Honors Its Past, Future

Seniors in Action

Seniors in Action

People Notes

People Notes

Author Describes Adolescents' Culture

Author Describes Adolescents' Culture

Walking for Hunger Awareness

Annual Crop Walk in Burke draws 350 people on Sunday at Living Savior Lutheran Church.

Walking for Hunger Awareness

Grand Jury IndictsTwo for Soliciting

Grand Jury IndictsTwo for Soliciting

AOL Provides More Scholarships

AOL Provides More Scholarships

Holiday Calendar

Holiday Calendar

CALENDAR

CALENDAR

Professional Theater Company Finds Home

First production in new home is fabulous ‘True West.’

Professional Theater Company Finds Home

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Calendar

Holiday Calendar

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Live Music

Live Music

Business Briefs

Business Briefs

Calendar

Calendar

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Calendar

Calendar

Holiday Calendar

Holiday Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

‘Army’ Says Thanks

From kettle to tree, a Salvation Army tradition continues.

‘Army’ Says Thanks

Calendar

Calendar

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

Holiday Happening

Holiday Happening

Schools

Schools

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Health

Health

School Notes

School Notes

Real Estate

Real Estate

Health Notes

Health Notes

Faith

Faith

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith

Faith

Faith

Faith

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Real Estate

Real Estate

Schools

Schools

School Notes

School Notes

Schools

Schools

School Notes

School Notes

Clyde E. Rife

Clyde E. Rife

Counting Their Blessings

One Springfield family celebrates Thanksgiving with the health of its 18-year-old son, who received a kidney transplant from his older sister.

Counting Their Blessings

Crime Report

Crime Report

Counting Their Blessings

One Springfield family celebrates Thanksgiving with the health of its 18-year-old son, who received a kidney transplant from his older sister.

Counting Their Blessings

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Looking for the Perfect Gift This Year?

Patronize the local merchants and discover some special items.

Looking for the Perfect Gift This Year?

Bridge Project Overshadows Dealership

Construction headaches limit parking and cause layoffs.

Bridge Project Overshadows Dealership

Health

Health

Health

Health

Clifton Lights Up

Candlelight Homes Tour, parade and caroling for the holidays.

Clifton Lights Up

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Encore Presents 'Jolly Follies Holiday'

Encore Presents 'Jolly Follies Holiday'

Roundups

Roundups

Holiday Nutcrackers

Holiday Nutcrackers

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Minority Gap Narrows

Minority test scores continue to lag behind those of white students.

Minority Gap Narrows

Counting Their Blessings

One Springfield family celebrates Thanksgiving with the health of its 18-year-old son, who received a kidney transplant from his older sister.

Counting Their Blessings

Stone Presents 'Annie Jr.'

Stone Presents 'Annie Jr.'

Police Beat

Police Beat

Library Events

Library Events

Health

Health

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Health

Health

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Schools Work To Gain Accreditation

Riverside Elementary School focuses on reading.

Schools Work To Gain Accreditation

Monday, November 22

News Briefs

News Briefs

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

A Tree Stops in Vienna

Capitol Holiday Tree is making a stop in Vienna.

A Tree Stops in Vienna

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime

Crime

Encore Dancers Present 'Jolly Follies Holiday'

Annual holiday show returns to NOVA's Annandale campus.

Encore Dancers Present 'Jolly Follies Holiday'

'In My Mind, She’s 18 Forever'

Students and faculty at Lee High School mourn the death of senior Ellen Denker, who died of suicide on Oct. 30.

'In My Mind, She’s 18 Forever'

'Everyday I Give Thanks to God'

This Thanksgiving, Valeria Underwood-Howze is most thankful that her family is no longer homeless or facing addiction.

'Everyday I Give Thanks to God'

Holiday Home Tour Time

Woman’s Club of McLean hosts 38th annual tour.

Holiday Home Tour Time

Soldiers’ Families Thankful for Sons’ Safety

Holidays are a time to be grateful for communication with sons overseas.

Soldiers’ Families Thankful for Sons’ Safety

Getting Their Hands Dirty to Improve Great Falls Park

Conservation and water activists brainstorm interactive exhibit ideas.

Getting Their Hands Dirty to Improve Great Falls Park

Another Great Falls Event Needs More Volunteers

GFBPA address concerns of volunteers, restaurant owners in light of Taste.

Another Great Falls Event Needs More Volunteers

Soldiers’ Families Thankful for Sons’ Safety

Holidays are a time to be grateful for communication with sons overseas.

Soldiers’ Families Thankful for Sons’ Safety

Seeking More Help on Day Labor Issue

Project Hope and Harmony works to formalize day labor site.

Seeking More Help on Day Labor Issue

More Jobs for Fair Oaks

CGI-AMS brings its U.S. headquarters to Fairfax County.

More Jobs for Fair Oaks

Clifton Hosts Candlelight Homes Tour

Clifton residents decorate their homes and open their doors for annual holiday homes tour.

Clifton Hosts Candlelight Homes Tour

McNair Staff Receive Award

Faculty members are recipients of first-ever Horace Mann Crystal Apple award given at McNair.

McNair Staff Receive Award

Developer Challenges Housing Guidelines

Developer Challenges Housing Guidelines

Super H Celebrates 2 Years

Super H Celebrates 2 Years

Dominion To Start Tree Trimming

Tree trimming and removal will continue on W&OD Trail.

Dominion To Start Tree Trimming

Slow-Growth Trend Continues

APR Task Force recommends lower density every time.

Slow-Growth Trend Continues

Latino Students Rally for a Better Future

Conference offers role models, workshops and opportunity.

Latino Students Rally for a Better Future

Thanksgiving Every Wednesday

Owners of Café Café feed the firefighters of station six.

Thanksgiving Every Wednesday

Clifton Hosts Candlelight Homes Tour

Clifton residents decorate their homes and open their doors for annual holiday homes tour.

Clifton Hosts Candlelight Homes Tour

Lanier's Biker Gang

Lanier program teaches bike safety, while getting children active.

Lanier's Biker Gang

Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot

Day Laborers Receive Winter Coats

Muslim community offers "Warmth for the Winter."

Day Laborers Receive Winter Coats

Slow-Growth Trend Continues

APR Task Force recommends lower density every time.

Slow-Growth Trend Continues

Faith Groups Unite for Those in Need

Local interfaith charities offer chance for less fortunate to fill cupboards and stomachs.

Faith Groups Unite for Those in Need

Encore Dancers Present 'Jolly Follies Holiday'

Annual holiday show returns to NOVA's Annandale campus.

Encore Dancers Present 'Jolly Follies Holiday'

Residents Satisfied; Money Spent

Residents Satisfied; Money Spent

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Annandale Presents 'Phantom Tollbooth'

Cappies Review

Annandale Presents 'Phantom Tollbooth'

Common Sense Best Security for Holidays

Lock doors and windows, notify neighbors if going out of town, experts say.

Common Sense Best Security for Holidays

Blanche Marie McGarrh Dies

Obituary

Blanche Marie McGarrh Dies

Getting Their Hands Dirty to Improve Great Falls Park

Conservation and water activists brainstorm interactive exhibit ideas.

Getting Their Hands Dirty to Improve Great Falls Park

Holidays: Time for Companionship

Seniors may need extra care over the holiday season when loneliness and depression can set in.

Holidays: Time for Companionship

Holiday Home Tour Time

Woman’s Club of McLean hosts 38th annual tour.

Holiday Home Tour Time

Encore Dancers Present 'Jolly Follies Holiday'

Annual holiday show returns to NOVA's Annandale campus.

Encore Dancers Present 'Jolly Follies Holiday'

Encore Dancers Present 'Jolly Follies Holiday'

Annual holiday show returns to NOVA's Annandale campus.

Encore Dancers Present 'Jolly Follies Holiday'

News Briefs

News Briefs

For Art's Sake

Over 500 artists submitted their work to the show.

For Art's Sake

High Hopes for Community Policing

New station set up in the community could bridge cultural gaps and promote understanding.

High Hopes for Community Policing

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Health Notes

Health Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

Talkin' 'bout 'possums

Talkin' 'bout 'possums

Sunday, November 21

Hit and Run Driver, Vehicle Still At Large

Hit and Run Driver, Vehicle Still At Large

Safety First, but Preserving Character Also Key to Design

Park officials looking for public comment on plans to add a bike lane to the entrance road, other renovations to C&O Canal National Historical Park at Great Falls.

Safety First, but Preserving Character Also Key to Design

Council to Vote on Housing

Proposed changes to the county’s affordable housing program may be passed by the end of the month.

Council to Vote on Housing

School Board Approves Capital Budget

Several Potomac issues impacted.

School Board Approves Capital Budget

As Mourning Continues, Toughest Questions Remain

Parents and teens struggle to confront the dangerous choices that are killing teen drivers.

As Mourning Continues, Toughest Questions Remain

This Week in Potomac 11-24-04

This Week in Potomac 11-24-04

Saturday, November 20

Tobar Strives for Latinos

Son of migrant farmers seeks better jobs, help for immigrants and a closer community.

Tobar Strives for Latinos

Much Ado About Something

Last faculty-directed performance to be staged on Washington-Lee's 30-year-old theater.

Much Ado About Something

Will Arlington Have Enough Money?

Report raises concerns about spending levels, tax relief and the future of property values.

Will Arlington Have Enough Money?

Zen and the Art of Flowers

Clarendon's Michael Volanni named one of top floral designers in the country.

Zen and the Art of Flowers

McCullum Denied Bond

Preliminary hearing for former youth minister scheduled for Dec. 9.

McCullum Denied Bond

Living with Diabetes

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

Living with Diabetes

Thursday, November 18

Herndon Company Wins Ethics Award

Internet web survey company listed as one of INC.500's fastest growing companies.

Herndon Company Wins Ethics Award

Dranesville Celebrates First Business Partnership

Students celebrate partnership with Northwest Federal Credit Union in assembly.

Dranesville Celebrates First Business Partnership

Role Model

Role Model

Women in Technology Awarded at Gala

Women in Technology Awarded at Gala

Day Labor Debate Surfaces

Town Council addresses day labor site for first time this year at Tuesday work session.

Day Labor Debate Surfaces

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Wednesday, November 17

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Charity Donates Fun Center to Inova Fairfax

Mobile DVD/video game unit is dedicated to two local cancer victims.

Charity Donates Fun Center to Inova Fairfax

Facing Virginia's Hostility

Reston forum looks at new legislation, constitutional amendments.

Facing Virginia's Hostility

Higher Density Backed for Lake Anne

The initial findings of an economic study indicate Lake Anne could use more residents to sustain its businesses.

Higher Density Backed for Lake Anne

Fire Leaves One Dead

Cause of deadly two-alarm blaze is still under investigation.

Fire Leaves One Dead

People Notes

People Notes

Home Invasion Stirs Up Great Falls

Four inside home not seriously injured, police say

Home Invasion Stirs Up Great Falls

Business Briefs

Business Briefs

Obituaries

Obituaries

Enchanted Forest Kicks Off Holiday Season

Junior League’s annual holiday festival will benefit homeless families and at-risk children.

Enchanted Forest Kicks Off Holiday Season

Protecting General Washington’s Vista

Many worked to protect viewshed.

Protecting General Washington’s Vista

Kobus Honored at Expo

Owner of Village Turf receives two awards.

Kobus Honored at Expo

Friends Remember Meeks

Frank Meeks, Domino's Pizza Entrepreneur, Dies

Friends Remember Meeks

Hot Toys For This Holiday Season

In many cases it's back to the future in toys

Hot Toys For This Holiday Season

Judge Hears Hospital Appeal

Loudoun Healthcare charges that state health commissioner's decision to issue certificate of public need for Broadlands hospital was "arbitrary and capricious."

Judge Hears Hospital Appeal

Housing for Seniors

Speakers at public hearing support amendments to comprehensive plan to allow for age-restricted housing policies.

Housing for Seniors

McLean Residents Want Day to Stay in Park

Community Center site not only option, assessments to be conducted

McLean Residents Want Day to Stay in Park

Gangs Do Exist In Fairfax County, Police Say

Information shows at least one member in every high school.

Gangs Do Exist In Fairfax County, Police Say

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

News Briefs

News Briefs

Holiday Calendar

Holiday Calendar

One Week Until Turkey Trot

One Week Until Turkey Trot

Police Charge Man With Grand Larceny

Police Charge Man With Grand Larceny

Bringing Him Home

A foster family that adopted a young boy shares its story.

Bringing Him Home

Tulloch Criticizes CPAM Opponents

Supervisor claims Campaign for Loudoun's Future is wrong to announce developers will build 42,000 new homes.

Tulloch Criticizes CPAM Opponents

Dominion To Join Regional Grid

Some residents wonder if proposed transmission line to western Loudoun is part of company's plans to buy and sell power over 13-state grid.

Dominion To Join Regional Grid

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Bus with Students Hits Bridge

Bus sustains major damage, but students walk away with minor injuries.

Bus with Students Hits Bridge

Wayne Newton Plays Cupid

Las Vegas Legend helps local man pop the question.

Wayne Newton Plays Cupid

Community Notes

Community Notes

Wondermugs: A Changing Scene

Alexandria man markets color-changing mugs

Wondermugs: A Changing Scene

Crime Report

Crime Report

Staff Recommends Boundaries

Most elementary schools will experience a drop in enrollment under the proposed plan.

Staff Recommends Boundaries

Council Revokes Mirant's Special Use Permit

Alexandria takes legal steps to force Mirant to close the city’s only coal-fired power plant.

Council Revokes Mirant's Special Use Permit

Children's Literacy Center Opens in Shelter

A group of Reston volunteers hopes to foster a love of learning and reading.

Children's Literacy Center Opens in Shelter

McLean Residents Want Day to Stay in Park

Community Center site not only option, assessments to be conducted

McLean Residents Want Day to Stay in Park

Live Music

Live Music

Frank Meeks, Domino's Pizza Entrepreneur, Dies

Entrepreneur was passionate about life and career.

Frank Meeks, Domino's Pizza Entrepreneur, Dies

Seniors in Action

Seniors in Action

Home Invasion Stirs Up Great Falls

Four inside home not seriously injured, police say

Home Invasion Stirs Up Great Falls

Gangs Do Exist In Fairfax County, Police Say

Information shows at least one member in every high school.

Gangs Do Exist In Fairfax County, Police Say

Holiday Calendar

Holiday Calendar

New Arts Center Dedicated

15,000 square feet attached to Jefferson-Houston School.

New Arts Center Dedicated

Wayne Newton Plays Cupid

Las Vegas legend helps West Springfield grad pop the question.

Wayne Newton Plays Cupid

Council Rejects Dwelling

Issue of substandard lot defeats project.

Council Rejects Dwelling

Men in the Kitchen

Holiday cooking with local dignitaries

Men in the Kitchen

Hot Toys For This Holiday Season

Hot Toys For This Holiday Season

Open Houses Kick Off Holiday Season

Store owners find fun and profit holding holiday parties.

Open Houses Kick Off Holiday Season

Getting to Know....

Activist Supports Arlington's Teens

Getting to Know....

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Nonprofits Offer Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Give, don't just recieve, this holiday season.

Nonprofits Offer Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Calendar

Calendar

Veteran's Day Marked

DeForest Talbert, others, remembered

Veteran's Day Marked

Perry’s Contract Extended

School Board retains controversial superintendent despite drunk driving conviction.

Perry’s Contract Extended

News Briefs

News Briefs

Sheriff On Sick Leave

Sheriff On Sick Leave

Holiday Shopping As It Used To Be

Alexandria shoppers are home for the holidays.

Holiday Shopping As It Used To Be

Enchanted Forest Kicks Off Holiday Season

Junior League’s annual holiday festival will benefit homeless families and at-risk children.

Enchanted Forest Kicks Off Holiday Season

People Notes

People Notes

Business Notes

Business Notes

Roundups

Roundups

Las Vegas Engagement

Wayne Newton plays Cupid for local couple.

Las Vegas Engagement

Holiday Shopping As It Used To Be

Alexandria shoppers are home for the holidays.

Holiday Shopping As It Used To Be

Police Beat

Police Beat

Where To Find The "Alexandria" Gift

From art to stocking stuffers its all in one place

Where To Find The "Alexandria" Gift

Library Events

Library Events

Wrong Way for Route 1?

Current proposals call for more residential, less office space.

Wrong Way for Route 1?

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Future of Higher Density

Officials describe future plans for Reston's commercial and residential life.

Future of Higher Density

South County Boundaries: The Plan Is In

FCPS staff offers its final proposal, which receives mixed reaction from the community.

South County Boundaries: The Plan Is In

Charity Donates Fun Center to Inova Fairfax

Mobile DVD/video game unit is dedicated to two local cancer victims.

Charity Donates Fun Center to Inova Fairfax

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Calendar

Calendar

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

Holiday Fairs & Bazaars

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Schools

Schools

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Commercial Real Estate Market Open for Business

Government contracting helps stabilize improving commercial market.

Commercial Real Estate Market Open for Business

Health Notes

Health Notes

Faith

Faith

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith

Faith

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Faith

Faith

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

A Providence Veterans Day

Fairfax school honors its own vets.

A Providence Veterans Day

Schools

Schools

Camp and School Notes

Camp and School Notes

Schools

Schools

Camp and School Notes

Camp and School Notes

College Notes

College Notes

College Notes

College Notes

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Camp & School Notes

Camp & School Notes

7 Months Jail for Felony Hit and Run

7 Months Jail for Felony Hit and Run

Visions of Sugarplums

Mia Saunders School of Ballet performs The Nutcracker.

Visions of Sugarplums

News Briefs

News Briefs

Uncle Testifies in Murder Case

Wilfredo Montoya-Baires, 25, is charged with killing a fellow gang member.

Uncle Testifies in Murder Case

Veterans Urge Service, Honor Hubbard

Tavon Hubbard, a U.S. Marine from Reston, was killed in Iraq last August.

Veterans Urge Service, Honor Hubbard

Men Take to Holiday Kitchen

Holiday cooking with local dignitaries

Men Take to Holiday Kitchen

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health

Health

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Our Neighbor's Child Brings Holiday Joy

Our Neighbor's Child Brings Holiday Joy

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Race Remembers Mary Graham

Race Remembers Mary Graham

Brookfield Students Enjoy 'Oceans In Motion'

Brookfield Students Enjoy 'Oceans In Motion'

7 Months Jail for Felony Hit and Run

Impact of hit-and-run crash severed West Virginia man's arm.

7 Months Jail for Felony Hit and Run

Wayne Newton Plays Cupid

Las Vegas legend helps local man pop the question.

Wayne Newton Plays Cupid

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

College Notes

College Notes

Condo Conversion Causes Anxiety

Residents claim communication has been confusing.

Condo Conversion Causes Anxiety

Turkey Trot Race Honors Ken Moore

Turkey Trot Race Honors Ken Moore

Mapping Out a Gift

How Washington got from here to there.

Mapping Out a Gift

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Health

Health

Health

Health

Camp & School Notes

Camp & School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Tuesday, November 16

Flint Hill Honors Patriots

Ceremony on Veterans Day honors those who have defended the United States.

Flint Hill Honors Patriots

Vienna Woman Publishes First Novel

Vienna Woman Publishes First Novel

Hunter Mill District Council Dissolves

Group cites lack of participation from members and supervisor.

Hunter Mill District Council Dissolves

Braddock Band Marches On

Lake Braddock Symphonic Band performs at the Midwest Clinic in December.

Braddock Band Marches On

Sarkis “Sako” Nazarian Jr.

Sarkis “Sako” Nazarian Jr.

Hunter Mill District Council Dissolves

Group cites lack of participation from members and supervisor.

Hunter Mill District Council Dissolves

Two Potomac Teens Killed

Just hours apart on Travilah Road, one killed by a hit-and-run driver, the other in a car crash.

Two Potomac Teens Killed

Shots Fired at Springfield Mall

Two men get away after one fired shots at a mall security officer Friday.

Shots Fired at Springfield Mall

Solomon J. King

Solomon J. King

Wootton, Churchill Mourn Losses

In deadly weekend, Wootton junior killed by hit-and-run driver; Churchill student dies in crash.

Wootton, Churchill Mourn Losses

Bringing Museum Shops Under One Roof

Bringing Museum Shops Under One Roof

Bringing Museum Shops Under One Roof

Bringing Museum Shops Under One Roof

Veteran Recalls Escape as POW

Alvin Wyman of Sterling couldn’t talk about his prisoner of war experiences until President George H.W. Bush discussed his.

Veteran Recalls Escape as POW

Scouts Do Good Turn for Loudoun

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts conduct their annual food drive for the needy.

Scouts Do Good Turn for Loudoun

Braddock Band Marches On

Lake Braddock Symphonic Band performs at the Midwest Clinic in December.

Braddock Band Marches On

No More Driving in Circles

City and County leaders discuss plan for new traffic pattern in old town.

No More Driving in Circles

Springfield Students Salute Veterans

Celebrations at several Springfield elementary schools honored the veterans of the armed forces through music, speeches and visits from the military.

Springfield Students Salute Veterans

Potomac Issues Key in Plan for School Renovations, Construction

Parents protest boundary changes and the closing of Seven Locks School.

Potomac Issues Key in Plan for School Renovations, Construction

Digital-Age Artist

Burke artist Mike Fisher has published and won awards for his cartoons and digitally animated short films.

Digital-Age Artist

New Assessment Rate Set

New Assessment Rate Set

Braddock Band Marches On

Lake Braddock Symphonic Band performs at the Midwest Clinic in December.

Braddock Band Marches On

Council Remains Firm on Trash Bags

Councilmembers are unsympathetic to company's hardship plea.

Council Remains Firm on Trash Bags

Council Discusses Plans for the Future

Work session focuses on Church Street and Richmond.

Council Discusses Plans for the Future

Seeking Teen Solutions

About 450 people turn out for a youth symposium last week.

Seeking Teen Solutions

Honoring the Best and Brightest

Loudoun County Public Schools recognized 164 students with a 4.0 or better grade point average during the first three years of high school.

Honoring the Best and Brightest

Boundary Changes'

Boundary Changes'

Get Involved 11-17-04

Get Involved 11-17-04

Camps & Schools Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

Innkeeping Now Is McDaniel's Bailiwick

New owner plans to put fresh face on historic property.

Innkeeping Now Is McDaniel's Bailiwick

'A Joyful, Shining Light’

Springfield resident Elaine Albin died on Nov. 9 at age 59.

'A Joyful, Shining Light’

This Week in Potomac 11-17-04

This Week in Potomac 11-17-04

Back Home From Iraq

When college student Mark Rosenberg joined the National Guard, he never thought it would lead to Iraq.

Back Home From Iraq

Digital-Age Artist

Burke artist Mike Fisher has published and won awards for his cartoons and digitally animated short films.

Digital-Age Artist

New Assessment Rate Set

New Assessment Rate Set

More Schools To Be Built

Superintendent of Schools Edgar Hatrick outlines his recommendations for the Capital Improvements Program

More Schools To Be Built

Thursday, November 11

Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

HCTV-23

HCTV-23

Pneumonia Season Approaches

With loss of flu vaccine, health departments encourage seniors to get pneumonia shot.

Pneumonia Season Approaches

Schools

Schools

Faith

Faith

Schools

Schools

Faith

Faith

Crime

Crime

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Faith

Faith

Wednesday, November 10

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Notebook

Crime Notebook

Teen Club Burning Bright

Vienna’s Club Phoenix gives town teens a place of their own.

Teen Club Burning Bright

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Police Beat

Police Beat

Fasting Isn't Just About Food

Muslim holy month encourages self-discipline and strengthens community.

Fasting Isn't Just About Food

Hallways Become Runways

Local high-school students learn about the world of high fashion.

Hallways Become Runways

Library Events

Library Events

Peer Mediation Brings Students Together

Students learn how to help other students resolve conflicts.

Peer Mediation Brings Students Together

Kitchen Makeover Tour to Landmark Mall

Consumers can learn easy, cost-effective ways to redecorate.

Kitchen Makeover Tour to Landmark Mall

News Briefs

News Briefs

Real Estate

Real Estate

Bricks Returned to Walkway

Crosses take judicial route back to school grounds.

Bricks Returned to Walkway

Herndon Veteran Fought a Different War

Local veterans remember lives lost and battles fought Nov. 11.

Herndon Veteran Fought a Different War

Targeting Over-Crowded Homes

Two investigating positions remain to be filled, but getting the word out will help neighbors combat crowding.

Targeting Over-Crowded Homes

Snapshot

Snapshot

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Lawsuit Settlement Helps Free Clinic

The Loudoun Free Clinic will be one of Virginia's clinics to receive some portion of an $830,000 settlement.

Lawsuit Settlement Helps Free Clinic

Mosby Woods Takes a Hike

Students participate in a mini-walk to benefit a homeless shelter.

Mosby Woods Takes a Hike

Less Dense, Less Dense, Less Dense

APR task force recommends lower density three times.

Less Dense, Less Dense, Less Dense

Book Details Achille Lauro Hijacking

Local author Michael K. Bohn releases exposé on 1985 incident.

Book Details Achille Lauro Hijacking

Council Hears Facts on 2-Way Traffic Plan

Council discusses traffic flow, budget numbers and new turf for high-school field.

Council Hears Facts on 2-Way Traffic Plan

Celebrating Ramadan

Members of different faiths comes together to break the fast and spread importance of cooperation.

Celebrating Ramadan

Melding Music with Art

Musings from the Maestro

Melding Music with Art

Former BI Vice Principal Dies

Longtime Alexandria educator dies after extended illness.

Former BI Vice Principal Dies

Clock Begins Ticking

Planning Commission revokes Mirant's noncomplying status.

Clock Begins Ticking

Youth Minister Accused of Sexual Abuse

McCullum charged in Arlington and Fairfax Counties

Youth Minister Accused of Sexual Abuse

Reworking Waterfront

Old Dominion Boat Club parking lot remains on council's list.

Reworking Waterfront

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Fallen Hero Honored at T. C. Williams Football Game

Saturday, Nov. 6, is declared DeForest L. Talbert Day.

Fallen Hero Honored at T. C. Williams Football Game

Ninth Graders Thank Veterans

Foreign-born students express their appreciation to the world’s veterans.

Ninth Graders Thank Veterans

Command Changes At Fort Belvoir

Command Changes At Fort Belvoir

People Notes

People Notes

Iota Cafe Rocks Out for Charity

Dave Daly benefit raises money for scholarships

Iota Cafe Rocks Out for Charity

Fasting Isn't Just About Food

Muslim holy month encourages self-discipline and strengthens community.

Fasting Isn't Just About Food

Chamber Honors Donley

Friends and colleagues roast Donley

Chamber Honors Donley

People

People

Engagements

Engagements

In Fields Where Soldiers Died

For the first time, cavalry battles at Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville are mapped with help of local volunteers and professional map makers.

In Fields Where Soldiers Died

News Briefs

News Briefs

Conner Reappointed

Conner Reappointed

City Boards and Commissions

City Boards and Commissions

From Russia With Public Health Questions

A different perspective on health care.

From Russia With Public Health Questions

Paesano’s Is Back as Quattro Formaggi

The name is different, but the food is the same.

Paesano’s Is Back as Quattro Formaggi

Ross Wanted by Police

Ross Wanted by Police

After the Show

Democrats party as returns roll in.

After the Show

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Live Music

Live Music

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

Calendar

Calendar

Mother Ponders How To Deal with Child’s Cutting

A mother of a Loudoun County high-school student examines her reaction to the problem.

Mother Ponders How To Deal with Child’s Cutting

Schools See Increase in Teen Cutting

Teens talk about the destructive behavior.

Schools See Increase in Teen Cutting

School Notes

School Notes

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Career Day Intrigues Students

Future roles start taking shape in students’ minds.

Career Day Intrigues Students

School Notes

School Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Schools Notes

Schools Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Schools

Schools

Mosby Woods Takes a Hike

Students participate in a mini-walk to benefit a homeless shelter.

Mosby Woods Takes a Hike

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Obituaries

Obituaries

Health Notes

Health Notes

School Board Sets Closed Meeting

Parents voice concerns about superintendent's contract.

School Board Sets Closed Meeting

Police Outline Scope of Drug Trafficking

Narcotics officers sheds some light on local drug problem.

Police Outline Scope of Drug Trafficking

Signed, Sealed and Ready To Raise Funds

Mayor and foundation president sign cultural arts center agreement.

Signed, Sealed and Ready To Raise Funds

Seniors in Action

Seniors in Action

Deadline Nears for Transfer

Town working to complete transfer of Worldgate site from county by January.

Deadline Nears for Transfer

Less Dense, Less Dense, Less Dense

APR task force recommends lower density three times.

Less Dense, Less Dense, Less Dense

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Local Playwright Visits Arlington Production

Firebelly's "Moon Over Buffalo" is being staged at Theatre on the Run.

Local Playwright Visits Arlington Production

Singer Impresses Audiences

Michael Royce acts and sings in his school plays and community theater.

Singer Impresses Audiences

Mother Ponders How To Deal with Child’s Cutting

A mother of a Loudoun County high-school student examines her reaction to the problem.

Mother Ponders How To Deal with Child’s Cutting

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Schools Notes

Schools Notes

Tuesday, November 9

Vandals Damage Garfield, Lee

Things are 'back to normal' at Garfield after break-in results in damage to the cafeteria.

Vandals Damage Garfield, Lee

Discussing Same-Sex Marriage

A public forum with Virginia's top gay rights and civil liberties advocates will be held on Monday.

Discussing Same-Sex Marriage

3 Women In Search of Adventure

Three area women compete in grueling Venture Quest race.

3 Women In Search of Adventure

Strutting at Springfield Mall

Classrooms on the Mall students put on a fashion show with clothes from Springfield-based Visionz urban-wear.

Strutting at Springfield Mall

Wootton Performs Couple of 'Odd Couples'

Wootton Performs Couple of 'Odd Couples'

Wayside Remains No. 1 in Young Run

Wayside Remains No. 1 in Young Run

Canadians Praise Reston

Representatives of Woodstock, Ontario visited Reston after it won an international nature competition.

Canadians Praise Reston

Reston Polls: Precinct by Precinct

Kerry won Fairfax County and every voting precinct in Reston, though he fell short of winning the presidency.

Reston Polls: Precinct by Precinct

Banding Together

Four communities around Springfield Estates Elementary are organizing to make sure their neighborhoods stay intact.

Banding Together

Terraset Goes High-Tech

Thanks to PTA and corporate donations, school now has state-of-the-art technology.

Terraset Goes High-Tech

Dems Get Foothold in Great Falls

Kerry supporters look beyond the 2004 election results.

Dems Get Foothold in Great Falls

Amadeus Concert Season to Begin

By Amber Healy

Amadeus Concert Season to Begin

Naturalist, Manager Talk about Rec Center

Naturalist, Manager Talk about Rec Center

First Glimpse of Shelter's Design Plans

County prepares to build family shelter in Centreville.

First Glimpse of Shelter's Design Plans

A Fight for Lake Braddock Park

Lake Braddock Community Association is organizing to prevent the sale of Lake Braddock Park.

A Fight for Lake Braddock Park

Virginia's Teacher of the Year

Lake Braddock history teacher Joe Hills is named Virginia's top educator.

Virginia's Teacher of the Year

Teens and Drug Use

Alcohol and drug specialist outlines new drugs, paraphernalia and trends.

Teens and Drug Use

Targeting Trespassing

A number of homeless people and transients sleep in Reston's wooded areas nearly every night.

Targeting Trespassing

Women Are Venture Quest Champs

Women Are Venture Quest Champs

Two More Weeks 'Til Turkey Trot

Two More Weeks 'Til Turkey Trot

'The Nutcracker' Classic

Russell School of Ballet to perform Tchaikovsky's Ballet.

'The Nutcracker' Classic

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Sydnor is Named Principal of the Year

Sydnor is Named Principal of the Year

Helping Minority Students

CPMSAC celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Helping Minority Students

Naturalist, Manager Talk about Rec Center

Naturalist, Manager Talk about Rec Center

South County High: Who Gets In?

The second town hall meeting offers three potential boundary plans.

South County High: Who Gets In?

Heavenly Music at St. Luke

Pipe organ, acoustics make church preferred spot for performers and recordings

Heavenly Music at St. Luke

MCA Resolves to Fight Development

Proposal is not in line with comprehensive plan regulations.

MCA Resolves to Fight Development

South County High: Who Gets In?

The second town hall meeting offers three potential boundary plans.

South County High: Who Gets In?

Six Months in Jail For Friend's Death

Six Months in Jail For Friend's Death

South County High: Who Gets In?

The second town hall meeting offers three potential boundary plans.

South County High: Who Gets In?

3 Women In Search of Adventure

Three area women compete in grueling Venture Quest race.

3 Women In Search of Adventure

Man Charged With Distributing Pot

Man Charged With Distributing Pot

A Fight for Lake Braddock Park

Lake Braddock Community Association is organizing to prevent the sale of Lake Braddock Park.

A Fight for Lake Braddock Park

Helping Minority Students

CPMSAC celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Helping Minority Students

First Glimpse at County's New Shelter

County prepares to build family shelter in Centreville.

First Glimpse at County's New Shelter

3 Women In Search of Adventure

Three area women compete in grueling Venture Quest race.

3 Women In Search of Adventure

Two More Weeks 'Til Turkey Trot

Two More Weeks 'Til Turkey Trot

Virginia's Teacher of the Year

Lake Braddock history teacher Joe Hills is named Virginia's top educator.

Virginia's Teacher of the Year

Roundups

Roundups

Fairfax Musician Wins Composition Contest

Contest honors young composers from across the country.

Fairfax Musician Wins Composition Contest

'The Nutcracker' Classic

Russell School of Ballet to perform Tchaikovsky's Ballet.

'The Nutcracker' Classic

Roundups

Roundups

First Glimpse at Shelter

First Glimpse at Shelter

Woodson Performs 'Applause'

Cappies Review

Woodson Performs 'Applause'

Boy Scout Food Drive Saturday

Boy Scout Food Drive Saturday

Man Suspected in Thefts

Man Suspected in Thefts

Garfield Walks the Walk

Garfield students and staff participate in Help the Homeless Walkathon.

Garfield Walks the Walk

Amadeus Concert Season to Begin

Amadeus Concert Season to Begin

Home Sales Up in September

Market beginning to stabilize, costs still rising.

Home Sales Up in September

Eagle Scout Donates Books

Eagle Scout Donates Books

Pain Doctor’s Trial Begins

Was McLean doctor a criminal drug dealer, or a compassionate doctor victimized by a few patients?

Pain Doctor’s Trial Begins

Serving the Veterans Who Served Their Country

Local restaurants offer free meal to veterans in honor of Veterans’ Day

Serving the Veterans Who Served Their Country

Teens and Drug Use

Alcohol and drug specialist outlines new drugs, paraphernalia and trends.

Teens and Drug Use

First Glimpse at Shelter

First Glimpse at Shelter

Women Are Venture Quest Champs

Women Are Venture Quest Champs

Sydnor is Named Principal of the Year

Sydnor is Named Principal of the Year

Six Months in Jail For Friend's Death

Six Months in Jail For Friend's Death

Crime

Crime

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Performance ... The Best Medicine

Paul VI Thespians bring fairy-tale characters to hospitalized children.

Performance ... The Best Medicine

Monday, November 8

Car Smashes through Community Center Wall

No one was injured in the bizarre accident Monday.

Car Smashes through Community Center Wall

Supervising the Challenging C&O Canal Park

Q&A with Kevin Brandt

Supervising the Challenging C&O Canal Park

Students Spend Recess Walking for Homeless

Students Spend Recess Walking for Homeless

Beverly Farms’ Playground All Shook Up

The school is raising $25,000 to replace equipment destroyed in Hurricane Isabel.

Beverly Farms’ Playground All Shook Up

This Week in Potomac 11-10-04

This Week in Potomac 11-10-04

Blockhouse Point: What Is a Conservation Park?

Opening some trails to equestrian use controversial at Planning Board Meeting.

Blockhouse Point: What Is a Conservation Park?

Thursday, November 4

Crime Notes

Crime Notes

Crime Report

Crime Report

They Came Home Safe

Bomb Squad Returns from Iraq

They Came Home Safe

Obituary

Obituary

Charitable Groups Praise Partners

Non-profits recognize community partners at chamber luncheon.

Charitable Groups Praise Partners

Artist's Palette Exhibit Up for Auction

Take home a little piece of Lorton.

Artist's Palette Exhibit Up for Auction

Long Lines, Determined Voters at the Polls

Long Lines, Determined Voters at the Polls

Shakespeare Meets the Sixties at Westfield

Shakespeare Meets the Sixties at Westfield

Guilty Plea to Burglary, Abduction

Guilty Plea to Burglary, Abduction

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Shakespeare Meets the Sixties at Westfield

Shakespeare Meets the Sixties at Westfield

Guilty Plea to Burglary, Abduction

Guilty Plea to Burglary, Abduction

Police Seek Suspect in Sexual Assault

By Carla Branch

Police Seek Suspect in Sexual Assault

Moran Wins Re-election: 62% to 34%

Moran enters eighth term in Congress.

Moran Wins Re-election: 62% to 34%

BZA Defers Decision on Mission Proposal

BZA Defers Decision on Mission Proposal

Occoquan River Boating To Be Safer

Agreement signed with Corps of Engineers.

Occoquan River Boating To Be Safer

Alexandria Going to the Scotties

ACVA kicks off its holiday promotion campaign.

Alexandria Going to the Scotties

Bus Stop Re-Routed

At Spring Gardens parents and children say they are pleased with revised decision.

Bus Stop Re-Routed

Long Lines Prevail at Polls

Voters take it in stride and wait to place their vote.

Long Lines Prevail at Polls

Long Lines, Determined Voters at the Polls

Long Lines, Determined Voters at the Polls

Goblin Gallop a Success

Race raises $24,000 for children with cancer

Goblin Gallop a Success

Library Events

Library Events

Threat Made Against Mayor

Threat Made Against Mayor

Business Briefs

Business Briefs

Long Lines and Rock-and-Roll

One clear result of Tuesday: Democracy is alive and well.

Long Lines and Rock-and-Roll

Child Shot by BB gun

Ten-year-old boy hospitalized after being shot in the neck.

Child Shot by BB gun

Bidding Farewell to Timberman's Drugstore

Local landmark falls prey to changing times.

Bidding Farewell to Timberman's Drugstore

Nam-Viet Celebrates First Year in Alexandria

Looking for ways to attract new customers.

Nam-Viet Celebrates First Year in Alexandria

CALENDAR

CALENDAR

Break Out the Scotch — Heritage, That Is

ACVA kicks off its holiday promotion campaign.

Break Out the Scotch — Heritage, That Is

Goblin Gallop a Success

Race raises $24,000 for children with cancer

Goblin Gallop a Success

Art Takes Shape in Arlington

Public art master plan to go before county board.

Art Takes Shape in Arlington

Large Turnout Goes Democratic

Kerry/Edwards, Moran take city by two-to-one margin.

Large Turnout Goes Democratic

News Briefs

News Briefs

'Seussical' the Musical Is At Chantilly High

'Seussical' the Musical Is At Chantilly High

Moran Wins Re-election: 62% to 34%

Moran enters eighth term in Congress.

Moran Wins Re-election: 62% to 34%

Westover's Little Yellow House

Residents fight to save a historic home

Westover's Little Yellow House

$227 Million Investment

$227 Million Investment

New Plan for Jones Point

Best use of Jones Point Park still in contention.

New Plan for Jones Point

Community Notes

Community Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Lines Stretch on Election Day

Voters head to polls despite ballot machine failures.

Lines Stretch on Election Day

Alexandria Gains New Monument

Symbolic gift honors the city's past.

Alexandria Gains New Monument

New Art Show Opens at Valentino

Show focuses on children’s book illustrations.

New Art Show Opens at Valentino

CALENDAR

CALENDAR

School Notes

School Notes

Real Estate

Real Estate

Flu Vaccines Redistributed to High-Risk

Virginia Department of Health releases 77,000 vaccines.

Flu Vaccines Redistributed to High-Risk

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Students Benefit from Book Distribution

Students at local schools receive new books.

Students Benefit from Book Distribution

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

12 City Schools Achieve Full Accreditation

Final Standards of Learning test results show Alexandria public schools continuing to improve.

12 City Schools Achieve Full Accreditation

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Playmakers Present 'Charlotte’s Web'

Sterling Playmakers are rehearsing for the upcoming theater production.

Playmakers Present 'Charlotte’s Web'

Roundups

Roundups

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Election Day Turns International

State Department program focuses on leadership.

Election Day Turns International

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

LEA Seeks Pay Changes

The Loudoun Education Association details its compensation package.

LEA Seeks Pay Changes

Men Indicted In Murder

Grand Jury hands down three-count indictment.

Men Indicted In Murder

Sharifa Alkhateeb, Muslim Activist, Dies

Ashburn resident had educated Americans about Muslim life for decades.

Sharifa Alkhateeb, Muslim Activist, Dies

BZA Defers Decision on Mission Proposal

BZA Defers Decision on Mission Proposal

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Roundups

Roundups

School Notes

School Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Wednesday, November 3

Crime

Crime

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Board Mulls Changes for Terraset

Terraset Elementary is seeking approval to become an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program school.

Board Mulls Changes for Terraset

Simon Statue Damaged Slightly

The $60,000 statue is being repaired after being removed by vandals from its Lake Anne bench last week.

Simon Statue Damaged Slightly

Crowds Line Up at Reston Polls

housands of residents stood in line for as long as an hour and 45 minutes Tuesday to cast their vote.

Crowds Line Up at Reston Polls

German Company Lands in Springfield

German drug company makes home at BioAccelerator.

German Company Lands in Springfield

RA HQ Referendum A Go

Public hearing set for Nov. 18 to discuss new Reston Association headquarters building.

RA HQ Referendum A Go

Planning Backs Historic Redevelopment

A proposal would allow 100 residential units, along with a restaurant and inn at Prison Fellowship site.

Planning Backs Historic Redevelopment

Fall Into Celtic Music

Fall concert series is added at the Old Brogue to showcase new artists

Fall Into Celtic Music

Ramadan: More Than Fasting

Local Muslim families join to celebrate a month of charity and community.

Ramadan: More Than Fasting

Fall Into Celtic Music

Fall concert series is added at the Old Brogue to Showcase Artists

Fall Into Celtic Music

Frying Pan Park Turns into Battle Field

Park location for filming of "The Battle of Chantilly."

Frying Pan Park Turns into Battle Field

Sterling Votes, Cordially

Voters speak of civic duty and hope for a better tomorrow.

Sterling Votes, Cordially

Poll Workers:Making the System Work

As long-time poll workers age, replacements are hard to find.

Poll Workers:Making the System Work

Mill Run Still Too Big?

New elementary schools in the Dulles and Ashburn areas may not ease overcrowding at Mill Run; boundaries still subject to debate.

Mill Run Still Too Big?

Life’s a Drag for One HHS Senior

As a junior dragster, Ashley Ross has raced for four years.

Life’s a Drag for One HHS Senior

Reaching for the Stars

Fund-raiser is set for Nov. 14 to help defray costs of renovations, additions.

Reaching for the Stars

Voting in Ashburn: A Family Affair

Politicos of all ages got into the spirit on Election Day.

Voting in Ashburn: A Family Affair

Poll Workers:Making the System Work

As long-time poll workers age, replacements are hard to find.

Poll Workers:Making the System Work

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Business Briefs

Business Briefs

People Notes

People Notes

Heavenly Music at St. Luke

Pipe organ, acoustics make church preferred spot for performers and recordings

Heavenly Music at St. Luke

Making Voting Accessible to All

The elderly and those with disabilities get help casting ballots.

Making Voting Accessible to All

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

People Notes

People Notes

Crime

Crime

DES Students Vote in Mock Election

Last week's mock election resulted in the re-election of president George W. Bush.

DES Students Vote in Mock Election

Dominion Meets Resistance

Questions about Dominion Virginia Power's real motives have emerged.

Dominion Meets Resistance

Woman Stabs Man in Leg

News Brief

Woman Stabs Man in Leg

Langley Students 'Dream' of Shakespeare Play

Well-known story modernized for high school production.

Langley Students 'Dream' of Shakespeare Play

Male Actors Take Center Stage in Herndon

'Inherit the Wind' Highlights Actors

Male Actors Take Center Stage in Herndon

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar

Calendar

Fall is Perfect for Planting

Planting is safe until first hard frost

Fall is Perfect for Planting

W-L's Sims Takes District XC Crown

Generals girls and boys take team titles.

W-L's Sims Takes District XC Crown

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Faith

Faith

Faith

Faith

Schools

Schools

Providence Hosts Harvest Hoedown

Providence Hosts Harvest Hoedown

Providence Hosts Harvest Hoedown

Providence Hosts Harvest Hoedown

Camps and Schools Notes

Camps and Schools Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

Schools

Schools

Crime

Crime

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Potomac Day Brings Neighbors Together

Potomac Day Brings Neighbors Together

Making Voting Accessible to All

The elderly and those with disabilities get help casting ballots.

Making Voting Accessible to All

Wolf Trounces Socas

Negative campaigning failed to lift Democratic challenger against popular incumbent.

Wolf Trounces Socas

Faith

Faith

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Land Use

Land Use

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Dolce Vita Adds Market, Cantina

Italian venue expands in Fairfax.

Dolce Vita Adds Market, Cantina

Tuesday, November 2

Metro Station Hot Spot for Robberies

Seven incidents have been reported recently in or near the rear entrance of the Franconia-Springfield station.

Metro Station Hot Spot for Robberies

Long Lines To Vote

Election officials report long lines and steady attendance on election day in Springfield.

Long Lines To Vote

Chamber Celebrates 10 Years

McLean Chamber marks occasion with a gala Nov. 6.

Chamber Celebrates 10 Years

Long Lines Greet Voters at Polls

Long Lines Greet Voters at Polls

Another New School in Dixie

West Fairfax Elementary is being planned for Fairfax Corner area.

Another New School in Dixie

Meeting To Heal

Burke resident Laura Siegel has started a support group for others who, like her, have multiple sclerosis.

Meeting To Heal

A Long Wait To Vote

Election officials report long lines and steady attendance on Election Day in Burke.

A Long Wait To Vote

'Love' for People with Disabilities

Tennis tournament will raise funds for church respite center.

'Love' for People with Disabilities

'Love' for People with Disabilities

Tennis tournament will raise funds for church respite center.

'Love' for People with Disabilities

Election Day at Crestwood

Crestwood Elementary’s third through sixth grades take a mock election to new levels

Election Day at Crestwood

Meeting To Heal

Burke resident Laura Siegel has started a support group for others who, like her, have multiple sclerosis.

Meeting To Heal

Assessments To Stay at $100?

Burke Conservancy staff pledges this year’s general assessment reflects cost of the services provided.

Assessments To Stay at $100?

City Chooses Candidates

Turnout is high in the City of Fairfax.

City Chooses Candidates

A Long Wait To Vote

Election officials report long lines and steady attendance on Election Day in Burke.

A Long Wait To Vote

Coming Out, Sharing Their 'Journey'

Coming out can be political and personal.

Coming Out, Sharing Their 'Journey'

Portrait of Ramadan

Mohamed-Ameen family of Burke observes the holy month Ramadan in keeping with their Muslim beliefs.

Portrait of Ramadan

Crimes

Crimes

Double Trouble

Some students work on the stage and behind it.

Double Trouble

'Tragic Events' at Oakton

One of many plays this fall.

'Tragic Events' at Oakton

Bonjour, Monsieur Giradoux

West Springfield's actors are going deeper in preparing for the fall production of "The Madwoman of Chaillot"

Bonjour, Monsieur Giradoux

Calendar

Calendar

'Love' for People with Disabilities

Tennis tournament will raise funds for church respite center.

'Love' for People with Disabilities

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Health

Health

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

College Notes

College Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

A Long Wait to Vote

Presidential election brings high turnout and long lines.

A Long Wait to Vote

Coming Out, Sharing Their 'Journey'

Coming out can be political and personal.

Coming Out, Sharing Their 'Journey'

Another New School in Dixie

West Fairfax Elementary is being planned for Fairfax Corner area.

Another New School in Dixie

Chamber Celebrates 10 Years

McLean Chamber to mark the occasion with a gala, Nov. 6 at the Gannett building.

Chamber Celebrates 10 Years

Langley Flutist Named to All-USA High-School Band

Anna Devine, one of 11 flutists selected from around the United States.

Langley Flutist Named to All-USA High-School Band

Paul VI Picks President Bush

Private school conducts fourth mock election.

Paul VI Picks President Bush

Assessments To Stay at $100?

Burke Conservancy staff pledges this year’s general assessment reflects cost of the services provided.

Assessments To Stay at $100?

Portrait of Ramadan

Mohamed-Ameen family of Burke observes the holy month Ramadan in keeping with their Muslim beliefs.

Portrait of Ramadan

The Bard, Unplugged

Lake Braddock senior has written the music for two songs in "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

The Bard, Unplugged

Health

Health

School Notes

School Notes

Monday, November 1

This Week in Potomac 11-03-04

This Week in Potomac 11-03-04

St. Andrew’s Seeks Expansion

School can handle 495 students without changing traffic patterns, board says.

St. Andrew’s Seeks Expansion

Shabbat Dinner: Family Style

Shabbat Dinner: Family Style

Local Muslims Observe Ramadan

The month-long holy month will end with the festival of Eid al-Fitr.

Local Muslims Observe Ramadan

The Great School Divide

Issues surrounding Seven Locks Elementary, future Kendale School remain contentious.

The Great School Divide

After the Show

Democrats Party as Returns Roll In

After the Show

Arlington County Election Results

Arlington County Election Results

Lines Out the Door

Record numbers head for the polls in Potomac

Lines Out the Door