Stories for October 2004

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Thursday, October 28

Halloween Calendar

Halloween Calendar

CALENDAR

CALENDAR

Book Bank Moves to King Street

Used book store attracts new and old customers.

Book Bank Moves to King Street

Walking To Help the Homeless

Schools, churches and community groups join in effort.

Walking To Help the Homeless

One Dark Marriage

Show at MetroStage goes on despite technical difficulties.

One Dark Marriage

Real Estate

Real Estate

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Chase Ends In Prison

Judge gives the maximum sentence to man involved in police chase.

Chase Ends In Prison

Camps and Schools Notes

Camps and Schools Notes

Camps and Schools Notes

Camps and Schools Notes

Alexandria Telethon raises $103,000

Alexandria Telethon raises $103,000

Health Notes

Health Notes

News Briefs

News Briefs

New Letourneau Pipe Organ in Recital

Dr. Haig Mardirosian to perform at Nativity Lutheran Church.

New Letourneau Pipe Organ in Recital

Crime

Crime

People

People

Hurricane Relief

Alexandria Restaurants raise money for National Disaster Relief Fund.

Hurricane Relief

Absentee Voting Sites Open for Business

Record number of voters flock to polls to vote early.

Absentee Voting Sites Open for Business

Collingwood Springs Gets Ghoulish

Annual parade and party draws big crowd.

Collingwood Springs Gets Ghoulish

Neighborhood

Old Town

Neighborhood

Recalling Laura

Family and friends celebrate the life of Laura Lynam.

Recalling Laura

Survey Finds Alexandrians Content

Concerns were no surprise: traffic, taxes and schools.

Survey Finds Alexandrians Content

Local Dentists Volunteer Time and Services

UCM clients benefit from free dental work.

Local Dentists Volunteer Time and Services

Murder, Suicide Reported

City has first domestic violence death in two years.

Murder, Suicide Reported

Ten Thousand Villages Weaves World Together

The best weapon can be entreprenurism.

Ten Thousand Villages Weaves World Together

100 Years of 'People Helping People'

Local lodge achieves elite status

100 Years of 'People Helping People'

Council Focuses on Mirant

VDEQ proposes permit for Potomac River Plant.

Council Focuses on Mirant

Citizens Asked to Get Involved in Land use

Town Meeting emphasizes land use planning.

Citizens Asked to Get Involved in Land use

Police Beat

Police Beat

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Obituary

William St. John

Obituary

Preparing for Election Day

Record turnout expected in 2004 elections.

Preparing for Election Day

Forum Tackles Watershed

Forum Tackles Watershed

Class of 1954 Gathers

Small group comes together.

Class of 1954 Gathers

Habitat ReStore Opens

Non-profit group looking for donations and volunteers.

Habitat ReStore Opens

Suit Against IHS Now in Limbo

Suit Against IHS Now in Limbo

Mixed Results on Mixed Use

Kings Crossing meeting reveals stumbling blocks.

Mixed Results on Mixed Use

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Walking To Fight Breast Cancer

Tenth annual event bigger than ever.

Walking To Fight Breast Cancer

Faith

Faith

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Camps and Schools Notes

Camps and Schools Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Business Briefs

Business Briefs

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Schools

Schools

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Wednesday, October 27

Perils of Parking in Burke

Burke Centre residents seek signatures for measure to reclassify parking along community streets.

Perils of Parking in Burke

Local Astrologer Predicts Kerry Two-Term Winner

Local Astrologer Predicts Kerry Two-Term Winner

New House on Nutley

Council approves resubdivision.

New House on Nutley

Crime Report

Crime Report

School Board Approves Pohick Sale

School Board Approves Pohick Sale

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Loudoun GOP Ready to Rumble

Party members report increase in participation, voter registration.

Loudoun GOP Ready to Rumble

Club Celebrates 40 Years

Herndon's professional women look back.

Club Celebrates 40 Years

Neighbors Debate with Signs

In McLean and Great Falls residents are voicing their choices by putting up signs in their yards and their neighborhoods.

Neighbors Debate with Signs

Reston Set To Vote

At Lake Anne Plaza on Saturday afternoon, the upcoming election was on nearly everyone's mind.

Reston Set To Vote

Woman Arrested At Area Spa

Owner of the Spring Spa massage parlor is arrested on three charges, including pandering.

Woman Arrested At Area Spa

Supervisors Support Power Line Opponents

Board recommends alternative power line route.

Supervisors Support Power Line Opponents

Loudoun Gains Nearly 36,000 Voters

Democrats and Republicans both claim edge in upcoming election.

Loudoun Gains Nearly 36,000 Voters

Council Weighs 'Big Ticket' Projects

Council discusses how to approach two large projects.

Council Weighs 'Big Ticket' Projects

What's That Glow?

Vienna resident and friends carve hundreds of pumpkins, annually.

What's That Glow?

Spring Hill Elementary Students Clean Up Creek

Students Took Part in an International Coastal Cleanup Friday.

Spring Hill Elementary Students Clean Up Creek

Are Children Safe On-Line?

What parent's don't know could hurt their children.

Are Children Safe On-Line?

A Fund Drive That Pops

West Springfield Elementary students raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

A Fund Drive That Pops

A Little Shelf Magic

Volunteers at Kings Park Library in Burke did some much-needed 'shelf-reading' to put books back in the right spot, as part of Volunteer Fairfax's VolunteerFest last Saturday.

A Little Shelf Magic

Perils of Parking in Burke

Burke Centre residents seek signatures for measure to reclassify parking along community streets.

Perils of Parking in Burke

Playmakers Present 'Charlotte's Web'

Sterling Playmakers are rehearsing for the upcoming theater production.

Playmakers Present 'Charlotte's Web'

Clearview Elementary Makes History

School is first in county to operate Early Head Start program.

Clearview Elementary Makes History

Loudoun Healthcare, Inova Merge

$200 million merger will bring expanded services and locations to Loudoun County.

Loudoun Healthcare, Inova Merge

Bargains for Bibliophiles

Bargains for Bibliophiles

Victory for Preservationists

Developer fails to get "stop order" lifted.

Victory for Preservationists

Anselene Takes on National Role

Parks and Recreation director one of selected few.

Anselene Takes on National Role

Church Gets Rezoning Approval

Ox Hill Baptist Church to expand, build new sanctuary.

Church Gets Rezoning Approval

County Voters to Decide on Road Funding

Bond could generate $165 million for transportation improvements, but would that help?

County Voters to Decide on Road Funding

Trail of Fears

Ghosts, ghouls and ghastly grooms lurk at 8th annual Johnson Haunted Trail.

Trail of Fears

Streetscape Improvements Project

Streetscape Improvements Project

More Treats than Tricks

A Fairfax Station family turns its back yard into a 40-person Halloween production.

More Treats than Tricks

School Board Approves Pohick Sale

School Board Approves Pohick Sale

Three Proposals To Increase Residential Density

APR task force defers two decisions and rejects one.

Three Proposals To Increase Residential Density

Racing Against Time and $30 Million

Budget plays role in emergency response's greatest obstacle.

Racing Against Time and $30 Million

Assault Ends in Suicide

Assault Ends in Suicide

Getting the 'Juice' Flowing

City is considering buying power in bulk.

Getting the 'Juice' Flowing

Town of Reston?

Community leaders review proposal to make Reston an incorporated town.

Town of Reston?

Independent and United

Loudoun for Kerry provides place for John Kerry supporters to gather outside the Democratic Party.

Independent and United

Langley's Top-Flight Flutist

Anna Devine is one of 11 flutists named to All-USA High-School Band.

Langley's Top-Flight Flutist

Victory for Preservationists

Developer fails to get "stop order" lifted.

Victory for Preservationists

Celebrating Halloween Early

Ghosts and goblins run through Community Center

Celebrating Halloween Early

A Fund Drive That Pops

West Springfield Elementary students raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

A Fund Drive That Pops

Crime Report

Crime Report

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Crime Report

Crime Report

Progress, And Then Some

The school district's appeal resulted in two more schools qualifying for AYP.

Progress, And Then Some

Move to Build Larger Schools

School Board seeks public opinion on proposal to build larger schools.

Move to Build Larger Schools

Teachers Train To Fight Bullying

The school district has developed an anti-bullying program.

Teachers Train To Fight Bullying

3 Armed-Robberies in 1 Night

Police are investigating possibility that Monday night robberies are linked to earlier incidents.

3 Armed-Robberies in 1 Night

Public Schools Begin Taking Fingerprints

The school district has bought fingerprint machines to reduce the time it takes to do background checks on applicants.

Public Schools Begin Taking Fingerprints

Crime Report

Crime Report

Spring Hill Elementary Students Clean Up Creek

Students took part in an International Coastal Cleanup Friday.

Spring Hill Elementary Students Clean Up Creek

This Week in Potomac 10-27-04

This Week in Potomac 10-27-04

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

A Concert for Dennis

West Springfield ensemble performs musical piece commissioned for conductor Dennis J. Zeisler.

A Concert for Dennis

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Three Proposals To Increase Residential Density

APR task force defers two decisions and rejects one.

Three Proposals To Increase Residential Density

Garfield Gets a Makeover

Elementary school benefits from VolunteerFest.

Garfield Gets a Makeover

District 4 Fiercely Contested

Valerie Ervin and Sheldon Fishman trade barbs over a variety of issues.

District 4 Fiercely Contested

Competing for Katie

Springfield mother competes in the Marine Corps Marathon to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Competing for Katie

Crime Report

Crime Report

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Striking a Deal for Potomac

Carol Van Dam Falk is the new president of the WMCCA.

Striking a Deal for Potomac

School Board Approves Pohick Sale

School Board Approves Pohick Sale

Life of the Parties

Potomac gives $4.22 million to political candidates and parties.

Life of the Parties

Calendar Ongoing

Calendar Ongoing

Art Scene

Art Scene

Potomac Artist Plays with Shapes and Colors

Profile

Potomac Artist Plays with Shapes and Colors

Statue Dumped In Lake

Pranksters removed the Robert Simon statue from Lake Anne early Saturday morning.

Statue Dumped In Lake

Crime Report

Crime Report

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

McLean Man Jailed for Bribery Charge

McLean Man Jailed for Bribery Charge

Assault Ends in Suicide at Tysons

Police say a McLean man sexually assaulted a co-worker and then took his own life.

Assault Ends in Suicide at Tysons

Assault Ends in Suicide

Assault Ends in Suicide

A Fund Drive That Pops

West Springfield Elementary students raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

A Fund Drive That Pops

Roundups

Roundups

Hundreds Give Back to Fairfax

Hundreds Give Back to Fairfax

Marine Corps Marathon

29th annual event criss-crosses Arlington streets

Marine Corps Marathon

Iraq Hero Honored

Trey Cram receiving medal for his actions during Operation Iraqi Freedom II.

Iraq Hero Honored

Go-Ahead for Clarendon Views

County Board approves funding for affordable housing plan on church property

Go-Ahead for Clarendon Views

School board considers limiting county-wide program to Washington-Lee.

School board considers limiting county-wide program to Washington-Lee.

Voters to Decide on Transportation

Ballot question asks for more than $50 million

Voters to Decide on Transportation

Health Notes

Health Notes

Get Ready For Goblin Gallop

Get Ready For Goblin Gallop

Retirement Could Require More Work

Older workers work past retirement age for many reasons.

Retirement Could Require More Work

A Little Shelf Magic

Volunteers at Kings Park Library in Burke did some much-needed 'shelf-reading' to put books back in the right spot, as part of Volunteer Fairfax's VolunteerFest last Saturday.

A Little Shelf Magic

Small Sampling of Locals Choose Bush

Small Sampling of Locals Choose Bush

Moran Tests the Water

Gunston middleschoolers take water samples to study and save the environment

Moran Tests the Water

Neighbors Debate with Signs

In McLean and Great Falls residents are voicing their choices by putting up signs in their yards and their neighborhoods.

Neighbors Debate with Signs

Students Learn about Computer Security

Students Learn about Computer Security

Virginia Run Helps the Homeless

Virginia Run Helps the Homeless

Crime Report

Crime Report

MCA Debates Economic Development

Gordon, Cuccinelli square off in community forum.

MCA Debates Economic Development

Politics for the Every Day Voter

Arlingtonians engage in spin-less debate aimed at informing voters without the rhetoric that has become commonplace

Politics for the Every Day Voter

More Treats than Tricks

A Fairfax Station family turns its back yard into a 40-person Halloween production.

More Treats than Tricks

Tuesday, October 26

Calendar

Calendar

Reston Community Players Present “Mame”

Broadway classic opens season

Reston Community Players Present “Mame”

From Business School to Handbag Designer

Fairfax woman designs and creates elegant handbags.

From Business School to Handbag Designer

Business

Business

Seasonal Safety Check-up

End of Daylight Savings Time means replacing smoke detector batteries.

Seasonal Safety Check-up

Local Singer/Songwriter Margot MacDonald Releases Debut Album

Local Singer/Songwriter Margot MacDonald Releases Debut Album

Live Music

Live Music

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

People

People

McLean Homeowners Fight Assessments

New RPA regulations lead to land-use constrictions, excess taxes, residents say.

McLean Homeowners Fight Assessments

Bringing the Civil War to Life

Great Falls novelist to release third book, the story of a teenage girl during the Civil War.

Bringing the Civil War to Life

Seniors in Action

Seniors in Action

Neighbors Not Neighborly This Election

Political signs on front yards show unity and differences on Woodland Drive.

Neighbors Not Neighborly This Election

Halloween Calendar

Halloween Calendar

MCA Wants Better School Funding

Association asks for more back for education from tax contributions.

MCA Wants Better School Funding

McLean Homeowners Fight Assessments

New RPA regulations lead to land-use constrictions, excess taxes, residents say.

McLean Homeowners Fight Assessments

Thursday, October 21

Staff: Reject Most CPAMs

Seventeen of 20 comprehensive plan amendment applications said not to meet county's criteria.

Staff: Reject Most CPAMs

Four Parks on Referendum

Residents can cast one vote for or against funding four parks projects on the Nov. 2 ballot.

Four Parks on Referendum

Wednesday, October 20

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Crime Report

Crime Report

George Mason Hosts Entrepreneur Summit

George Mason Hosts Entrepreneur Summit

Mount Vernon High School Hosts Homecoming

Floats, football game and dance provide plenty of activity.

Mount Vernon High School Hosts Homecoming

Crime Report

Crime Report

'Thinking Outside the Car'

The Tour de Lee is back for its fifth year of biking around the Lee District.

'Thinking Outside the Car'

Bring in the Noise

Homecoming at Lake Braddock and Hayfield Secondary schools pumps up the volume with a pep rally and a parade.

Bring in the Noise

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Hybla Valley Man Held

Girlfriend implicated in his wife’s stabbing.

Hybla Valley Man Held

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

School Notes

School Notes

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Seniors in Action

Seniors in Action

Rules for Civil Discourse

Applying to City Council what may not have been learned in kindergarten.

Rules for Civil Discourse

Potomac School Hosts Election Debate

Heads of Democratic Committee, Bush Re-Election Team face off.

Potomac School Hosts Election Debate

Jewish Community

Jewish Community

Calendar

Calendar

HCTV-23

HCTV-23

Pohick Land Deal Moves Forward

Board of Supervisors agrees with the School Board’s decision to return land to a private developer.

Pohick Land Deal Moves Forward

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

News Briefs

News Briefs

Health Notes

Health Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith

Faith

School Bond on the Ballot

Washington-Lee to get new home if bond is approved

School Bond on the Ballot

Dining In: Friday Night at the Fire Station

Dinner with local fire and paramedics can get cold.

Dining In: Friday Night at the Fire Station

College Notes

College Notes

Police Beat

Police Beat

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Calendar

Calendar

Fire Causes $300,000 Damage to Home

Fire Causes $300,000 Damage to Home

News Briefs

News Briefs

News Briefs

News Briefs

Candidates Focus on Families

Questions from local community groups highlight differences.

Candidates Focus on Families

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

VolunteerFest set for Saturday

Opportunities exist to volunteer locally.

VolunteerFest set for Saturday

YMCA Chief Stepping Down

Since opening Reston YMCA four years ago, Robert Conklin has worked to ensure services are available to everyone.

YMCA Chief Stepping Down

EEOC Files Suit against Arlington Business

Feds charge Convention Stores with racial and sexual discrimination.

EEOC Files Suit against Arlington Business

EcoVoce Celebrates Birdsong

EcoVoce Celebrates Birdsong

Crime Report

Crime Report

Fairlee Decision Deferred

About 110 citizens testify in late-night hearing.

Fairlee Decision Deferred

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Get Ready For 11th Annual Goblin Gallop

Get Ready For 11th Annual Goblin Gallop

Faith

Faith

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Calendar

Calendar

News Briefs

News Briefs

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Great Falls Crime

Great Falls Crime

Polka Party Draws Dancers

Polka king keeps the crowd hopping.

Polka Party Draws Dancers

Mr. Gibby Rides in Style

Mount Vernon debuts new riding chair.

Mr. Gibby Rides in Style

Eagle Scout Builds Footbridge

Peter Tobiassen and friends replace worn-out footbridge on a walking trail

Eagle Scout Builds Footbridge

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Health Notes

Health Notes

Family Fun At Mount Vernon

Family Fun At Mount Vernon

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Looking for a Few Good Members

More members will provide better representation of residents, president says

Looking for a Few Good Members

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Tour Lee District

The Tour de Lee is back for its fifth year of biking around the Lee District

Tour Lee District

History Wins, Business Loses

Running a business in the Old and Historic District presents certain challenges.

History Wins, Business Loses

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Taxicab Robberies May Be Linked

Police are working together to identify suspects.

Taxicab Robberies May Be Linked

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Parking or Green Space?

Designing a waterfront plan for Alexandria.

Parking or Green Space?

School Notes

School Notes

Bike Trip Funds Strings Scholarships

Bike Trip Funds Strings Scholarships

Faith

Faith

Real Estate

Real Estate

Schools Notes

Schools Notes

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Signs Suffer from Partisan Trespassing

Bush and Kerry signs destroyed, taken.

Signs Suffer from Partisan Trespassing

Bike Trip Funds Strings Scholarships

Bike Trip Funds Strings Scholarships

Growing Arts Enclave

Arts-oriented shops populate Reston business park.

Growing Arts Enclave

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Crime

Crime

Crime Report

Crime Report

School Notes

School Notes

McNair Builds Diverse Community

Elementary school trying new tactics to improve learning and unite community.

McNair Builds Diverse Community

Counseling Center Opens

Northern Virginia Counseling Group re-opens in town.

Counseling Center Opens

Students Rate Fish Nuggets

Arlington students sample a healthier menu

Students Rate Fish Nuggets

Firefighters Train for Challenge

County firefighters get fit and stay fit for the job as well as the challenge in Las Vegas

Firefighters Train for Challenge

Halloween Calendar

Halloween Calendar

West Springfield’s Singing Cop on Beat

Officer Laura Zambron keeps her love for music alive as singer for the Fairfax County Police Department Honor Guard.

West Springfield’s Singing Cop on Beat

Camps and Schools Notes

Camps and Schools Notes

School Buys Back Panda Statue

The Hunters Woods Elementary School's PTA is asking parents and community members to help pay the panda's $4,000 price.

School Buys Back Panda Statue

Marching Against Homelessness

Marching Against Homelessness

Kaylor's Memory Honored in Army 10-Miler Run

Kaylor's Memory Honored in Army 10-Miler Run

West Springfield’s Singing Cop on Beat

Officer Laura Zambron keeps her love for music alive as singer for the Fairfax County Police Department Honor Guard.

West Springfield’s Singing Cop on Beat

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Looking for a Few Good Members

More members will provide better representation of residents, president says

Looking for a Few Good Members

Homecoming Cooks for Lee, West Springfield

Lee and West Springfield High School celebrate their homecoming festivities with floats, a battle of the bands, and a chili cookoff.

Homecoming Cooks for Lee, West Springfield

Health Notes

Health Notes

Project Discovery Helps Students

Project Discovery Helps Students

Voters Select Three for RCC

Voters Select Three for RCC

Health Notes

Health Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

Bike Trip Funds Strings Scholarships

Bike Trip Funds Strings Scholarships

Camps & Schools Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

Leaf Collection Time Is Here

Mulching, Composting to be conducted after collection in most areas.

Leaf Collection Time Is Here

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Health Notes

Health Notes

Schools

Schools

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Bring in the Noise

Homecoming at Lake Braddock and Hayfield Secondary schools pumps up the volume with a pep rally and a parade.

Bring in the Noise

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

School Notes

School Notes

World Market Opens in Tysons

World Market Opens in Tysons

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Reston Man Charged in Federal Embezzlement

While director of automobile crash testing center, Nabih E. Bedewi allegedly stole as much as $600,000.

Reston Man Charged in Federal Embezzlement

VolunteerFest Set for Saturday

Opportunities exist to volunteer locally.

VolunteerFest Set for Saturday

Crime

Crime

Seniors Air Concerns about Health Care

Seniors Air Concerns about Health Care

Crime

Crime

Girl Scout Troop Cleans Up Riverbend Park

Scouts from Troop 2486 volunteer to help keep Riverbend Park beautiful

Girl Scout Troop Cleans Up Riverbend Park

11th District: Thomas M. Davis III

11th District: Thomas M. Davis III

Raining on West Springfield's Parade

Rain causes West Springfield to cancel its parade, but festivities continue

Raining on West Springfield's Parade

Chamber Hosts Candidate Forum

8th Congressional District candidates present their views.

Chamber Hosts Candidate Forum

Crime Report

Crime Report

Volunteers Play Campaign Role

Phone canvassing and sign distribution part of their job description.

Volunteers Play Campaign Role

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Air & Space Museum Expands

Air & Space Museum Expands

Not For Sale

Not For Sale

Bond Benefits Sully Fields, Parks, Trails

Bond Benefits Sully Fields, Parks, Trails

A Divided WFCCA OKs Mission Plan

A Divided WFCCA OKs Mission Plan

Crime Notes

Crime Notes

News Brief

News Brief

Potomac School Hosts Election Debate

Heads of Democratic Committee, Bush Re-Election Team face off.

Potomac School Hosts Election Debate

Health Notes

Health Notes

Raining on West Springfield's Parade

Rain causes West Springfield to cancel its Homecoming parade, but festivities continue.

Raining on West Springfield's Parade

Health Notes

Health Notes

Pohick Land Deal Moves Forward

Board of Supervisors agrees with the School Board’s decision to return land to a private developer.

Pohick Land Deal Moves Forward

Learning To Make the Right 'CHOICES'

A six-week program for eighth graders teaches the importance of making good decisions, for high school and beyond.

Learning To Make the Right 'CHOICES'

Studying the Environment

Studying the Environment

Hospital Opens New Wing

Virginia Hospital Center is set to open a new 530,000 square foot wing Saturday

Hospital Opens New Wing

Calendar

Calendar

Alexandria Diner Open for Business

Come and enjoy it while you can.

Alexandria Diner Open for Business

Council Prepares for Hearing

Council Prepares for Hearing

Credit-Card Crimes, Larceny Yield Jail

Credit-Card Crimes, Larceny Yield Jail

Fairlee Decision Deferred

About 110 citizens testify in late-night hearing.

Fairlee Decision Deferred

Faith

Faith

Dominion Angers More Residents

Alternate transmission routes run through neighborhoods

Dominion Angers More Residents

Proposals to Lessen Airport Noise

In some Arlington neighborhoods, jet noise from National Airport is "number one complaint."

Proposals to Lessen Airport Noise

T.C. Senior Dies in Crash

Laura Lynam, 17, member of crew team.

T.C. Senior Dies in Crash

'Warrior' Addresses HHS

Surprise guest holds nothing back with HHS freshmen.

'Warrior' Addresses HHS

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Digital Schoolhouse Opens in Herndon

Focus is to teach elementary school children about technology.

Digital Schoolhouse Opens in Herndon

Broad Run Students Get ‘Reality Check’

Program is designed to show students costs of living.

Broad Run Students Get ‘Reality Check’

Real Estate

Real Estate

Bring in the Noise

Homecoming at Lake Braddock and Hayfield Secondary schools pumps up the volume with a pep rally and a parade.

Bring in the Noise

Health Notes

Health Notes

Come to Clifton for Haunted Halloween

Come to Clifton for Haunted Halloween

Local Woman, 91, Aces 3-Mile Walk

Local Woman, 91, Aces 3-Mile Walk

Pohick Land Deal Moves Forward

Board of Supervisors agrees with the School Board’s decision to return land to a private developer.

Pohick Land Deal Moves Forward

Apartments Saved

New development shunned in favor of history.

Apartments Saved

When To Start School?

School Board seeks comment on whether to open school before or after Labor Day.

When To Start School?

Council Appoints Mirant Monitoring Group

Council Roundup

Council Appoints Mirant Monitoring Group

Health Notes

Health Notes

Teacher Donates Kidney

Faith, importance of family made Stone Bridge teacher's decision easy.

Teacher Donates Kidney

Learning To Make the Right 'CHOICES'

A six-week program for eighth graders teaches the importance of making good decisions, for high school and beyond.

Learning To Make the Right 'CHOICES'

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Great Falls Friends Need Volunteers

Without a surge in help, 4th of July Events May Be Canceled

Great Falls Friends Need Volunteers

Try to Avoid a 'Tricky' Halloween

Safety tips for a safe and fun Halloween.

Try to Avoid a 'Tricky' Halloween

VolunteerFest set for Saturday

Opportunities exist to volunteer locally.

VolunteerFest set for Saturday

Night of 1,000 Stories

Parents and children enjoyed music and browsed through thousands of books at Forestville Elementary

Night of 1,000 Stories

Fall Fairs Attract Crowds

Weather cooperates — sort of.

Fall Fairs Attract Crowds

Teachers Fight Bullying

Teachers Fight Bullying

Alexandria Diner Open for Business

Come and enjoy it while you can.

Alexandria Diner Open for Business

Tuesday, October 19

Political Activists of All Kinds

Potomac is home to top volunteers for Bush, Kerry.

Political Activists of All Kinds

This Week in Potomac 10-20-04

This Week in Potomac 10-20-04

Cougars Come Home

Rain forces some Homecoming activities inside.

Cougars Come Home

Return the Bricks?

Return the Bricks?

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Le Takes On BOE President Cox

Challenger says system needs a change.

Le Takes On BOE President Cox

Arcola School to be Razed

Arcola School to be Razed

‘What Good Citizens Should Be’

Daniel and Susan Pereles honored as Potomac Citizens of the Year

‘What Good Citizens Should Be’

Safeway Eyes Expansion

West Montgomery Is following several Potomac land-use issues.

Safeway Eyes Expansion

Scout Creates Bilingual Trail Guide

Churchill student designs a nature trail at Locust Grove Nature Center.

Scout Creates Bilingual Trail Guide

Live Music

Live Music

Karin Currie: "Businessperson of the Year."

Karin Currie: "Businessperson of the Year."

Move to Build Larger Schools

School Board seeks public opinion on proposal to build larger schools.

Move to Build Larger Schools

'Freak' Dancing Declines

'Freak' Dancing Declines

Town Stands Up to a Utility Giant

Vienna Town Council tells Verizon to play by the rules.

Town Stands Up to a Utility Giant

Political Action Figures

This year's volunteer is next year's voter.

Political Action Figures

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Getting to Know..

Dr. Christine Puchalski

Getting to Know..

Political Action Figures

This year's volunteer is next year's voter.

Political Action Figures

Wind, Rain Can't Shut Down "Arlington's Biggest Party."

Clarendon Day Held last Saturday.

Wind, Rain Can't Shut Down "Arlington's Biggest Party."

Bond Vote for Schools

Voters will decide whether to support $92.6 million in bonds to support renovations, construction and land acquisitions.

Bond Vote for Schools

Retiring Faded Glory

American Legion Post conducts flag disposal ceremony.

Retiring Faded Glory

Supervisors Support Power Line Opponents

Board recommends alternative power line route.

Supervisors Support Power Line Opponents

Thursday, October 14

Iraq War Splits Voters, Congressional Candidates

Wolf and Socas disagree on U.S. progress in Iraq.

Iraq War Splits Voters, Congressional Candidates

Iraq War Splits Voters, Congressional Candidates

Wolf and Socas disagree on U.S. progress in Iraq.

Iraq War Splits Voters, Congressional Candidates

Tri-County Parkway Concerns Residents

Many say it will bring more traffic here and cut through Bull Run Park.

Tri-County Parkway Concerns Residents

Wednesday, October 13

Health Notes

Health Notes

School Notes

School Notes

College Notes

College Notes

College Notes

College Notes

Homework Help

Online tutorial assists students with their assignments.

Homework Help

Homework Help

Online tutorial assists students with their assignments.

Homework Help

Camps and Schools Notes

Camps and Schools Notes

College Notes

College Notes

Camps and Schools Notes

Camps and Schools Notes

Homework Help

Online tutorial assists students with their assignments.

Homework Help

Schools Notes

Schools Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Camps and Schools Notes

Camps and Schools Notes

College Notes

College Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Schools

Schools

Camps & Schools Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

Homework Help

Online tutorial assists students with their assignments.

Homework Help

Faith

Faith

Faith

Faith

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith

Faith

Faith

Faith

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith

Faith

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health Department Issues Flu Shot Advisory

Health Department Issues Flu Shot Advisory

Fairfax Foster Children Ready for Homes

International organization turns to assist locally.

Fairfax Foster Children Ready for Homes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Alexandria Country Day School on the Move

Summer workshops and special visitor keep students busy.

Alexandria Country Day School on the Move

Mount Vernon Orchestra Becomes Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

Ul James continues to lead group as it grows and expands into new venue.

Mount Vernon Orchestra Becomes Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

Nightlife

Nightlife

Halloween Calendar

Halloween Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Ongoing

Ongoing

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar

Calendar

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Calendar

Calendar

HCTV-23

HCTV-23

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Ongoing

Ongoing

CALENDAR

CALENDAR

Calendar

Calendar

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Inova Lawsuit Dismissed — For Now

Voluntary dismissal described as "tactical."

Inova Lawsuit Dismissed — For Now

Planning Commission Maintains Its Control

"By-right" applications challenge SUP process.

Planning Commission Maintains Its Control

Seaport Day

Seaport Day

People

People

Taste of Mexico on Mt. Vernon Ave.

Los Tios Grille opens.

Taste of Mexico on Mt. Vernon Ave.

13th Annual Canine Games

13th Annual Canine Games

New Bridge Takes Shape

New Bridge Takes Shape

Parents Voice Outrage on Redistricting

North Arlington parents call on school board to find alternatives.

Parents Voice Outrage on Redistricting

Columbus Day in Pumpkinville

Children of all ages took in the sights and sounds of Columbus Day at the annual Fall Festival at Burke Nursery.

Columbus Day in Pumpkinville

War Splits Congressional Candidates

Moran, Cheney and Hurysz disagree on U.S. progress in Iraq.

War Splits Congressional Candidates

Are You Ready for the Worst?

Braddock District hosts an Emergency Preparedness Clinic on Tuesday at Kings Park Library.

Are You Ready for the Worst?

Council's Turn to Speak on T.C. Question

Who pays?" Still the question.

Council's Turn to Speak on T.C. Question

Environmentalist Activist Dies

Michael J. Coda dies after struggle with cancer.

Environmentalist Activist Dies

City Funds Redirected for Shopping Promotion

Here Come The Holidays — Ready Or Not

City Funds Redirected for Shopping Promotion

Eclectic Nature

House and Garden comes to Mt. Vernon Avenue.

Eclectic Nature

Arlingtonians Invest Time in Politics

Volunteering on the campaign trail for Democratic and Republican candidates.

Arlingtonians Invest Time in Politics

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Woman Charged In Nursing Home Neglect Case

Woman Charged In Nursing Home Neglect Case

Father of the Occoquan

John D. Ringle of Fairfax Station was honored for his contributions to the county through the development of 5-acre lots in 11 communities.

Father of the Occoquan

Students Reach Out to Teens

New resource center at Yorktown High School helps students get involved.

Students Reach Out to Teens

Skateboard Park Opens

Arlington skaters get a home in Powhatan Springs Park.

Skateboard Park Opens

Iraq War Splits Voters, Congressional Candidates

Davis and Longmyer disagree on U.S. progress in Iraq.

Iraq War Splits Voters, Congressional Candidates

Ethiopian Community Holds Coffee Ceremony

Traditional Ritual from the Birthplace of Coffee Demonstrated

Ethiopian Community Holds Coffee Ceremony

CALENDAR

CALENDAR

News Briefs

News Briefs

Removing Speed from the 'Speedway'

Fairfax County Police have launched a new initiative to slow down speeders on the Fairfax County Parkway.

Removing Speed from the 'Speedway'

Best Practices Summit Identifies Gaps

Next step is a plan to meet needs.

Best Practices Summit Identifies Gaps

Service Commemorates Firefighters' Sacrifice

An annual tribute remembers those who sacrificed for others.

Service Commemorates Firefighters' Sacrifice

Drawing Community Lines in Lorton

Boundary meeting attendees call for a 'community school' in Lorton.

Drawing Community Lines in Lorton

War Splits Congressional Candidates

Moran, Cheney and Hurysz disagree on U.S. progress in Iraq.

War Splits Congressional Candidates

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Chantilly Man Charged With 11 Financial Crimes

Chantilly Man Charged With 11 Financial Crimes

WFCM Director Discusses Plight of Local Poor

WFCM Director Discusses Plight of Local Poor

18 Months Prison for Embezzlement

18 Months Prison for Embezzlement

More Prison Time for Quentin Jones

More Prison Time for Quentin Jones

Man Charged with Doughnut Store Robbery

Man Charged with Doughnut Store Robbery

$350,000 Pediatric Face Lift

$350,000 Pediatric Face Lift

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

News Briefs

News Briefs

Removing Speed from the 'Speedway'

Fairfax County Police have launched a new initiative to slow down speeders on the Fairfax County Parkway.

Removing Speed from the 'Speedway'

News Briefs

News Briefs

Chantilly Man Charged With 11 Financial Crimes

Chantilly Man Charged With 11 Financial Crimes

Iraq War Splits Voters, Congressional Candidates

Davis and Longmyer disagree on U.S. progress in Iraq.

Iraq War Splits Voters, Congressional Candidates

Drawing Community Lines in Lorton

Boundary meeting attendees call for a 'community school' in Lorton.

Drawing Community Lines in Lorton

Seid Attends Leadership Conference

Seid Attends Leadership Conference

Are You Ready for the Worst?

Braddock District hosts an Emergency Preparedness Clinic on Tuesday at Kings Park Library.

Are You Ready for the Worst?

Father of the Occoquan

John D. Ringle of Fairfax Station was honored for his contributions to the county through the development of 5-acre lots in 11 communities.

Father of the Occoquan

Man Charged in Store Robbery

Man Charged in Store Robbery

WFCM Director Discusses Plight of Local Poor

WFCM Director Discusses Plight of Local Poor

18 Months Prison for Embezzlement

18 Months Prison for Embezzlement

More Prison Time for Quentin Jones

More Prison Time for Quentin Jones

Man Charged with Doughnut Store Robbery

Man Charged with Doughnut Store Robbery

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Aftertaste of Great Falls Delightful

Commuity turns out in droves to support local businesses and try new dishes

Aftertaste of Great Falls Delightful

Searching for Answers

Fund-raiser to support reward fund in two-year-old murder case

Searching for Answers

Flu Shot Clinics Canceled

Local organizations have learned that only those in high priority groups are eligible for the influenza vaccine.

Flu Shot Clinics Canceled

Keeping and Building Character

Great Falls family preserves and improves on an old farmhouse.

Keeping and Building Character

Seeking Options For Waterline

THE GFCA and Water Authority look for alternatives to extending the waterline

Seeking Options For Waterline

Langley Ladies Who Garden

School grounds bloom under the direction of one grandmother

Langley Ladies Who Garden

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Langley Ladies Who Garden

School grounds bloom under the direction of one grandmother.

Langley Ladies Who Garden

Breaking the Language Barrier

The Sheriff’s Office is taking several steps to increase the number of deputies who can speak Spanish.

Breaking the Language Barrier

VDOT Mulls Over Lane Change

Meeting to explore proposed expansion to one-lane bridge on Walker.

VDOT Mulls Over Lane Change

MOMS President Admires Mothers and Fathers

MOMS President Admires Mothers and Fathers

Curves Opens Third Location in Area

Owners excited about expanded space in Sacramento Center.

Curves Opens Third Location in Area

Inova Lawsuit Dismissed — For Now

Voluntary dismissal described as "tactical."

Inova Lawsuit Dismissed — For Now

Junior Cotillion Going Strong

Director receives several awards.

Junior Cotillion Going Strong

A Statesmanlike Homecoming

A Statesmanlike Homecoming

MCA Reverses Park Bond Stance

McLean Citizens Association will support park bond after meeting with Park Authority

MCA Reverses Park Bond Stance

Teaching Fire Safety

Fire station hosts open house.

Teaching Fire Safety

Overturned Truck Halts Toll Road

Overturned Truck Halts Toll Road

Flu Shot Clinics Canceled

Local organizations have learned thta only those in high priority groups are eligible for the influenza vaccine.

Flu Shot Clinics Canceled

Fall’s the Time for Fairs

Many more scheduled for upcoming weekends.

Fall’s the Time for Fairs

Mount Vernon Orchestra Becomes Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

Ul James continues to lead group as it grows and expands into new venue.

Mount Vernon Orchestra Becomes Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

Library Events

Library Events

Fort Belvoir Dedicates New Chapel

A prototype for bases throughout the U.S.

Fort Belvoir Dedicates New Chapel

Langley Ladies Who Garden

Langley Ladies Who Garden

Greenspring Basks in Own Polls

Greenspring Village's self-contained polling place has been a success.

Greenspring Basks in Own Polls

News Briefs

News Briefs

Removing Speed from the 'Speedway'

Fairfax County Police have launched a new initiative to slow down speeders on the Fairfax County Parkway.

Removing Speed from the 'Speedway'

Man Charged in Store Robbery

Man Charged in Store Robbery

Springfield’s Singing Cop on the Beat

Officer Laura Zambron keeps her love for music alive as singer for the Fairfax County Police Department Honor Guard.

Springfield’s Singing Cop on the Beat

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Forest Edge Says Good-Bye to 'Lil'

Forest Edge Says Good-Bye to 'Lil'

Drawing Community Lines in Lorton

Boundary meeting attendees call for a 'community school' in Lorton.

Drawing Community Lines in Lorton

War Splits Congressional Candidates

Moran, Cheney and Hurysz disagree on U.S. progress in Iraq.

War Splits Congressional Candidates

Davis Criticizes Longmyer for Ties to Controversial Lawmaker

Davis Criticizes Longmyer for Ties to Controversial Lawmaker

Police Beat

Police Beat

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

News Briefs

News Briefs

Crime

Crime

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime Report

Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime Log

Crime Log

Park Bond Would Raise $75 Million

Bond would provide funding for a variety of park and recreation services.

Park Bond Would Raise $75 Million

Crime

Crime

Crime Log

Crime Log

Crime Report

Crime Report

Tuesday, October 12

Library Thanks Volunteers

Appreciation night of music, food, awards.

Library Thanks Volunteers

A Million Here, A Million There

Largely noncontroversial items dominate City Council meeting.

A Million Here, A Million There

From History to Toilets

Providence Area Plan Review makes first two recommendations.

From History to Toilets

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Yard Sale Returns

New rules are in place to make community yard sale more manageable.

Yard Sale Returns

Live Music

Live Music

Planning Notebook

Planning Passes Zoning Change

Planning Notebook

School District Violated Rights

Federal judge rules school system discriminated when administrators removed bricks with the Latin cross symbol on them.

School District Violated Rights

Board Considers Class Size Policy

School Board chairman John Andrews raises questions about proposed guideline.

Board Considers Class Size Policy

Construction Brought to Halt

‘Stop work’ order issued against Courtland Woods subdivision near Oatlands.

Construction Brought to Halt

IBM Expands Fair Lakes Operations

Computer firm adds 1,250 new jobs to its Fair Lakes offices.

IBM Expands Fair Lakes Operations

Walk and Talk for Affordable Housing

Walk and Talk for Affordable Housing

Arts Center Moves Forward

Arts Center Moves Forward

Man Kills Himself after Standoff

Man Kills Himself after Standoff

Fun at Fairfax's Fall Festival

Annual Fall Festival draws crowds to Old Town Fairfax.

Fun at Fairfax's Fall Festival

Legion Retires Old Glory

Legion Retires Old Glory

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Potomac Feminist, Author Keeps Busy

Sonia Pressman Fuentes co-founded the National Organization for Women.

Potomac Feminist, Author Keeps Busy

Take Time Out to Help Out

VolunteerFest set for Saturday, Oct. 23.

Take Time Out to Help Out

Home Design Pioneer Comes to Area

Home design expert Mary Gilliatt gives a talk and signs books in Annandale.

Home Design Pioneer Comes to Area

Snapshot

Snapshot

Arts Center Moves Forward

Arts Center Moves Forward

Serving Those In Need

Doctors spend week in Peru treating 100 patients.

Serving Those In Need

Arts Week

Clowning around

Arts Week

Seniors in Action

Seniors in Action

Take Time Out to Help Out

VolunteerFest set for Saturday, Oct. 23.

Take Time Out to Help Out

Open House at The Fire House

Countywide event promotes fire safety education.

Open House at The Fire House

Fairfax's $86.8 Million Question

City of Fairfax voters will decide on bond for school renovations.

Fairfax's $86.8 Million Question

Supervisors Consider Tax Reform

Board of Supervisors wants to study two legislative initiatives further before deciding whether to support them.

Supervisors Consider Tax Reform

From History to Toilets

Providence Area Plan Review makes first two recommendations

From History to Toilets

Fire Station Opens Up

Community visits the station house.

Fire Station Opens Up

Religion in Politics

Representatives from local Jewish, Catholic and Muslim communities will hold a public discussion next weekend.

Religion in Politics

40 Years of Architecture, Design

Five Reston homes will be open to visitors on the Reston House Tour.

40 Years of Architecture, Design

Loss of Flu Vaccinations Affects Area Clinics

How will local health agencies deal with vaccine shortage?

Loss of Flu Vaccinations Affects Area Clinics

Church Aids War Orphans

Members of the United Christian Parish are working to better the lives of impoverished children whose parents were killed in the Rwanda genocide or by HIV/AIDS.

Church Aids War Orphans

Loss of Flu Vaccinations Affects Area Clinics

How will local health agencies deal with vaccine shortage?

Loss of Flu Vaccinations Affects Area Clinics

Civil War Takes Over Herndon

The Battle of Chantilly is reenacted at Frying Pan Park.

Civil War Takes Over Herndon

Chamber Reaches Out

Committee seeks out Hispanic businesses

Chamber Reaches Out

Sensible Limits or Devastating Cuts?

Ficker’s ‘Question A’ could force $100 million in cuts, say opponents.

Sensible Limits or Devastating Cuts?

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Voters to Decide on Road Funding

Bond could generate $165 million for transportation improvements, but would that help?

Voters to Decide on Road Funding

Residents Oppose 20 Development Proposals

Citizens voice concerns about overcrowding of roads, schools.

Residents Oppose 20 Development Proposals

Resolution Cites Null

Resolution Cites Null

Abrams, Lange Differ on Issues

Both say no to surplussing Potomac school sites.

Abrams, Lange Differ on Issues

Wednesday, October 6

Peter Piper Turns 50

McLean preschool has educated several generations.

Peter Piper Turns 50

People

People

Outdoor Dining Expands

Pedestrians and diners share the sidewalk.

Outdoor Dining Expands

Getting Around

Potomac Women of Legal, Artistic and Musical Note

Getting Around

Calendar

Calendar

Muddy Waters Run to Lake Braddock

Runoff from construction at Lake Braddock Secondary School has spilled into a nearby lake.

Muddy Waters Run to Lake Braddock

Voters to Decide on North Tract Plan

‘Yes’ on bond will allow park to be built along the Potomac.

Voters to Decide on North Tract Plan

City's Best Friend Has Own Slogan: 'It's All About Alex'

Don't knock a dog's life in this city.

City's Best Friend Has Own Slogan: 'It's All About Alex'

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Denis to Speak at West Montgomery Meeting

Many land-use issues pending for discussion at first meeting of the year.

Denis to Speak at West Montgomery Meeting

A Home for Squirrels to Heal

Springfield’s Phyllis Zupsic takes care of squirrels in her home as a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

A Home for Squirrels to Heal

Sexual Offenses Increasing

By Carla Branch

Sexual Offenses Increasing

Burke's Hats Win Top Prize

Kathleen Burke has won an Oxygen Network contest with her local business, SunStuff.

Burke's Hats Win Top Prize

Celebrating 30 Years of Irish Service

Why travel to Ireland?

Celebrating 30 Years of Irish Service

Truck Traffic Redirected

Council is prohibiting truck traffic on the 300 block of S. Henry Street.

Truck Traffic Redirected

Seniors in Action

Seniors in Action

College Notes

College Notes

Question C Could Shake Up Council

Political and civic groups are split over whether a council of nine individual district members would be better.

Question C Could Shake Up Council

McLeanite Turns 100

Mary Poole celebrates 100 years and several oldest living honors

McLeanite Turns 100

This Week in Potomac 10-06-04

This Week in Potomac 10-06-04

Fire Prevention — A National Call

Fire Prevention — A National Call

Charitable Giving Made Easy

You don’t have to be Bill Gates to be a philanthropist in Montgomery County.

Charitable Giving Made Easy

Faith

Faith

Fashion Forward in Alexandria

Fashion Forward in Alexandria

Arlington's Youth Results

Arlington's Youth Results

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

$740,000 for Arlington Police

Moran brings grant money to County Board

$740,000 for Arlington Police

Home Shopping an Attractive Option for Busy Women

Consultants sell from trunk shows in their homes.

Home Shopping an Attractive Option for Busy Women

T.C.'s Homecoming: Away from Home

T.C.'s Homecoming: Away from Home

From Pedophilia to Identity Thefts

Investigator serves search warrants to America Online.

From Pedophilia to Identity Thefts

Fair Food and More at Art on the Avenue

Fair Food and More at Art on the Avenue

Crime

Crime

Warner Assesses Belvoir Status

A good news visit all around.

Warner Assesses Belvoir Status

Lobsterfest No Disappointment

Lobsterfest No Disappointment

Love and War

Dates with Jackie Bouvier; battles in Vietnam revealed in author's book

Love and War

Crime Report

Crime Report

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Appetites Wanted

Taste of Great Falls offers food and fellowship

Appetites Wanted

Oh Rats! Is Potomac Next?

Homeowners meet Wednesday to discuss what some say is a growing rat problem in our area.

Oh Rats! Is Potomac Next?

Crime Report

Crime Report

'Human-Trafficking' Cases Reported

'Human-Trafficking' Cases Reported

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Konami Marks Fifth Year

Sushi hot spot honors tradition with innovation.

Konami Marks Fifth Year

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Lee Program Snares Grant

A freshman ethics seminar at Lee High School has helped the school earn a $10,000 award.

Lee Program Snares Grant

Calendar

Calendar

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Nightlife

Nightlife

Library Events

Library Events

News Briefs

News Briefs

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Calendar

Calendar

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

College Notes

College Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Boundary Process Begins for New School

A meeting on Oct. 12 will be the first of three dedicated to drawing attendance areas for the new high school at Laurel Hill.

Boundary Process Begins for New School

Chess, Legos and Learning After School

Students at Terraset Elementary School stay after school for tutoring, clubs, and games.

Chess, Legos and Learning After School

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Vote on HQ Needed

A tentative schedule proposed Monday would have ballots sent to RA members by early December.

Vote on HQ Needed

Wilson To Be Interviewed on Comcast

Wilson To Be Interviewed on Comcast

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Get Ready for Clifton Day Fun

Visit the small town nearby for annual fall festival.

Get Ready for Clifton Day Fun

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Crime Report

Crime Report

Get Ready for Clifton Day Fun

Visit the small town nearby for annual fall festival.

Get Ready for Clifton Day Fun

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Revitalization Effort Gets Teeth

A new program offers financing for Springfield businesses wishing to make improvements or purchase property.

Revitalization Effort Gets Teeth

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Bracing for Battle

School Board already pondering budget expenses for next year.

Bracing for Battle

Schools

Schools

Opposing the War, in Rhyme and Verse

A local group of anti-war poets will read from their new collection this Saturday at 2 p.m. in Reston's Used Book Shop at Lake Anne.

Opposing the War, in Rhyme and Verse

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Getting the Message Out

Upcoming events raise awareness of breast cancer.

Getting the Message Out

Murder Suspect Remains Incompetent for Trial

Franconia man is returned to Central State Hospital.

Murder Suspect Remains Incompetent for Trial

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

A Home for Squirrels to Heal

Springfield’s Phyllis Zupsic takes care of squirrels in her home as a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

A Home for Squirrels to Heal

Health Notes

Health Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Getting the Message Out

Upcoming events raise awareness of breast cancer.

Getting the Message Out

Assistance League Makes History

Northern Virginia league becomes chapter.

Assistance League Makes History

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Planning for Metrorail

A series of "transit villages" may be in store for the areas in Reston and Herndon where Metrorail stops will eventually be built.

Planning for Metrorail

Camps and Schools

Camps and Schools

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Schools

Schools

Crime

Crime

News Briefs

News Briefs

Crime

Crime

Getting the Message Out

Upcoming events raise awareness of breast cancer.

Getting the Message Out

Getting the Message Out

Upcoming events raise awareness of breast cancer.

Getting the Message Out

22 Different Gourmet Burgers

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers opens in Chantilly near Target.

22 Different Gourmet Burgers

Burke's Hats Win Top Prize

Kathleen Burke has won an Oxygen Network contest with her local business, SunStuff.

Burke's Hats Win Top Prize

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Boundary Process Begins for New School

A meeting on Oct. 12 will be the first of three dedicated to drawing attendance areas for the new high school at Laurel Hill.

Boundary Process Begins for New School

Love and War

Dates with Jackie Bouvier; battles in Vietnam revealed in author's book.

Love and War

Come to Clifton Day on Sunday

Come to Clifton Day on Sunday

Luxury Townhouses Planned

Fair Oaks Townhouses OK'd for Post Forest Drive.

Luxury Townhouses Planned

Addressing Cut-through Traffic

Supervisors support one-way strategy.

Addressing Cut-through Traffic

22 Different Gourmet Burgers

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers opens in Chantilly near Target.

22 Different Gourmet Burgers

Crime Report

Crime Report

Benefit Is Family Affair

The Robbinses are in marathon relay for Parkinson's research.

Benefit Is Family Affair

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Blood Drive of the Year'

Red Cross Praises School

Blood Drive of the Year'

Sheffler Gets a Year in Jail

Sheffler Gets a Year in Jail

A Passion for Community

New Life Christian Church reaches out.

A Passion for Community

Algonkian Teaches Voting through Reading

Students learn about their future right to vote on election day in preparation of voting for their favorite authors.

Algonkian Teaches Voting through Reading

Detective on the Case

Great Falls family hires national pet detective to track three missing dogs

Detective on the Case

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Cox Farms: Keeping It All in the Family

Cox children take on the duties of the Cox Farms.

Cox Farms: Keeping It All in the Family

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

MVC Thriving and Has Long Lease

MVC Thriving and Has Long Lease

Love and War

Dates with Jackie Bouvier; battles in Vietnam revealed in author's book

Love and War

Appetites Wanted

Taste of Great Falls offers food and fellowship

Appetites Wanted

Roundups

Roundups

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Wonder Woman or Bugs Bunny?

Mock election teaches students about the voting process

Wonder Woman or Bugs Bunny?

Cuckoo's Nest Fills Lee Center's Stage

Show Runs through Oct. 12.

Cuckoo's Nest Fills Lee Center's Stage

News Briefs

News Briefs

Taxi Reform Back On City Agenda

More control for drivers seen as part of issue.

Taxi Reform Back On City Agenda

Camps & Schools Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

Detective on the Case

Great Falls family hires national pet detective to track three missing dogs.

Detective on the Case

'Next Wave of Civic Activists'

'Next Wave of Civic Activists'

Report Exposes Slavery in Northern Virginia

In this area, forced labor comes mostly in the form of domestic servitude, say researchers.

Report Exposes Slavery in Northern Virginia

Live Music

Live Music

Community Notes

Community Notes

People

People

Camps & Schools Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

Federal Realty Offers Timeline

New anchor stores at Mount Vernon Plaza due to open next year.

Federal Realty Offers Timeline

Boundary Process Begins for New School

A meeting on Oct. 12 will be the first of three dedicated to drawing attendance areas for the new high school at Laurel Hill.

Boundary Process Begins for New School

Hearing To Focus On Open Space

The City Council will hold a public hearing on open space priorities.

Hearing To Focus On Open Space

Alexandria Hosts Art on the Avenue

By Carla Branch

Alexandria Hosts Art on the Avenue

Inova Appeals For Blood Donors

Inova Appeals For Blood Donors

Clarendon Day 2004

10,000 people expected to attend this year's Clarendon Day on Oct. 16.

Clarendon Day 2004

Country Fair Charms All

St. Francis Church revies old-time charm for Country Fair

Country Fair Charms All

Come to Clifton Day on Sunday

Come to Clifton Day on Sunday

Peter Piper Turns 50

McLean Preschool had educated several generations.

Peter Piper Turns 50

Luxury Townhouses Planned

Fair Oaks Townhouses OK'd for Post Forest Drive.

Luxury Townhouses Planned

Muddy Waters Run to Lake Braddock

Runoff from construction at Lake Braddock Secondary School has spilled into a nearby lake.

Muddy Waters Run to Lake Braddock

Health Notes

Health Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith

Faith

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Faith

Faith

Planning for Metrorail

A series of "transit villages" may be in store for the areas in Reston and Herndon where Metrorail stops will eventually be built.

Planning for Metrorail

News Briefs

News Briefs

Country Fair Charms All

St. Francis Church revies old-time charm for Country Fair

Country Fair Charms All

Benefit Is Family Affair

The Robbinses are in marathon relay for Parkinson's research.

Benefit Is Family Affair

A Home for Squirrels to Heal

Springfield’s Phyllis Zupsic takes care of squirrels in her home as a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

A Home for Squirrels to Heal

Faith

Faith

Sheffler Gets a Year in Jail

Sheffler Gets a Year in Jail

A Passion for Community

New Life Christian Church reaches out.

A Passion for Community

Cox Farms: Keeping It All in the Family

Cox children take on the duties of the Cox Farms.

Cox Farms: Keeping It All in the Family

Murder Suspect Remains Incompetent for Trial

Murder Suspect Remains Incompetent for Trial

Thumbs-Up for New Townhouse Community

New housing development is approved for Fair Oaks area.

Thumbs-Up for New Townhouse Community

News Briefs

News Briefs

MVC Thriving and Has Long Lease

MVC Thriving and Has Long Lease

Accused Rapist Doesn't Show Up In Court

Accused Rapist Doesn't Show Up In Court

Dealing with Disappointment

Major League Baseball Chooses Washington, D.C. over Northern Virginia.

Dealing with Disappointment

Roundups

Roundups

McLeanite Turns 100

Mary Poole celebrates 100 years and several oldest living honors.

McLeanite Turns 100

Crime Report

Crime Report

Camps & Schools Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Hurysz Aims for Congressional Seat

20-year Arlington resident wants to replace incumbent Jim Moran.

Hurysz Aims for Congressional Seat

Crime Report

Crime Report

Health Notes

Health Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

School Notes

School Notes

New Heart Center Opens

Inova Fairfax Hospital opens a Heart and Vascular Institute.

New Heart Center Opens

Health Notes

Health Notes

Camps and Schools

Camps and Schools

Crime Report

Crime Report

Tuesday, October 5

Snapshot

Snapshot

Legislators Divided over Bus Shelter Advertising

Opponents say allowing the county to place ads on state roads sets a dangerous precedent.

Legislators Divided over Bus Shelter Advertising

Planning for Health Facilities

Commission reviews wording on health care facilities.

Planning for Health Facilities

Will Residents 'Bond' in Oakton?

Referendum that would pay for building the Oakton Library appears on Nov. 2 ballot.

Will Residents 'Bond' in Oakton?

Bikers Have Hearts for Babies

Motorcycle riders travel 112 miles to raise $27,000 for March of Dimes.

Bikers Have Hearts for Babies

Sister City Ties

Runnymede Twinning Association to visit Herndon.

Sister City Ties

Red Hatters Nearly Bare All for Charity

Calendar raises money for shelter for homeless and abused women.

Red Hatters Nearly Bare All for Charity

Author Hopes to Inspire, Educate

Semi-autobiographical story told through poetry is meant to encourage readers to live life to the fullest.

Author Hopes to Inspire, Educate

Faith

Faith

Arts Center MOU Re-Drafted

Arts center memorandum up for second public hearing.

Arts Center MOU Re-Drafted

Rain Stops for Parade

Town celebrates 125-years.

Rain Stops for Parade

Bikers Have Hearts for Babies

Motorcycle riders travel 112 miles to raise $27,000 for March of Dimes.

Bikers Have Hearts for Babies

Garden Dedicated to Former Legislator

A garden is established to honor Dorothy S. McDiarmid, an advocate for children and education.

Garden Dedicated to Former Legislator

Mystery Surrounds Stone

Fairfax man hunts for clues to mysterious stone’s origins and significance.

Mystery Surrounds Stone

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Whitman Pays Tribute to Dr. Jerome Marco

Homecoming weekend honors Marco, Whitman's principal of 29 years, who retired last summer.

Whitman Pays Tribute to Dr. Jerome Marco

Custom Homes on Parade

Annual custom home show displays interaction of personality and design.

Custom Homes on Parade

Bulb Project Helps ESOL Students Blossom

Bulb grant allows Frost Middle School to start outdoor classroom.

Bulb Project Helps ESOL Students Blossom

Real Estate

Real Estate

Bikers Have Hearts for Babies

Motorcycle riders travel 112 miles to raise $27,000 for March of Dimes.

Bikers Have Hearts for Babies

Council Notes

Council Notes

HCTV-23

HCTV-23

Fall Festival Set for Saturday

Fall Festival Set for Saturday

Local Woman Chases Sports 'Dream'

Fairfax woman competed to win sportscaster position at ESPN.

Local Woman Chases Sports 'Dream'

Herndon To Celebrate the Arts

Arts week geared toward appreciation.

Herndon To Celebrate the Arts

Sunday, October 3

Fair Oaks Police Officer Honored

Citizen's Advisory Committee recognizes Officer Lance Hamilton for effort in resuscitating his dog.

Fair Oaks Police Officer Honored