Stories for December 2005

Stories for December 2005

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Wednesday, December 28

Reckless Driving Instructor Found Guilty

Reckless Driving Instructor Found Guilty

89-Year-Old Enters Plea on Molestation Charges

‘Adopted grandpa’ volunteered at two elementary schools in Reston and one in Herndon

89-Year-Old Enters Plea on Molestation Charges

Briefs

Briefs

Thursday, December 22

Calendar

Calendar

Business Notes

Business Notes

Wednesday, December 21

Mount Vernon Republican Women Celebrate the Holidays

Mount Vernon Republican Women Celebrate the Holidays

Toys for 1,500 Children in Need

Reston Interfaith gathers toys for the needy.

Toys for 1,500 Children in Need

Health

Health

Community

Community

Learning from 'ResTOWN in 2006'

RCA has last board meeting of the year on Monday.

Learning from 'ResTOWN in 2006'

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

People

People

Celebrating at Geronio Ristorante

Celebrating at Geronio Ristorante

Spring Bank Focus on Safety, Development

Residents want security in numbers and smart growth.

Spring Bank Focus on Safety, Development

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

It Takes An Army To Cheer a Village

It Takes An Army To Cheer a Village

Christmas, Santa Come Early For Needy Kids

Childhood hope and excitement filled the Hilton at Mark Center.

Christmas, Santa Come Early For Needy Kids

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Providence Says 'Thank You"

Council recognizes community service and citizen advocacy.

Providence Says 'Thank You"

Lee District Civic Associations Celebrate 50 Years

Lee District Civic Associations Celebrate 50 Years

Man Arrested for Solicitation

Man Arrested for Solicitation

Rising Hope Angels Bearing Gifts

Rising Hope Angels Bearing Gifts

Historic Preservation: A Lifetime Commitment

A leader for all ages becomes part of history she preserved.

Historic Preservation: A Lifetime Commitment

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Homecoming for Area Soldiers

Unit gets warm welcome back after lengthy deployment.

Homecoming for Area Soldiers

Leonard George Relton

Obituary

Leonard George Relton

Christmas Wishes in an Engine Bay

One man's dream contributes to 3,000 others.

Christmas Wishes in an Engine Bay

Cancer at Broad Run Farms Raises Questions

Cancer at Broad Run Farms Raises Questions

Raising Cold Cash for Hot Dogs

Vienna's Happy Tails Dog Spa continues to raise donations and supplies for military dogs stationed in the deserts of the Middle East.

Raising Cold Cash for Hot Dogs

Volunteering

Volunteering

Transient Is a 'Sobering' Presence

The man who has taken up residence under a bridge on 123 describes himself as a traveling street preacher.

Transient Is a 'Sobering' Presence

Making Holiday Gifts

Students at Langston Hughes learn to make clothing and toys.

Making Holiday Gifts

Shift in Parking at RTC

New parking garage opens.

Shift in Parking at RTC

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Cell-Phone Bank Bandit Pleads Guilty

Cell-Phone Bank Bandit Pleads Guilty

Festival of Lights Celebrated at Burgundy Farm

Annual tradition brings together many cultures.

Festival of Lights Celebrated at Burgundy Farm

Three Fires, Three Deaths, Two Injuries

Three Fires, Three Deaths, Two Injuries

Sunrise Spreads Good Cheer to Faithful Helpers

Sunrise Spreads Good Cheer to Faithful Helpers

Schools

Schools

Knueven Pleads Guilty to Cruelty to Animals

Cat hoarder pays fine and gives up right to own animals.

Knueven Pleads Guilty to Cruelty to Animals

Drunk Driving Hits Close to Home

Mount Vernon officers hit by drunk drivers and top DWI officer discusses DWI cases.

Drunk Driving Hits Close to Home

To Cap or Not to Cap?

Members opposed to the maximum assessment cap ask that it be decided in the governing documents referendum.

To Cap or Not to Cap?

Health

Health

Tuesday, December 20

On a One-Horse Open Motorcycle

On a One-Horse Open Motorcycle

The Tale of One City

Storyteller brings city's history to life with bicentennial presentation.

The Tale of One City

Students Share the Music

Woodson student organizes Hurricane Katrina benefit concerts.

Students Share the Music

Season of Caring at Children's Services

Catholic Charities branch in Burke looks out for families and children.

Season of Caring at Children's Services

Here We Come A-Wassailing

City of Fairfax Band perform holiday tunes Saturday, Dec. 17.

Here We Come A-Wassailing

Season of Caring at Children's Services

Catholic Charities branch in Burke looks out for families and children.

Season of Caring at Children's Services

Smiles and Support

Fairfax resident heads nonprofit for families of children born with cleft lip-cleft palate.

Smiles and Support

Burke Goes Digital

Resident starts community Web site.

Burke Goes Digital

Rotary Donates Lifesaving Funds

Fairfax Sheriff's Office will use money to equip a new helicopter for Project Lifesaver.

Rotary Donates Lifesaving Funds

Between the Lines

Northern Virginia transportation plan implies a Techway, but doesn't specifically name one.

Between the Lines

Finding a Home for the Holidays

Long and Foster Real Estate in McLean adopts family displaced by Hurricane.

Finding a Home for the Holidays

Chronic Problems with Chronic Care

Are children with disabilities and chronic illnesses getting the services they need?

Chronic Problems with Chronic Care

Software Wars: MercExchange vs. eBay

Great Falls software company MercExchange continues to battle eBay over ‘Buy It Now’ patent.

Software Wars: MercExchange vs. eBay

Closure for Widewater

After 33 years, a level towpath runs along scenic but flood-prone portion of the C&O Canal

Closure for Widewater

On Tour for Madden

Great Falls native participates in ESPN and EA video game reality series "Madden Nation."

On Tour for Madden

Delegate Doesn’t Rest on Laurels

A year after push for teen driving reform, Bronrott has other safety measures planned.

Delegate Doesn’t Rest on Laurels

This Week in Potomac 12-21-05

This Week in Potomac 12-21-05

Name’s the Same Atop Potomac Chamber

After two terms as president, real estate agent Andy Alderdice passes the torch to entrepreneur Andy Ross.

Name’s the Same Atop Potomac Chamber

Share-ing Christmas Cheer

Share, Inc. runs its annual Christmas Store out of McLean Baptist Church.

Share-ing Christmas Cheer

Jail Time for Student Who Planned Burglary

Plan to steal laptop ended with rape, sexual assault.

Jail Time for Student Who Planned Burglary

Puppy Death Causes Investigation

A 7-week-old Hurricane Katrina survivor dies at the Animal Shelter.

Puppy Death Causes Investigation

Development Receives Board Approval

The Board of Supervisors voted to approve a zoning application to allow 49 new homes on Waxpool Road.

Development Receives Board Approval

GMU to Open Campus in 2009?

Greenvest expects to submit its application by the end of the year.

GMU to Open Campus in 2009?

County Supervisors Facing Car Taxing Issues

Hard decisions are facing the Board of Supervisors: raise taxes or cut spending.

County Supervisors Facing Car Taxing Issues

Finding a Home for the Holidays

Long and Foster Real Estate in McLean adopts family displaced by Hurricane.

Finding a Home for the Holidays

Share-ing Christmas Cheer

Share, Inc. runs its annual Christmas Store out of McLean Baptist Church.

Share-ing Christmas Cheer

Software Wars: MercExchange vs. eBay

Great Falls software company MercExchange continues to battle eBay over ‘Buy It Now’ patent.

Software Wars: MercExchange vs. eBay

Smiles and Support

Fairfax resident heads nonprofit for families of children born with cleft lip-cleft palate.

Smiles and Support

'First Fairfax' Rings in the New Year

'First Fairfax' Rings in the New Year

On Tour for Madden

Great Falls native participates in ESPN and EA video game reality series "Madden Nation."

On Tour for Madden

Monday, December 19

Health Notes

Health Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Ceremony Recognizes Best of Lee

Lee District civic associations celebrate 50 Years.

Ceremony Recognizes Best of Lee

Week in Springfield

News Briefs

Week in Springfield

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Branching Out

Hidden in a wooded corner, Silverbrook Nursery welcomes new neighbors, old friends to Lorton.

Branching Out

Health Notes

Health Notes

Community Notes

Community Notes

Volunteers

Volunteers

Health Notes

Health Notes

Board Adopts a Construction Plan

School Board Adopts a Plan to Build and Renovate Schools

Board Adopts a Construction Plan

Celebrating Springfield's Best

Karen Brown, two others recognized with Citizenship Awards during Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner.

Celebrating Springfield's Best

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Big Screen Dreams

Dreamworks SKG has casting call in Fairfax for 'The Kite Runner.'

Big Screen Dreams

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

College Notes

College Notes

Business

Business

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Business

Business

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Crime Notes

Crime Notes

Big Screen Dreams

Dreamworks SKG has casting call in Fairfax for 'The Kite Runner.'

Big Screen Dreams

Week in Burke

News Briefs

Week in Burke

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Branching Out

Hidden in a wooded corner, Silverbrook Nursery welcomes new neighbors, old friends to Lorton.

Branching Out

Health Notes

Health Notes

Fairfax Towne Center: More Retail, Condos

Fairfax Towne Center: More Retail, Condos

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Big Screen Dreams

Dreamworks SKG has casting call in Fairfax for 'The Kite Runner.'

Big Screen Dreams

Volunteers

Volunteers

Studying in Argentina

Ostrowski Accepted to Study Argentinean Culture

Studying in Argentina

Ongoing

Ongoing

Sharing For the Holidays

Sharing For the Holidays

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Loudoun Denies Herndon Appeal

County's Board of Zoning Appeals denies town appeal, possible legal action could be sought.

Loudoun Denies Herndon Appeal

HCTV

HCTV

Sharing the Season of Giving

Forestdale Elementary students collect toys for homeless shelter.

Sharing the Season of Giving

Deputy Hit by Truck Door

Deputy Hit by Truck Door

Loudoun Denies Appeal

Loudoun County's Board of Zoning Appeals denies town appeal, possible legal action could be sought.

Loudoun Denies Appeal

Town Manager Builds More Than Herndon

Getting To Know ....

Town Manager Builds More Than Herndon

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Nativity Draws Faithful Crowd

Nativity Draws Faithful Crowd

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Minutemen Surveillance

Two months of monitoring unofficial hiring site result in reporting of suspected violations to proper government authorities.

Minutemen Surveillance

Chamber's Immigration Plan

Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce urges state legislators to take a stance on immigration reform.

Chamber's Immigration Plan

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Quite a Coach

West Springfield High teacher Mary Love Wynne named Speech Coach of the Year.

Quite a Coach

Ongoing

Ongoing

First Graduates of ESOL Classes

First Graduates of ESOL Classes

Herndon Company Helps NASA

Valador, an information systems and technology firm in Herndon helps nation's best rocket scientists.

Herndon Company Helps NASA

Community Notes

Community Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Town Council Notes

Council hears comment on downtown redevelopment, approves subdivision plans.

Town Council Notes

Man Sentenced to Prison

Gomez-Miron Will Serve for Abduction and Assault

Man Sentenced to Prison

Cell-Phone Bandit Pleads Guilty

Springfield Wachovia Bank one of robbers' targets.

Cell-Phone Bandit Pleads Guilty

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

College Notes

College Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Holiday Shop With a Cop

Holiday Shop With a Cop

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Now Open For Business

Herndon's official day-labor center opens amidst protests and camera crews.

Now Open For Business

Big Screen Dreams

Dreamworks SKG has casting call in Fairfax for 'The Kite Runner.'

Big Screen Dreams

Health Notes

Health Notes

Sunday, December 18

County Strives For Open Space

New planning document recognizes the challenge of adding public green space when there is a shortage of available land in Arlington.

County Strives For Open Space

Furlow Takes A Bow

After eight years on the school board Elaine Furlow retired this past week.

Furlow Takes A Bow

Serving Up Pancakes and Hope

Arlington VFW Post helps recently injured veterans start a new life.

Serving Up Pancakes and Hope

Arlington Forms Partnership With Biloxi

County businesses, residents and government officials will help Gulf Coast city rebuild following Katrina.

Arlington Forms Partnership With Biloxi

Thursday, December 15

Girolami Is Cruisin' in the Right Lane

Eighth-grader Awarded for Model Behavior

Girolami Is Cruisin' in the Right Lane

Loudoun County Public Schools Need More Money

Loudoun County School Board Demands More Money for Renovations

Loudoun County Public Schools Need More Money

Helping Plan A Park

Park Designer Talks to Students and Teachers

Helping Plan A Park

Priest Gets Probation

Priest Gets Two Years Probation

Priest Gets Probation

Head-On Collision

Two Men Pull Lansdowne Resident From Burning Car

Head-On Collision

Seasonal Depression

How To Fight The Holiday Blues

Seasonal Depression

Wednesday, December 14

Week in Burke

News Briefs

Week in Burke

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

College Notes

College Notes

Stratford Landing Students Have Presidential Experience

Stratford Landing Students Have Presidential Experience

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Groveton Elementary Celebrates Virginia History

Groveton Elementary Celebrates Virginia History

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

A Designer's Dream

Family that built house on 6-acre estate in Clifton must say farewell to dream home.

A Designer's Dream

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Shoppers Get New Guide

Shoppers Get New Guide

Celebrating 25 Years of Pizza

Celebrating 25 Years of Pizza

Shoppers Get New Guide

Shoppers Get New Guide

Computer CORE Graduates

Students equipped with computer skills for the workplace.

Computer CORE Graduates

Shops at Mount Vernon

Shops at Mount Vernon

Kwanzaa Celebrates Cultural, Family Values

Alexandria's Black History Museum offers the gift of heritage exploration.

Kwanzaa Celebrates Cultural, Family Values

Celebrating 25 Years of Pizza

Celebrating 25 Years of Pizza

DASH To The Rescue

Local company helps restore New Orleans' transit system.

DASH To The Rescue

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Absurdity Excels at Mount Vernon

Absurdity Excels at Mount Vernon

Opposing ‘Safe Haven’

BAR meets to discuss architecture changes, but hears concerns about homeless.

Opposing ‘Safe Haven’

Remembering David Murphy

Murder victim was a loving father and a dedicated businessman.

Remembering David Murphy

Classroom 2012

Schools put together a six-year plan to spend $106 million.

Classroom 2012

Getting to Know ... David Abshire

Getting to Know ... David Abshire

Maury Makes Strides

Test scores show dramatic improvement; science scores remain low.

Maury Makes Strides

Historic Home Burns

Historic Home Burns

Council Notebook

Council Notebook

Identity Thief Pleads Guilty

Brooklyn woman admits to stealing $200,000 from Alexandria patients and nurses.

Identity Thief Pleads Guilty

Pack Up the Trailer and Go

Developer may have other plans for Fairfax mobile home park.

Pack Up the Trailer and Go

Yokel Pleads Guilty to Indecent Liberties

Yokel Pleads Guilty to Indecent Liberties

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Council OK's Church

City Council approves nomination for One God Ministry.

Council OK's Church

Tasty 'Thank You'

Taste of Braddock Dec. 8 celebrates community members.

Tasty 'Thank You'

Superheroes for Charity

Fund-raiser for local and international Jewish programs comes to Northern Virginia.

Superheroes for Charity

A Reluctant Activist

One year after stepdaughter's death, Debbie Sausville speaks out to help Fairfax County Police with 'Safe December' program.

A Reluctant Activist

Cell-Phone Bank Bandit Pleads Guilty

Cell-Phone Bank Bandit Pleads Guilty

Roundups

Roundups

Down to the Wire

Our Neighbor's Child prepares to deliver toys.

Down to the Wire

Reel Pleads Guilty to Attempted Grand Larceny

Reel Pleads Guilty to Attempted Grand Larceny

What's the Plan for Braddock?

APR process underway for Braddock District.

What's the Plan for Braddock?

Remembering an 'Adventurous' Spirit

Family members share stories about John Ringle.

Remembering an 'Adventurous' Spirit

Moonbounces, Menorahs and Latkes

JCC of Northern Virginia offers Chanukah party.

Moonbounces, Menorahs and Latkes

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Waiting for News

Days after deadline expires, friends of Tom Fox still hope for a peaceful resolution

Waiting for News

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Pack Up the Trailer and Go

Developer may have other plans for Fairfax mobile home park.

Pack Up the Trailer and Go

Bicycle Accident Claims Life

Andres Blanco left family in United States, El Salvador.

Bicycle Accident Claims Life

Love the Winter Weather

Children, parents enjoy a day off in Van Dyck Park Dec. 9.

Love the Winter Weather

Moonbounces, Menorahs and Latkes

JCC of Northern Virginia offers Chanukah party.

Moonbounces, Menorahs and Latkes

Week in Fairfax

Week in Fairfax

Superheroes for Charity

Fund-raiser for local and international Jewish programs comes to Northern Virginia.

Superheroes for Charity

McLean Canines Get Festive

Residents and their dogs gather for the ninth annual McLean Chamber of Commerce ReinDog Parade.

McLean Canines Get Festive

Herndon Couple Creates Holiday 'Spirit'

Herndon Couple Creates Holiday 'Spirit'

Minutemen Surveillance

Two months of surveillance submitted to various government officials.

Minutemen Surveillance

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Proposal for Rural Policy Area

Proposal for Rural Policy Area

Board to Discuss Tax Refund

Loudoun taxpayers could receive the checks within the next three weeks.

Board to Discuss Tax Refund

Gardener Turned Community Activist

Getting To Know...

Gardener Turned Community Activist

Expanded Intensive Care?

Hospital hopes to have the addition in service by the 2006 flu season.

Expanded Intensive Care?

Tolle Resigns from County Planning Commission

Member steps down before a heavy agenda.

Tolle Resigns from County Planning Commission

Western Loudoun Draft Takes First Steps

The Board of Supervisors sends a proposed draft for rezoning western Loudoun to the Planning Commission for recommendation.

Western Loudoun Draft Takes First Steps

Town Council Notes

Council extends redevelopment discussions, approves subdivisions.

Town Council Notes

Day Labor Site Opens

Coldest day of winter marks first day of official site operations.

Day Labor Site Opens

Car Tax Update

Car Tax Update

Shawndre Fulton's Murderer Sentenced to Life in Prison

Family continues to grieve for the young girl whose life was cut short.

Shawndre Fulton's Murderer Sentenced to Life in Prison

Decorating at River Farm

Decorating at River Farm

High School Drama Student Takes it on the Road

Candace Scholz decides to try her luck in Hollywood.

High School Drama Student Takes it on the Road

Plan Changes Menace Landmark

Plan Changes Menace Landmark

Washington Community Church Open to all Faiths

Pastor Steve Bradcovich preaches to a diverse audience.

Washington Community Church Open to all Faiths

On the Air: Tony Snow Feels Better Than Ever

Radio, television and newspaper keeps talk show host busy.

On the Air: Tony Snow Feels Better Than Ever

Caution in Route 1 Plan

Panel urges leaders to look at development in stages.

Caution in Route 1 Plan

Waiting for News

Days after deadline expires, friends of Tom Fox still hope for a peaceful resolution.

Waiting for News

Gunston Hall Celebrates the Old-Fashioned Way

Gunston Hall Celebrates the Old-Fashioned Way

Prostitution Solicitation Trials Completed

Officer talks about her role in prostitution sting.

Prostitution Solicitation Trials Completed

Allegory or Fairy Tale?

With release of C. S. Lewis film, interest in Narnia comes back to forefront.

Allegory or Fairy Tale?

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

From Cell Blocks to Stage Lights

Plans for former prison site include galleries, studios, performance groups.

From Cell Blocks to Stage Lights

Week in Springfield

News Briefs

Week in Springfield

Making History

Five history teachers at West Springfield win national teaching award.

Making History

Waiting for News

Days after deadline expires, friends of Tom Fox still hope for a peaceful resolution

Waiting for News

Superheroes for Charity

Fund-raiser for local and international Jewish programs comes to Northern Virginia.

Superheroes for Charity

Remembering an 'Adventurous' Spirit

Family members share stories about John Ringle.

Remembering an 'Adventurous' Spirit

Remembering an 'Adventurous' Spirit

Family members share stories about John Ringle.

Remembering an 'Adventurous' Spirit

From Cell Blocks to Stage Lights

Plans for former prison site include galleries, studios, performance groups.

From Cell Blocks to Stage Lights

News Briefs

News Briefs

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

News Briefs

News Briefs

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

From Cell Blocks to Stage Lights

Plans for former prison site include galleries, studios, performance groups.

From Cell Blocks to Stage Lights

Tuesday, December 13

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Building Governing Documents Support

RA members at the SL district meeting keep RA guessing.

Building Governing Documents Support

Granting Wishes

Great Falls resident collects gift baskets for teenagers and families at local homeless shelters.

Granting Wishes

BZA Reverses Ballantrae Oaks Decision

BZA determines that I-495 does not meet the definition of a street for proposed residential development.

BZA Reverses Ballantrae Oaks Decision

Community

Community

Real Estate

Real Estate

Volunteers

Volunteers

Performance and Politics At the Executive’s Ball

'Getting Around'

Performance and Politics At the Executive’s Ball

Business

Business

Wayside Helps Out

Students pack supplies for Katrina evacuees.

Wayside Helps Out

At Last, a New Fire Station for Cherrydale

After a 15-year process, which alienated some residents, the county board approves a new fire station in Cherrydale.

At Last, a New Fire Station for Cherrydale

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Health

Health

Crime Notes

Crime Notes

Chanukah Wonderland Returns

The event will feature 13 days of entertainment and activities.

Chanukah Wonderland Returns

Business

Business

A Cycle of Good Will

Nottingham Elementary student is collecting bikes to send to Namibia

A Cycle of Good Will

Volunteering

Volunteering

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Third Time’s a Blessing

Theodore Cardinal McCarrick Blesses Chapel at Holy Child

Third Time’s a Blessing

Keeping Needy Warm Through Winter

Winter Coat Closet provides hundreds of coats to those in need.

Keeping Needy Warm Through Winter

Tysons Corner Development Raises Questions

Discussion of future development slated for Tysons area sparks concern at MCA board meeting.

Tysons Corner Development Raises Questions

Faith

Faith

Keep It Simple and Make a Difference

Two thoughtful ideas, one great resource for giving during the holidays.

Keep It Simple and Make a Difference

Learning to Mediate

Safe Community Coalition program teaches students the art of conflict resolution.

Learning to Mediate

Community Notes

Community Notes

Not a Sellers' Market

Not a Sellers' Market

Community

Community

A Musical Start to a Dream

All second-graders in Montgomery County get to see National Philharmonic perform at Music Center at Strathmore.

A Musical Start to a Dream

This Week in Potomac 12-14-05

This Week in Potomac 12-14-05

Barn Fire Causes $100,000 in Damages

Holiday season most dangerous time of year for fires.

Barn Fire Causes $100,000 in Damages

Classes and Workshops

Classes and Workshops

Snow Falls in Potomac

Snow Falls in Potomac

Volunteers

Volunteers

Immigration Fraud Ring Broken Up

Immigration Fraud Ring Broken Up

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Calendar

Calendar

School Note

School Note

Schools

Schools

Senator Has Bright Ideas

State Sen. Rob Garagiola announces legislation to boost solar energy, reduce emissions in Maryland.

Senator Has Bright Ideas

Choosing a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Opinion

Choosing a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Military Notes

Military Notes

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Military Notes

Military Notes

People

People

Calendar

Calendar

Faith

Faith

County Struggles to Ignite Smoking Ban

hough Arlington is interested in prohibiting smoking in bars and restaurants, the General Assembly is unlikely to grant permission.

County Struggles to Ignite Smoking Ban

Democratic Faithful Honor Herlihy

Ed Herlihy, a Democratic Activist, died in November.

Democratic Faithful Honor Herlihy

Two-year Trail Project Completed

Local officials gather for official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Potomac River Gorge Interpretive Trail.

Two-year Trail Project Completed

RCRC Looks for Consultant Funding

RCRC board discusses ways to secure funding to hire a consultant to prepare Lake Anne revitalization design.

RCRC Looks for Consultant Funding

Local Trail Project Completed

Local officials gather for official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Potomac River Gorge Interpretive Trail.

Local Trail Project Completed

School Notes

School Notes

Granting Wishes

Great Falls resident collects gift baskets for teenagers and families at local homeless shelters.

Granting Wishes

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Fiddlin’ and Feelin’ Fine

Arlington resident Speedy Tolliver, 87, releases his first full-length album this week.

Fiddlin’ and Feelin’ Fine

Learning to Mediate

Safe Community Coalition program teaches students the art of conflict resolution.

Learning to Mediate

Officials Call for Increased Mental Health Funds

Northern Virginia is in dire need of more psychiatric beds and community-based services, officials say.

Officials Call for Increased Mental Health Funds

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Tysons Corner Development Raises Questions

Discussion of future development slated for Tysons area sparks concern at MCA board meeting.

Tysons Corner Development Raises Questions

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Lofty Salon Celebrates Grand Opening

The new salon and wellness center on Maple Avenue is owned by a local hair care professional.

Lofty Salon Celebrates Grand Opening

Board Lays Out Goals for Legislative Session

Main issues affecting county are affordable housing, rights of immigrants and BRAC.

Board Lays Out Goals for Legislative Session

Restonians Gather for Candlelight Vigil

Family, friends mourn the loss of Justin Carter, 19.

Restonians Gather for Candlelight Vigil

BZA Reverses Ballantrae Oaks Decision

BZA determines that I-495 does not meet the definition of a street for proposed residential development.

BZA Reverses Ballantrae Oaks Decision

Faith

Faith

Health

Health

LoGrande Gets a Break

LoGrande Gets a Break

Business

Business

Targeting Drunk Drivers

Targeting Drunk Drivers

Monday, December 12

Dance Hall Days

Portales Restaurant requests extension of operating hours; neighbors complain about litter and parking.

Dance Hall Days

Bust Open the Piggy Bank

Updated traffic plan might make things better, after 25 years and $30 billion.

Bust Open the Piggy Bank

Bust Open the Piggy Bank

Updated traffic plan might make things better, after 25 years and $30 billion.

Bust Open the Piggy Bank

Between the Lines

Northern Virginia transportation plan implies a Techway, but doesn't specifically name one.

Between the Lines

Thursday, December 8

Gifts All Around

Small shops offer big gifts for the true shopper.

Gifts All Around

Route 1 Transit Proposal Deferred

ADA compliant bridge pedestrian connection stymied.

Route 1 Transit Proposal Deferred

Shops at Mount Vernon — History for the Holidays

Washington admirers will delight in gifts fashioned from the nation's first President's life.

Shops at Mount Vernon — History for the Holidays

Friendship Grows on Trees

Anniversary of the area's first firehouse celebrated in decorations.

Friendship Grows on Trees

Residents Rally To Stop Demolition

Historic preservationists take their case to Old Town streets, courts

Residents Rally To Stop Demolition

Business Notes

Business Notes

Foltz Visits Japan To Gain Perspective

Foltz Visits Japan To Gain Perspective

Westfield Students Learn about Ethics

Westfield Students Learn about Ethics

Want to Help Our Neighbor's Child?

Q&A

Want to Help Our Neighbor's Child?

Chantilly Couple Is Charged with Burglary

Chantilly Couple Is Charged with Burglary

Human vs. Machine: A Planning Conundrum

Braddock Road Metro Plan takes on transportation challenges

Human vs. Machine: A Planning Conundrum

Man Charged, Indicted for Grand Larceny

Man Charged, Indicted for Grand Larceny

Westfield's Campbell Receives Sprague Administrator Award

Westfield's Campbell Receives Sprague Administrator Award

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Hyland Seeks Emergency Summit

Meeting of minds likely early next year.

Hyland Seeks Emergency Summit

Remembering a 'Visionary'

Developer John Ringle worked for 5-acre zoning to preserve the Occoquan Watershed.

Remembering a 'Visionary'

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

School Notes

School Notes

Sunny Day, Indeed

Sesame Street Live brings new production to the Patriot Center.

Sunny Day, Indeed

Gifts for Everyone

Small shops offer big gifts for the true shopper.

Gifts for Everyone

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Williams Pleads Guilty: Cell-Phone Robberies

Williams Pleads Guilty: Cell-Phone Robberies

Fairfax Towne Center: More Retail, Condos

Fairfax Towne Center: More Retail, Condos

Artist Turns Studio Into Gallery

Art is in the eye and the brush of this beholder.

Artist Turns Studio Into Gallery

City Mirant Motion Denied

Judge leaves door open to reconsider

City Mirant Motion Denied

Wednesday, December 7

Maintaining the 'Light' of Hope

Friends of Tom Fox continue to pray for his safe release, reflect on importance of peacemaking work in Iraq.

Maintaining the 'Light' of Hope

Faith

Faith

Faith

Faith

How To Fix Old Lee Highway?

City Council receives citizen input on road improvements.

How To Fix Old Lee Highway?

Briefs

Briefs

'Nutcracker' An Opportunity to Shine

The Arlington Center for Dance allows ballet dancers to perform in professional plays.

'Nutcracker' An Opportunity to Shine

Council Ponders Eliminating Car Tax

Mayor, Council prepare legislative packet for the 2006 General Assembly session.

Council Ponders Eliminating Car Tax

College

College

Friend in Richmond

Coalition for Mentally Disabled Citizens breakfast recognizes Dillard, shares concerns.

Friend in Richmond

'She Stood Up for What Was Right'

Providence students learn civil rights history with Rosa Parks display.

'She Stood Up for What Was Right'

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Christmastime in the City

Fairfax celebrates annual Festival of Lights and Carols on Dec. 3.

Christmastime in the City

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Business

Business

Loudoun Cares Helps Heat Local Homes

Fuel Fund

Loudoun Cares Helps Heat Local Homes

Calendar

Calendar

Clubs

Clubs

Ongoing

Ongoing

PTO Spices Up Fund Raiser

Sugarland Elementary PTO Sells Hot Sauce

PTO Spices Up Fund Raiser

People

People

Calendar

Calendar

Meals on Wheels Provide Essential Service

Local volunteers needed to deliver nutritional meals.

Meals on Wheels Provide Essential Service

Health Notes

Health Notes

Inova Mount Vernon Lights up with Love

Inova Mount Vernon Lights up with Love

FEMA Rescinds Demands for Repayments

Belle View Owners off the hook for repaying hurricane relief money.

FEMA Rescinds Demands for Repayments

Schools

Schools

Students Shine in Local Performances

Winners perform for Alexandria Choral Society and Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic.

Students Shine in Local Performances

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Volunteers Brighten Day for Students

Children arrive at school to find backpacks filled with surprises.

Volunteers Brighten Day for Students

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Credit Union Brings Life Skills

Apple Federal operates out of West Potomac’s cafeteria.

Credit Union Brings Life Skills

Helping Those in Need

Betty Livingston is honored for her tireless volunteer work in the city.

Helping Those in Need

Council Notebook

Council Notebook

Gardens of the Past

Gunston Hall is a living memorial to architect Harvey Warwick, but is it worth saving?

Gardens of the Past

Murder on Patrick Street

Brother of Greg Murphy is unexpectedly slain in

Murder on Patrick Street

‘Do Not Let Nancy Be Forgotten’

Candlelight vigil held in remembrance of murdered community luminary.

‘Do Not Let Nancy Be Forgotten’

Demolition Redux

Developer could buy Gunston Hall apartments any day; demolition could follow.

Demolition Redux

Getting to Know...

Getting to Know...

Students Shine in Local Performances

Winners perform for Alexandria Choral Society and Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic.

Students Shine in Local Performances

Toys for Children in Need

Community Partners for Children seeks volunteers to make toy drive a success.

Toys for Children in Need

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Tuesday, December 6

Real Estate

Real Estate

Great Falls Lights Up the Holidays

Great Falls Lights Up the Holidays

A Life Cut Short

Family, friends remember 19-year-old Justin Carter, who was shot and killed two weeks ago.

A Life Cut Short

Feeding Hungry Families

Feeding Hungry Families

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Chanukah Wonderland Returns to Tysons

The event will feature 13 days of entertainment and activities.

Chanukah Wonderland Returns to Tysons

Crime Fighting at Officers' Fingertips

Crime Fighting at Officers' Fingertips

Tean Beat

Local Nonprofit Creates Magazine for Teens

Tean Beat

Wizards Star Promotes Education

Former Wizard center Gheorghe Muresan visits "The Mark Bleiweis Memorial 3 on 3" basketball tournament in McLean.

Wizards Star Promotes Education

Assignment: New Orleans

Son, daughter help his mother clean up after Hurricane Katrina.

Assignment: New Orleans

Fantasy or Realty

Is there such thing as an affordable single family home?

Fantasy or Realty

Wizards Star Promotes Education

Former Wizard center Gheorghe Muresan visits "The Mark Bleiweis Memorial 3 on 3" basketball tournament in McLean.

Wizards Star Promotes Education

Sunny Day, Indeed

Sesame Street Live brings new production to the Patriot Center.

Sunny Day, Indeed

Wining One Block at a Time

H-B Woodlawn LEGO robotics team competes in state championships

Wining One Block at a Time

Sunny Day, Indeed

Sesame Street Live brings new production to the Patriot Center.

Sunny Day, Indeed

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Great Falls Lights Up the Holidays

Great Falls Lights Up the Holidays

Kaine Talks Traffic

Residents Offer Solutions to Traffic Problems

Kaine Talks Traffic

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Comparing Downtown Plans

A look at the two downtown redevelopment proposals before the Town Council.

Comparing Downtown Plans

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Lansdowne Mother Sentenced

Lansdowne Mother Sentenced

News Briefs

News Briefs

Friends, Romans....

South County, Halley students learn Greek, Roman history together.

Friends, Romans....

Superintendent Proposes Operating Budget

Hatrick Proposes Increasing Teachers' Salaries

Superintendent Proposes Operating Budget

Planning Notebook

Planning Notebook

Volunteering

Volunteering

Day-Labor Site Moves Forward

Group projects mid-December opening date.

Day-Labor Site Moves Forward

Police Officer Arrested For Online Solicitation

Rookie cop was arrested as part of a sting operation

Police Officer Arrested For Online Solicitation

Dedicating a 'Dream'

Parents, elected officials congratulate each other during South County Secondary dedication.

Dedicating a 'Dream'

Sugarland Run Trail Open

Joggers enjoy serene mile-long design.

Sugarland Run Trail Open

Ponymania Raises $35,000

Ponymania Raises $35,000

Green Decal Enforcement Begins

Green Decal Enforcement Begins

Business

Business

Real Estate

Real Estate

Critics Target Assessment Cap

ARCH asks if the maximum assessment cap is too high.

Critics Target Assessment Cap

Herndon Couple Create Holiday 'Spirit'

Herndon Couple Create Holiday 'Spirit'

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

County Board Previews Budget Proposal

Critics say board should rein in expenditures as real estate assessment values are expected to slow

County Board Previews Budget Proposal

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Health

Health

Holiday Shopping in McLean

Holiday Shopping in McLean

StarNut Opens New Location

Supervisor DuBois attends ribbon-cutting ceremony.

StarNut Opens New Location

Revised Zoning Plan

Board of Supervisors Discuss Rural Land in Western Loudoun

Revised Zoning Plan

Giving the Gift of Experience

Residents of McLean and Great Falls open 'Excitations' just in time for the holiday season.

Giving the Gift of Experience

Dedicating a 'Dream'

Parents, elected officials congratulate each other during South County Secondary dedication.

Dedicating a 'Dream'

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

BRAC Group Requests State Funds for Arlington

Governor’s committee recommends millions in state money to help diminish the impact of job losses.

BRAC Group Requests State Funds for Arlington

Community

Community

Health Notes

Health Notes

Crash Course

Crash Course

Council Set to Vote on Cutting Penalties

Task Force proposes increased fines, jail time for violators.

Council Set to Vote on Cutting Penalties

Town Council Work Session

Council discusses downtown redelveopment plan, subdivision applications and upcoming FY 2006-07 budget.

Town Council Work Session

Christmas Bazaar at the German School

Christmas Bazaar at the German School

'Tis the Season

'Tis the Season

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Dancing With Professionals

Great Falls girls dance in Washington Ballet's new production of "The Nutcracker."

Dancing With Professionals

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

A Christmas Tradition

Children of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Great Falls prepare for annual Christmas Pageant.

A Christmas Tradition

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Council Begins Budget Discussions

Town Council members are asked to give early input on fiscal year 2006-07 budget.

Council Begins Budget Discussions

Job Hunt

Students Explore Jobs at Lansdowne Resort

Job Hunt

Maintaining the 'Light' of Hope

Friends of Tom Fox continue to pray for his safe release, reflect on importance of peacemaking work in Iraq.

Maintaining the 'Light' of Hope

Quarter Century of Community

The Lewinsville retirement residence celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Quarter Century of Community

Caregivers Scam Seniors at Leisure World

Identity theft a growing problem.

Caregivers Scam Seniors at Leisure World

Lighting Up the Season

Lighting Up the Season

Health

Health

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Remembering a 'Visionary'

Developer John Ringle worked for 5-acre zoning to preserve the Occoquan River Watershed.

Remembering a 'Visionary'

Friends, Romans....

South County, Halley students learn Greek, Roman history together.

Friends, Romans....

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

This Week in Potomac 12-7-05

This Week in Potomac 12-7-05

Students Carry Paper Lanterns for St. Martin's Day

Students Carry Paper Lanterns for St. Martin's Day

Symantec's Lemmon Named Best of Herndon Dulles

Symantec's Lemmon Named Best of Herndon Dulles

Town Forester Recognized

Town Forester Recognized

Fawsett Road Asbestos Worries Residents

Some hope tests will end paving dispute.

Fawsett Road Asbestos Worries Residents

Lighting Up the Season

Dranesville District Supervisor Joan DuBois did the honors of flicking the switch at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting sponsored by the McLean Chamber of Commerce.

Lighting Up the Season

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

StarNut Opens at New Location

Supervisor DuBois attends ribbon-cutting ceremony.

StarNut Opens at New Location

The Little Filly That Could

A Vienna couple was pleasantly surprised when their horse placed an unlikely third in the prestigious Breeders Crown.

The Little Filly That Could

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Backpacks Full of Sharing

Dogwood students receive free backpacks filled with goodies.

Backpacks Full of Sharing

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Silent Night (At Town Hall)

As the first snow of winter fell, the Town Council carried on with what business it had.

Silent Night (At Town Hall)

Remembering a 'Visionary'

Developer John Ringle worked for 5-acre zoning to preserve the Occoquan River Watershed.

Remembering a 'Visionary'

'No Ordinary' Play

Cappies Review

'No Ordinary' Play

Sunny Day, Indeed

Sesame Street Live brings new production to the Patriot Center.

Sunny Day, Indeed

Sunny Day, Indeed

Sesame Street Live brings new production to the Patriot Center.

Sunny Day, Indeed

Quarter Century of Community

The Lewinsville retirement residence celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Quarter Century of Community

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Week in Fairfax

News Briefs

Week in Fairfax

Health Notes

Health Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Reaching Out for the Holidays

Season of Giving project delivers Christmas to families of injured or fallen service men and women.

Reaching Out for the Holidays

Tis the Season

Tis the Season

Songs of Hope

Tales of apartheid, photographs of AIDS orphans central focus of World AIDS Day Concert.

Songs of Hope

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Holiday Shopping in McLean

Holiday Shopping in McLean

Health Notes

Health Notes

Santa Visits Lake Anne

Holiday celebration coincides with 40th Anniversary of the Lake Anne Village Center.

Santa Visits Lake Anne

Burke Centre Says 'No' to Boats

Burke Centre is now a community parking district.

Burke Centre Says 'No' to Boats

Burke Couple Cooks Up Culinary Trivia Game

Burke couple invents board game for gourmets.

Burke Couple Cooks Up Culinary Trivia Game

Maintaining the 'Light' of Hope

Friends of Tom Fox continue to pray for his safe release, reflect on importance of peacemaking work in Iraq.

Maintaining the 'Light' of Hope

A Christmas Tradition

Children of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Great Falls prepare for annual Christmas Pageant.

A Christmas Tradition

A Chance to Dance With Professionals

Great Falls girls dance in Washington Ballet's new production of "The Nutcracker."

A Chance to Dance With Professionals

Giving the Gift of Experience

Residents of McLean and Great Falls open 'Excitations' just in time for the holiday season.

Giving the Gift of Experience

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Owner of Frank’s Towing Arrested

George King charged with tax fraud.

Owner of Frank’s Towing Arrested

Schools Strive to Meet Federal Goals

Arlington schools concentrate on students’ individual needs, better preparing teachers and involving more parents.

Schools Strive to Meet Federal Goals

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Monday, December 5

Volunteer

Volunteer

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Briefs

Briefs

Briefs

Briefs

Oakton Park Gets Final Approval

Funding still needed for 10-acre park; history complicates plan.

Oakton Park Gets Final Approval

Volunteer

Volunteer

Calendar

Calendar

The Town Center Outside of Town

2.23 million square foot mixed-use development approved to go just south of Town of Herndon.

The Town Center Outside of Town

Calendar

Calendar

Fine Arts Scene

Fine Arts Scene

Dueling Lectures on O'Day

Board approves 10-unit townhouse development.

Dueling Lectures on O'Day

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Briefs

Briefs

Huskies Add Field

Flint Hill Upper School campus on Jermantown Road will not increase enrollment.

Huskies Add Field

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Health Notes

Health Notes

Fine Arts Scene

Fine Arts Scene

Fine Arts Scene

Fine Arts Scene

Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

LoGrande Gets Additional Hearing

Mount Vernon resident says he just wants to keep his house.

LoGrande Gets Additional Hearing

Volunteer

Volunteer

Thursday, December 1

A Traditional Christmas Outing

Fairfax County's only choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm is open for the season.

A Traditional Christmas Outing

A Traditional Christmas Outing

Fairfax County's only choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm is open for the season.

A Traditional Christmas Outing