Stories for April 2006

Stories for April 2006

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Thursday, April 27

Clark Street Gets Last Shakespeare Play

'Richard II' stars Henley and Hemmingsen.

Clark Street Gets Last Shakespeare Play

High Concept, Low Country

Chef Bryan Moscatello offers true American cuisine at Indigo Landing.

High Concept, Low Country

The Local Bean Scene

Inside some very different local coffee houses.

The Local Bean Scene

The Long 'Rode' Home

Casey Wilson brings sketch comedy show to Alexandria to honor her late mother, Kathy.

The Long 'Rode' Home

Ready for Prime Time Players

Aderbat rides momentum from 'Arcadia' appearance.

Ready for Prime Time Players

Annual Awards Honor Local Volunteers

Volunteer Fairfax presents service awards to Fairfax County volunteers, April 20.

Annual Awards Honor Local Volunteers

Farce Fitting For Tax Time

IRS the target of Little Theatre’s latest.

Farce Fitting For Tax Time

High Concept, Low Country

Chef Bryan Moscatello offers true American cuisine at Indigo Landing.

High Concept, Low Country

Doggie Drama

Sheepdogs steal the show in a limited engagement Victorian melodrama

Doggie Drama

The Long 'Rode' Home

Casey Wilson brings sketch comedy show to Alexandria to honor her late mother, Kathy.

The Long 'Rode' Home

The Local Bean Scene

Inside some very different local coffee houses.

The Local Bean Scene

14 Things to Do for Mother's Day

14 Things to Do for Mother's Day

Farce Fitting For Tax Time

Farce Fitting For Tax Time

Doggie Drama

Sheepdogs steal the show in a limited engagement Victorian melodrama

Doggie Drama

The 10-Year Itch of 'The Sentinel'

Matthew Razak

The 10-Year Itch of 'The Sentinel'

Taking Flight, Without the Fright

Flying a plane is almost easier than driving a car, but there is that pesky gravity to take into consideration.

Taking Flight, Without the Fright

Why Not Just Stay Silent?

Film Review

Why Not Just Stay Silent?

Annual Awards Honor Local Volunteers

Volunteer Fairfax presents service awards to Fairfax County volunteers, April 20.

Annual Awards Honor Local Volunteers

14 Things To Do for Mother's Day

14 Things To Do for Mother's Day

Wednesday, April 26

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

This Week in Potomac 4-26-06

This Week in Potomac 4-26-06

A Final Farewell for Tom Fox

Colleagues, friends of Springfield native share stories, urge peace work during memorial service.

A Final Farewell for Tom Fox

Staying Ahead of a Solvable Disease

Potomac's Pratt family organizes 'Great Strides' walk for children with cystic fibrosis.

Staying Ahead of a Solvable Disease

Deja Vu, Again

Board of Education and County Council remain at odds on unpopular Kendale construction plan.

Deja Vu, Again

Bazookas, Trebuchets and Mousetraps

Northern Virginia Science Olympiad comes to Carl Sandburg Middle School.

Bazookas, Trebuchets and Mousetraps

School Notes

School Notes

New Vision for Fort Belvoir

Local leaders meet with planners for Belvoir's BRAC impact.

New Vision for Fort Belvoir

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Changes at IMVH

New administrator; proposed health systems merger.

Changes at IMVH

Setting Goals

25 people take opportunity to influence county schools’ budget for years to come.

Setting Goals

Resident Named Press Secretary

Resident Named Press Secretary

School Notes

School Notes

A Final Farewell for Tom Fox

Colleagues, friends of Springfield native share stories, urge peace work during memorial service.

A Final Farewell for Tom Fox

VDOT Explains Telegraph Road Interchange Project

VDOT Explains Telegraph Road Interchange Project

Tiny Teachers, Big Fun

Third grade students at Halley Elementary teach South County ninth graders about China, Egypt and Mali.

Tiny Teachers, Big Fun

Down and Dirty

Rain doesn’t stop Hollin Meadows community from breaking ground on new wildlife habitat.

Down and Dirty

Seven Receive the Medal Nobody Wants

War's true price came home to the General's house.

Seven Receive the Medal Nobody Wants

Local Volunteers Honored

Local Volunteers Honored

School Notes

School Notes

Celebrating 10 Years of Community

St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub thanks community it serves, and helped to create.

Celebrating 10 Years of Community

Miss Old Dominion State

With sickle-cell platform, Chantilly High's Iris Walker competes in national pageant.

Miss Old Dominion State

Katherine Hanley Family Shelter Breaks Ground

Katherine Hanley Family Shelter Breaks Ground

Candidates Debate at Old Town Hall

Mayor, City Council candidates try to sum up agendas in one minute responses.

Candidates Debate at Old Town Hall

Chantilly's Karen Baker Wins Volunteer Service Award

Chantilly's Karen Baker Wins Volunteer Service Award

Middle Schools To Open After Hours

Expansion would make after-school activities available five days a week.

Middle Schools To Open After Hours

Breaking Ground on New Homeless Shelter

Katherine Hanley Family Shelter will house single mothers, young children.

Breaking Ground on New Homeless Shelter

Faith

Faith

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Ferozi Enters Guilty Plea

Stole items from Christian bookstore.

Ferozi Enters Guilty Plea

Guilty Plea Entered in Burglary

Guilty Plea Entered in Burglary

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Getting to Know...

Getting to Know...

Here's the Scoop on the New Shelter

Here's the Scoop on the New Shelter

Centreville High Classical Music Program Excels

Centreville High Classical Music Program Excels

Bank Robbers in Custody

Police say both men have allegedly confessed.

Bank Robbers in Custody

Police Seek Help on Hit and Run

Fatal crash may have been woman's second collision

Police Seek Help on Hit and Run

Health Notes

Health Notes

Public Hearing on Sully Woodlands

Residents are urged to attend, May 3, at Chantilly High.

Public Hearing on Sully Woodlands

A Final Farewell for Tom Fox

Colleagues, friends of Springfield native share stories, urge peace work during memorial service.

A Final Farewell for Tom Fox

Rocky Run Presents 'West Side Story'

Massive production features cast and crew of 80.

Rocky Run Presents 'West Side Story'

Hiring Up at Day Labor Center

Some officials are saying its more than just good weather

Hiring Up at Day Labor Center

Volunteers

Volunteers

Flu, Gridlock Top Council Meeting

City Council members discuss land-use application, city health and traffic pre-emption system at April 25 meeting.

Flu, Gridlock Top Council Meeting

Roundups

Roundups

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Clifton Residents Have Tough Choices To Make

Nine candidates vying for five slots on Clifton Town Council.

Clifton Residents Have Tough Choices To Make

Westfield Show Choir Puts on 'Disney Dazzle'

Westfield Show Choir Puts on 'Disney Dazzle'

Getting to Know...

Getting to Know...

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

'Beat' Goes on at Mosby Woods

Students celebrate poetry month with Beat Generation coffee house.

'Beat' Goes on at Mosby Woods

Health Notes

Health Notes

City Council Passes Budget

Tax bills will rise, but not as much as last year.

City Council Passes Budget

Latest Rec. Center Plans Unveiled

Latest Rec. Center Plans Unveiled

Deacon Charged with Having Sex with a Minor

Deacon Charged with Having Sex with a Minor

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Solving South County Stampede

Plans for a modified class schedule, boundary study discussed at community meeting.

Solving South County Stampede

Drugs, Guns and Loitering

Tenants see both police and ARHA staff as unresponsive.

Drugs, Guns and Loitering

14 Things to do with Mom

14 Things to do with Mom

LB Student Snares National Award

Michelle Fields honored for work helping dogs.

LB Student Snares National Award

VDOT Explains Interchange

VDOT Explains Interchange

A Vision for Fort Belvoir

Local leaders, planners weigh BRAC impact

A Vision for Fort Belvoir

Middle Schools To Open After Hours

Expansion would make after-school activities available five days a week.

Middle Schools To Open After Hours

Democrats Agree: Davis Must Go

Two Democrats vie for opportunity to challenge U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R).

Democrats Agree: Davis Must Go

Getting to Know...

Getting to Know...

Poetic License

Poetic License

Clifton Voters Have Tough Choices To Make

Nine candidates vie for five slots on Clifton Town Council.

Clifton Voters Have Tough Choices To Make

A Crash, Then Questions

A late-night car crash in southeast Washington kills two Alexandria women.

A Crash, Then Questions

Tiny Teachers, Big Fun

Third grade students at Halley Elementary teach South County ninth graders about China, Egypt and Mali.

Tiny Teachers, Big Fun

Health Notes

Health Notes

On the Campaign Trail

On the Campaign Trail

Today's Practice Is Tomorrow's Reality

Training for disasters they hope will never occur — but do.

Today's Practice Is Tomorrow's Reality

Awards Honor Dedication to Diversity

Four high school juniors receive Diversity Awards from the American Association of University Women.

Awards Honor Dedication to Diversity

Real Estate

Real Estate

Once Upon a Musical

Cappies Review

Once Upon a Musical

Clubs

Clubs

Calendar

Calendar

Health Notes

Health Notes

Points of Interest

Points of Interest

Volunteers

Volunteers

Once Upon a Musical

Cappies Review

Once Upon a Musical

Points of Interest

Points of Interest

Around Town

Around Town

Calendar

Calendar

Volunteers

Volunteers

Solving South County Stampede

Plans for a modified class schedule, boundary study discussed at community meeting.

Solving South County Stampede

Points of Interest

Points of Interest

Police Seek Help on Hit and Run Case

Fatal crash may have been woman's second collision

Police Seek Help on Hit and Run Case

Around Town

Around Town

Clubs

Clubs

Volunteers

Volunteers

Calendar

Calendar

Music and Theater

Music and Theater

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

The Arts

The Arts

Volunteers

Volunteers

School Notes

School Notes

A Vision for Fort Belvoir

Local leaders, planners weigh BRAC impact.

A Vision for Fort Belvoir

Getting Dirty To Get Clean

Springfield residents participate in Potomac Watershed Cleanup amid rain and mud.

Getting Dirty To Get Clean

Calendar

Calendar

Around Town

Around Town

Points of Interest

Points of Interest

Clubs

Clubs

Volunteers

Volunteers

Points of Interest

Entertainment

Points of Interest

Around Town

Around Town

For Potomac's Ahmad, One Chance to Give Back

Pakistani immigrant and businessman runs for at-large County Council seat.

For Potomac's Ahmad, One Chance to Give Back

Clubs

Clubs

A Vision for Fort Belvoir

Local leaders, planners weigh BRAC impact.

A Vision for Fort Belvoir

Calendar

Calendar

Cabin John Turns 75

Volunteer fire department celebrates three-quarters of a century with gala awards night.

Cabin John Turns 75

‘Change Is Inevitable, Ugliness Is Not'

As area grows, group warns of 'last chance' to preserve Potomac River's scenic beauty.

‘Change Is Inevitable, Ugliness Is Not'

Perspective “From the Edge”

Del Ray Artisans hosts thesis show for member.

Perspective “From the Edge”

Democrats Agree: Davis Must Go

Two Democrats vie for opportunity to challenge U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R).

Democrats Agree: Davis Must Go

Getting to Know...

Getting to Know...

Making Butterflies for Foster Care

Fairfax County's Foster Care system needs more foster homes, volunteers.

Making Butterflies for Foster Care

Clifton Voters Have Tough Choices To Make

Nine candidates vie for five slots on Clifton Town Council.

Clifton Voters Have Tough Choices To Make

Awards Honor Dedication to Diversity

Four high school juniors receive Diversity Awards from the American Association of University Women.

Awards Honor Dedication to Diversity

School Notes

School Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Criminal Charges in Halpern’s Death

The driver of a fuel tanker faces four counts of vehicular homicide in connection with Feb. 11, 2005 crash in Florida.

Criminal Charges in Halpern’s Death

Getting Dirty To Get Clean

Rain falls throughout the 18th Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup.

Getting Dirty To Get Clean

Tuesday, April 25

Board Approves 9.2 Percent Budget Increase

Funding will pay for raises for public safety officers, human services and infrastructure improvements.

Board Approves 9.2 Percent Budget Increase

College Notes

College Notes

Faith

Faith

College Notes

College Notes

Preparing for Potential Flu Pandemic

County advises citizens how to protect themselves against avian flu.

Preparing for Potential Flu Pandemic

Health

Health

Preparing for Potential Flu Pandemic

County advises citizens how to protect themselves against avian flu.

Preparing for Potential Flu Pandemic

Preparing for Possible Flu Pandemic

County advises citizens how to protect themselves against avian flu.

Preparing for Possible Flu Pandemic

Preparing for Potential Flu Pandemic

County advises citizens how to protect themselves against avian flu.

Preparing for Potential Flu Pandemic

Preparing for Potential Flu Pandemic

County advises citizens how to protect themselves against avian flu.

Preparing for Potential Flu Pandemic

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Gardening Notes

Gardening Notes

Schools

Schools

A Final Farewell for Tom Fox

Colleagues, friends of Springfield native share stories, urge peace work during memorial service.

A Final Farewell for Tom Fox

Volunteers

Volunteers

A Final Farewell for Tom Fox

Colleagues, friends of Springfield native share stories, urge peace work during memorial service.

A Final Farewell for Tom Fox

Business

Business

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Volunteers

Volunteers

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Community

Community

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

People

People

Volunteering

Volunteering

Volunteers

Volunteers

A Final Farewell for Tom Fox

Colleagues, friends of Springfield native share stories, urge peace work during memorial service.

A Final Farewell for Tom Fox

Volunteers

Volunteers

A Final Farewell for Tom Fox

Colleagues, friends of Springfield native share stories, urge peace work during memorial service.

A Final Farewell for Tom Fox

Fine Arts Scene

Fine Arts Scene

Theater, Music, Dance

Theater, Music, Dance

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Construction Costs Threaten Future Building Projects

County Manager Carlee outlines his recommendations for the county's new six-year Capital Improvement Program.

Construction Costs Threaten Future Building Projects

Local Hospital to Close

NVCH will become emergency services and imaging center.

Local Hospital to Close

Burke Nursery Faces Zoning Violations

Neighbors, planning commissioners call for owners to clean up site.

Burke Nursery Faces Zoning Violations

Committee's Action May Protect Buckingham Village

Developer calls proposal a recipe for a "white elephant."

Committee's Action May Protect Buckingham Village

Two Republicans Seeking to Challenge Moran Debate

Mark Ellmore and Tom O’Donoghue face off before June 13 Republican primary.

Two Republicans Seeking to Challenge Moran Debate

Arrests Made in Second Arlington Murder of 2006

Arrests Made in Second Arlington Murder of 2006

Tree Planting a Big Success

Tree Planting a Big Success

This Week in Arlington

This Week in Arlington

Joe Creed Dies While Refereeing Rowing

Joe Creed Dies While Refereeing Rowing

Public Safety Officers Receive Pay Raise

County Board allocates nearly $7 million to boost salaries to levels offered by Alexandria and Fairfax County.

Public Safety Officers Receive Pay Raise

Striving to Define Excellence in Education

Parents and school employees discuss ways to improve the Fairfax County public schools curriculum.

Striving to Define Excellence in Education

Different Stories

Four Great Falls authors discuss their personal experiences.

Different Stories

Simulating Life

New EMS training facility offers Fire and Rescue trainees state of the art learning exercises.

Simulating Life

Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Chamber Creating Database

McLean Chamber of Commerce compiles database to improve community relations.

Chamber Creating Database

Different Stories

Four Great Falls authors discuss their personal experiences.

Different Stories

Total Scholar

Total Scholar

Tackling Route 50 CPAM

Tackling Route 50 CPAM

The New CB

TrafficFlex Provides Traffic Tips

The New CB

Chamber Creating Database

McLean Chamber of Commerce compiles database to improve community relations.

Chamber Creating Database

DuPree Postpones Vote on Stone Hill Middle’s Attendance Boundary

School Board Holds Attendance Boundary

DuPree Postpones Vote on Stone Hill Middle’s Attendance Boundary

Simulating Life

New EMS training facility offers Fire and Rescue trainees state of the art learning exercises.

Simulating Life

Riding for Health

Riding for Health

Comfort Food

Being Irish in Loudoun

Comfort Food

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Saving the Slave Quarters

Saving the Slave Quarters

Week In McLean

Week In McLean

Preparing for Possible Flu Pandemic

Protecting Against Pandemic Flu

Preparing for Possible Flu Pandemic

Striving To Define Excellence in Education

Parents and school employees discuss ways to improve the Fairfax County public schools curriculum.

Striving To Define Excellence in Education

Horton Hears a Hit

Horton Hears a Hit

Unifying Force

Unifying Force

Chipping for Charity

Chipping for Charity

It's Getting Warmer ... Warmer ...

Ethical Society discusses climate change for Earth Day.

It's Getting Warmer ... Warmer ...

Annual Awards Honor Local Volunteers

Volunteer Fairfax presents service awards to Fairfax County volunteers, April 20.

Annual Awards Honor Local Volunteers

Business Notes

Business Notes

Students Convene Symposium on Disabilities

James Madison High School class raises public awareness of disabilities.

Students Convene Symposium on Disabilities

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Strathmore Hosts Celebration of Reading

Gala event benefits Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Strathmore Hosts Celebration of Reading

Hoover Students Board ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’

Middle schoolers perform in pioneering Savoyards production of Gilbert & Sullivan classic.

Hoover Students Board ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’

‘Little Niche’ for Large Animal Rescue

Schwartz’s post-Katrina animal rescue efforts honored by local DAR chapter and legislators.

‘Little Niche’ for Large Animal Rescue

Wootton Pays Tribute to Musgrove

Revered history teacher honored following his death by heart attack at 57.

Wootton Pays Tribute to Musgrove

32 Years of Delivering to Oakton

Mail carrier retires, recalls days of two-room post office.

32 Years of Delivering to Oakton

Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

People Notes

People Notes

Monday, April 24

The Fightin’ Seminarians of McLean U?

McLean Bible Church seeks permission to hold college-level classes, again.

The Fightin’ Seminarians of McLean U?

The Fightin’ Seminarians of McLean U?

McLean Bible Church seeks permission to hold college-level classes, again.

The Fightin’ Seminarians of McLean U?

No Light in This Wilderness

Hotel with “lantern roof” proposed at Toll Road and Hunter Mill.

No Light in This Wilderness

No Condos South of Market

Boston Properties drops bid for residential use in Town Center.

No Condos South of Market

Condos Could Come to Oracle Property

Plan would add 457 condos to Oracle, but would not replace office space.

Condos Could Come to Oracle Property

No Light in This Wilderness

Hotel with “lantern roof” proposed at Toll Road and Hunter Mill.

No Light in This Wilderness

Thursday, April 20

Creed Dies While Refereeing Rowing

Creed Dies While Refereeing Rowing

A Little Seinfeld, A Little Jack Tripper

With a sitcom feel, “Love, Sex, and the IRS” races to keep audience laughing.

A Little Seinfeld, A Little Jack Tripper

Getting to Know...

Shano B. Kapadia

Getting to Know...

Getting to Know...

Shano B. Kapadia

Getting to Know...

A Big Bridge for Big Traffic

Mount Vernon CAC members hear an update on Wilson Bridge, and its famous resident.

A Big Bridge for Big Traffic

Speaking Out on Something Ugly

At Reach Out meeting, women confront HIV and sexual abuse within their community.

Speaking Out on Something Ugly

Who is being Crucified on Route 1?

VIC’s Stations of the Cross tour takes worshippers to flash points in the debate over affordable housing.

Who is being Crucified on Route 1?

Becoming ‘Becoming George’

New Musical Debuts at Metrostage

Becoming ‘Becoming George’

Blindfolded on a Balance Beam

Washington Mills Elementary students simulate experience of autism.

Blindfolded on a Balance Beam

Wednesday, April 19

Little Game Hunting

Mark Kelly will lead three insect safaris during the city’s Earth Day event.

Little Game Hunting

Interfaith Meal

ADAMS Center Holds Passover Seder

Interfaith Meal

Calendar

Calendar

Loudoun County’s 'First Home Makeover'

Broad Run High School Teacher Gets Pay Back

Loudoun County’s 'First Home Makeover'

The Family Listings

The Family Listings

How Many Voters Will Participate?

Elections officials expect 23 percent of registered voters to show up on Election Day.

How Many Voters Will Participate?

Will Brand New School Board Be a Problem?

Candidates and current school board members offer varying opinions.

Will Brand New School Board Be a Problem?

Beneath the Surface

Two recent Old Town discoveries unearth a cistern and a fire well.

Beneath the Surface

QB Gives Back to Community

Play Golf for Charity

QB Gives Back to Community

Signature Sweeps Hayes Awards

Eight awards for Arlington company.

Signature Sweeps Hayes Awards

Clean Sweep

Sterling Foundation Plans Boulevard Cleanup

Clean Sweep

School Notes

School Notes

Greenbriar Woman Charged With Assaulting Police Officer

Greenbriar Woman Charged With Assaulting Police Officer

’Skins, Potoatoes To Aid Homeless

Birchmere hosts 4th Annual Carpenter's Shelter Cook-off.

’Skins, Potoatoes To Aid Homeless

Health Notes

Health Notes

Faith

Faith

Local Theater

Local Theater

Faith

Faith

Calendar

Calendar

Westfield Students Perform in All-State Chorus

Choral Concert is April 27-29 in Chesapeake.

Westfield Students Perform in All-State Chorus

Redskins, Potatoes To Aid Homeless

Birchmere hosts 4th Annual Carpenter's Shelter Cook-off.

Redskins, Potatoes To Aid Homeless

Signature Sweeps Hayes Awards

Eight awards for Arlington company.

Signature Sweeps Hayes Awards

Calendar

Calendar

Local Nurse Named to National Council

Appointment will enhance a life-long commitment to care.

Local Nurse Named to National Council

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Helicopter Drops Marshmallows on Easter Egg-Hunt

Children hunt for marshmallows in exchange for prizes at the Jubilee Christian Center's Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 15.

Helicopter Drops Marshmallows on Easter Egg-Hunt

Roundups

Roundups

The Arts

The Arts

Centreville High Presents 'Kiss Me, Kate'

Spring musical has cast of 80 actors, singers, dancers.

Centreville High Presents 'Kiss Me, Kate'

Signature Sweeps Hayes Awards

Signature Sweeps Hayes Awards

Frey Gives Update on Road Projects

Discusses Walney/Braddock, Route 50, Stringfellow, Stone.

Frey Gives Update on Road Projects

One Giant Leap for Armstrong

From elegant dining to fish and chips, a dual dream comes true for chef.

One Giant Leap for Armstrong

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Historic Cemetery Halts Road Project

Guinea Road Cemetery may be eligible for National Register of Historic Places.

Historic Cemetery Halts Road Project

LB Alum Snares Journalism Award

David Grant honored for work at Virginia Tech newspaper.

LB Alum Snares Journalism Award

School Notes

School Notes

JCCNV Jazzed about Film Festival

Sixth Annual International Jewish Film Festival begins April 27 at Fair City Mall.

JCCNV Jazzed about Film Festival

Remembering the Holocaust

City’s annual Yom Hashoah ceremony commemorates Nazi atrocities.

Remembering the Holocaust

Fine Arts Scene

Fine Arts Scene

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Calendar

Calendar

Health Notes

Health Notes

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

School Notes

School Notes

Volunteers

Volunteers

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Shooting Report Submitted

Commonwealth’s attorney’s investigation will take 60 to 90 days.

Shooting Report Submitted

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

The Theatre Listings

The Theatre Listings

Food Lyon

Arlington native competed for culinary stardom on reality show.

Food Lyon

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Volunteers

Volunteers

Calendar

Calendar

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Biking, Walking Advances in Alexandria

The city hires a pedestrian and bicycle coordinator.

Biking, Walking Advances in Alexandria

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Fairfax Man Takes the High Road

Col. Brad Smith plans to hike the Appalachian Trail this summer to raise money for the American Patriot Scholarship Fund.

Fairfax Man Takes the High Road

The Final Throes

The Final Throes

Burke Musician Finds Local Fame

Burke bass player makes the top 12 of radio competition with band Adelyn.

Burke Musician Finds Local Fame

School Notes

School Notes

A Free Lunch on Christmas

A Free Lunch on Christmas

Everyday Heroes

Chamber Honors Local Heroes

Everyday Heroes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Another 'Scary' Production

Film Review

Another 'Scary' Production

Volunteers

Volunteers

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Volunteers

Volunteers

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Garden Party to Remember

Garden Party to Remember

Calendar

Calendar

‘Katrina Kids’ Visit Mount Vernon Estate

A life-time trip for survivors of life time storm.

‘Katrina Kids’ Visit Mount Vernon Estate

Seniors Making After School Plans

Seniors Juggle Homework and Applications

Seniors Making After School Plans

Club & Organizations

Club & Organizations

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Faith

Faith

Calendar

Calendar

Helen Hanback Edmonds — An American Model

That was then — this is now. She knew them both.

Helen Hanback Edmonds — An American Model

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Earth Day Events

Earth Day Events

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Calendar

Calendar

For Summer Parties, Chairs with Flair

From imports to quirky accessories, furnishing for outdoor entertainment.

For Summer Parties, Chairs with Flair

Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods

For Summer Parties, Chairs with Flair

From imports to quirky accessories, furnishing for outdoor entertainment.

For Summer Parties, Chairs with Flair

Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods

JCCNV Jazzed about Film Festival

Sixth Annual International Jewish Film Festival begins April 27 at Fair City Mall.

JCCNV Jazzed about Film Festival

Chantilly Students Win Marketing Honors

Chantilly Students Win Marketing Honors

Frey Gives 'State of Sully'

Addresses WFCCA quarterly meeting about budget, roads and parks.

Frey Gives 'State of Sully'

Redskins, Potatoes To Aid Homeless

Birchmere hosts 4th Annual Carpenter's Shelter Cook-off.

Redskins, Potatoes To Aid Homeless

Fairfax Man Takes the High Road

Col. Brad Smith plans to hike the Appalachian Trail this summer to raise money for the American Patriot Scholarship Fund.

Fairfax Man Takes the High Road

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Fresh Air

Fresh Air

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith

Faith

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Fields or Trees?

Candidates sound off on a proposal to chop down three acres of trees at Jones Point Park.

Fields or Trees?

Faith

Faith

Health Notes

Health Notes

Community Joins Together

The JCCNV offers Passover Seder on second night of Passover.

Community Joins Together

Calendar

Calendar

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith

Faith

Community Joins Together

The JCCNV offers Passover Seder on second night of Passover.

Community Joins Together

New Inspectors Closing More Overcrowding Cases

Newly-hired community inspectors augment town's excessive occupancy investigations.

New Inspectors Closing More Overcrowding Cases

2 Men Are Charged With Pandering

2 Men Are Charged With Pandering

Painting a Rosy Future

College students learn the ropes of business through house painting.

Painting a Rosy Future

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Music and Theater

Music and Theater

Historic Cemetery Halts Road Project

Guinea Road Cemetery may be eligible for National Register of Historic Places.

Historic Cemetery Halts Road Project

Song of the Earth

“The music reinforces the message” for environmentally focused ensemble.

Song of the Earth

Health Notes

Health Notes

Tuesday, April 18

Students Head to Iowa

Students Head to Iowa

A Soaring Tribute

Mason Neck State Park hosts Elizabeth Hartwell Memorial Eagle Festival on Saturday.

A Soaring Tribute

Ministries Bid on Auctions To Raise Funds

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries conducts auctions to help needy families.

Ministries Bid on Auctions To Raise Funds

Life after the Charrette

After a 10-month slow down, RCRC begins to build momentum on Lake Anne revitalization.

Life after the Charrette

Governing Documents Approved

Successful referendum caps off four-year effort.

Governing Documents Approved

Traffic Calming at Last?

Residents to vote on Old Chesterbrook Road traffic proposal on May 2.

Traffic Calming at Last?

People Notes

People Notes

ABC-Endorsed Endorsed Ticket Sweeps RA Election

Jennifer Blackwell, Mark Watts win two at-large seats; Kathleen Driscoll McKee wins South Lakes seat.

ABC-Endorsed Endorsed Ticket Sweeps RA Election

Ending on a High-Note

Revised parts and pianissimo falsetto are some of the challenges the New Dominion Chorale faces with "The Verdi Requiem."

Ending on a High-Note

Route 50 Residents Respond

Route 50 Residents Respond

Supervisors Fix Budget Issues

Supervisors Fix Budget Issues

Ministries Bid on Auctions To Raise Funds

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries conducts auctions to help needy families

Ministries Bid on Auctions To Raise Funds

Traffic Calming at Last?

Residents to vote on Old Chesterbrook Road traffic proposal on May 2.

Traffic Calming at Last?

Honoring an Angel

Marian Chirichella is recognized by President Bush for her support of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

Honoring an Angel

Gardening Notes

Gardening Notes

A Soaring Tribute

Mason Neck State Park hosts Elizabeth Hartwell Memorial Eagle Festival on Saturday.

A Soaring Tribute

People

People

Town’s Future Hinges on Immigration Issues

Town Council hopefuls debate which direction to take.

Town’s Future Hinges on Immigration Issues

Can They Do It?

Can They Do It?

Make Room, Make Room

Enrollment problems at elementary, secondary schools create worries for parents, school staff members.

Make Room, Make Room

Make Room, Make Room

Enrollment problems at elementary, secondary schools create worries for parents, school staff members.

Make Room, Make Room

Safety School

Safety School

Shannon: State in Deadlock

Transportation funding hinders General Assembly action..

Shannon: State in Deadlock

Business Notes

Business Notes

In Their Easter Bonnets

Pets on parade at Lake Accotink Park.

In Their Easter Bonnets

Artist Community Rising

Great Falls Studios is pleasantly surprised by its rapid growth.

Artist Community Rising

Gathering Brownie Points

A group of Girl Scouts is working to make the world a better place.

Gathering Brownie Points

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Real Estate

Real Estate

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Business

Business

Honoring an Angel

Marian Chirichella is recognized by President Bush for her support of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

Honoring an Angel

100 Years and Loving It

McLean resident George Goldman celebrates his 100th birthday.

100 Years and Loving It

Historic Feud Resurfaces

Council hears arguments for removal of property form historic district.

Historic Feud Resurfaces

Getting to Know ...Eileen Boone

Getting to Know ...Eileen Boone

Community

Community

Artist Community Rising

Great Falls Studios is pleasantly surprised by its rapid growth.

Artist Community Rising

Fighting to Serve the Public

Fighting to Serve the Public

Happy Hunting for Easter

Local churches observe Holy Week, celebrate Easter.

Happy Hunting for Easter

Clarence Darrow Comes to Reston

Clarence Darrow Comes to Reston

Getting to Know ...Eileen Boone

Getting to Know ...Eileen Boone

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

100 Years and Loving It

McLean resident George Goldman celebrates his 100th birthday.

100 Years and Loving It

Ending on a High-Note

Revised parts and pianissimo falsetto are some of the challenges the New Dominion Chorale faces with "The Verdi Requiem."

Ending on a High-Note

A Philanthropist in the Making

McLean High School graduate plans to raise $33,333 for a failing Honduran orphanage.

A Philanthropist in the Making

Fire and Rescue Grows with County

Fire and Rescue Grows with County

A Philanthropist in the Making

McLean High School graduate plans to raise $33,333 for a failing Honduran orphanage.

A Philanthropist in the Making

Hymns of Praise

St. John's United Methodist Church commemorates 50 years on Saturday.

Hymns of Praise

Ending on a High-Note

Revised parts and pianissimo falsetto are some of the challenges the New Dominion Chorale faces with "The Verdi Requiem."

Ending on a High-Note

Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

Health

Health

Schools

Schools

Award-Winning Projects

These contractors make it look easy.

Award-Winning Projects

Monday, April 17

Who’s Got the Time?

Growing nationally, personal concierge industry serves Potomac.

Who’s Got the Time?

Plan Seeks to Eradicate Homelessness

County strives to increase stock of permanent housing, enhance support services and add job training programs.

Plan Seeks to Eradicate Homelessness

Classical Music Returns to Arlington

An enthusiastic crowd welcomes the Arlington Philharmonic during its first concert at Kenmore Middle School.

Classical Music Returns to Arlington

Amid Acrimony, Something Gets Done

Legislature passes clean air bill and new teacher pension plan; Montgomery County fares well in funding.

Amid Acrimony, Something Gets Done

Bottled Water for Anxiety Relief?

Local agencies plan disaster preparedness event May 13 at Mormon church on Falls Road.

Bottled Water for Anxiety Relief?

Civic Federation Asks County to Curb Sidewalk Policy

Resolution seeks more flexibility for neighborhoods who want street improvements but not sidewalks.

Civic Federation Asks County to Curb Sidewalk Policy

Three Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

May event at Travilah Quarry to return; Lockhouse 8 River Center celebration precedes 2006 season.

Three Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

This Week in Arlington

This Week in Arlington

Final Exposure

Newberry’s Camera Repair Shop closes next week after serving community for more than 50 years.

Final Exposure

This Week in Potomac 4-19-06

This Week in Potomac 4-19-06

Real Estate Tax Changes Coming

Real Estate Tax Changes Coming

Suburban Coyotes Move In

Attacks on humans and pets possible when coyotes learn to rely on human food sources.

Suburban Coyotes Move In

Politicians Endorse Democratic Contenders for Senate

Arlington Democrats line up behind either James Webb or Harris Miller.

Politicians Endorse Democratic Contenders for Senate

Thursday, April 13

Local Church Finds New Home

Kings Chapel breaks ground near Clifton.

Local Church Finds New Home

Family, Friends Remember Clifton's Jason Fadness, 21

Young Clifton Resident is Mourned.

Family, Friends Remember Clifton's Jason Fadness, 21

Family, Friends Remember Clifton's Jason Fadness, 21

Young Clifton Resident is Mourned.

Family, Friends Remember Clifton's Jason Fadness, 21

Local Church Finds New Home

Kings Chapel breaks ground near Clifton.

Local Church Finds New Home

Wednesday, April 12

Hot Buns, Leaving Them Cross

Despite protests, hot cross buns won't fade away.

Hot Buns, Leaving Them Cross

Night Life

Night Life

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Calendar

Calendar

Slevin is a Lucky Number

Film Review

Slevin is a Lucky Number

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health Notes

Health Notes

Play Ball! Little League Season Begins

West Springfield Little League starts season of family, friendship at Byron Park.

Play Ball! Little League Season Begins

Politicks and Music

Politicks and Music

Volunteers

Volunteers

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Volunteers

Volunteers

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Politicks And Music

Politicks And Music

Alexandria = New York City?

Alexandria = New York City?

Fresh Air

Fresh Air

Peeling the Myth

'Realistic Visionary’ offers a useful set of inquiries.

Peeling the Myth

Farm Gives Horses Second Chance

Abused, neglected horses nursed back to health at Clifton farm.

Farm Gives Horses Second Chance

The Search for Spa

The Search for Spa

Schools

Schools

Alexandria = New York City?

Alexandria = New York City?

Charming Saturday

Historic garden tour will spotlight seven houses in Old Town.

Charming Saturday

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

The Arts

The Arts

Music and Theater

Music and Theater

Business Notes

Business Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Real Estate

Real Estate

Ongoing

Ongoing

Art

Art

Politicks and Music

Politicks and Music

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Calendar

Calendar

Volunteers

Volunteers

Board Adopts Budget; Sets Tax Rate

Board Adopts Budget; Sets Tax Rate

The Theatre Listings

The Theatre Listings

Schools

Schools

Calendar

Calendar

Movable Houses For Affordable Housing

Movable Houses For Affordable Housing

Volunteers

Volunteers

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

A Good Fit

Cast size, beloved plays factor into choosing a spring production.

A Good Fit

A Good Fit

Cast size, beloved plays factor into choosing a spring production.

A Good Fit

Politicks and Music

Politicks and Music

Courage Under Fire

Valor Awards honor Alexandriaís fearless heroes.

Courage Under Fire

"A Lot To Be Dislosed"

Virginia DEQ decision satisfies Mirant, not Alexandria.

"A Lot To Be Dislosed"

The Incumbent’s Advantage

The Incumbent’s Advantage

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

A Sucking Sound?

Candidates Sound off on the Business Improvement District.

A Sucking Sound?

More Than A Neighborhood: A Village Problem

Mansionization: A modern version of fencing the open range.

More Than A Neighborhood: A Village Problem

Recognizing the Guardians

Celebrating city attorneys who battle child abuse in Alexandria.

Recognizing the Guardians

Supervisors Call Saturday Meeting

Supervisors Call Saturday Meeting

Historic Houses of the Potomac Path

Some of the homes described no longer exisit, torn down before people realized their value.

Historic Houses of the Potomac Path

Charming Saturday

Historic garden tour will spotlight seven houses in Old Town.

Charming Saturday

The City’s New Czar

The City’s New Czar

Be It Ever So Humble

There is no "why", just "how", at this event.

Be It Ever So Humble

Pen Pals Here And There

Pen Pals Here And There

Tom DeLay: Alexandrian?

Former majority leader plans to move to the city’s west side.

Tom DeLay: Alexandrian?

'The Alexandria Warthogs’

Minor-league basketball team may come to Alexandria.

'The Alexandria Warthogs’

Federation Reviews Healthplex Plans

Meeting addresses proposed changes for the Inova Healthplex, new neighborhood.

Federation Reviews Healthplex Plans

The Search for Spa

The Search for Spa

Women at the Helm

Women at the Helm

SMA Fund-Raiser at Glory Days

SMA Fund-Raiser at Glory Days

Faith

Faith

Patriots Come Home

City of Fairfax welcomes basketball team with a parade Friday, April 7.

Patriots Come Home

Charming Saturday

Historic garden tour will spotlight seven houses in Old Town.

Charming Saturday

Miller Pleads Guilty to Grand Larceny

Miller Pleads Guilty to Grand Larceny

Close But No Deal – Yet

King Crossing Project inches closer to the 60-40 SBCA goal.

Close But No Deal – Yet

Tom Terrific: Actor Shines in 'Sawyer'

Kuhns stars in musical adventures.

Tom Terrific: Actor Shines in 'Sawyer'

Peeling the Myth

‘Realistic Visionary’ offers a useful set of inquiries.

Peeling the Myth

Jason Fadness, 21, of Clifton Mourned

Jason Fadness, 21, of Clifton Mourned

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Roundups

Roundups

New Home for a Church

The King's Chapel breaks ground in Clifton.

New Home for a Church

Greenbriar Man Charged with Vehicle Tampering

Greenbriar Man Charged with Vehicle Tampering

Contained Inspiration

Master gardener offers advice on how to choose the right plants for the right container.

Contained Inspiration

Business Notes

Business Notes

Play Ball!

West Springfield Little League starts season of family, friendship at Byron Park.

Play Ball!

Federation Reviews Healthplex Plans

Meeting addresses proposed changes for the Inova Healthplex, new neighborhood.

Federation Reviews Healthplex Plans

Chantilly High Presents 'Auntie Mame'

Double-cast play has cast and crew of 60.

Chantilly High Presents 'Auntie Mame'

The Family Listings

The Family Listings

Farm Gives Horses Second Chance

Abused, neglected horses nursed back to health at Clifton farm.

Farm Gives Horses Second Chance

Eleven Dranesville District Residents Quaify to Run, Part II

Eleven Dranesville District Residents Quaify to Run, Part II

Incumbents Pursue Another Term

Fairfax Boulevard, fiscal restraint a priority for incumbent candidates for City Council.

Incumbents Pursue Another Term

Police Search for Hit and Run Driver

Fairfax woman, 76, dies in the crash.

Police Search for Hit and Run Driver

Five Challengers Enter Council Race

Five candidates are running against incumbent City Council members.

Five Challengers Enter Council Race

Patriots Come Home

City of Fairfax welcomes basketball team with a parade Friday, April 7.

Patriots Come Home

Eleven Dranesville District Residents Qualify to Run, Part II

Eleven Dranesville District Residents Qualify to Run, Part II

Faith

Faith

Faith

Faith

Relaxation Refund

Spas offer several ways to de-stress after Tax Day.

Relaxation Refund

Loudoun Resident Rebuilds Lives

The Cancun Alternative

Loudoun Resident Rebuilds Lives

Youth Center Celebrates Year of Progress

One year later, Herndon residents still strive to provide after-school alternatives for area youth.

Youth Center Celebrates Year of Progress

Virginia Review

Virginia Review

Virginia Review

Delegate, Senator Look Back on First Session

Virginia Review

Pastor Bridges Gap

One Church; Two Languages

Pastor Bridges Gap

Local Heroes

Maintenance Men Save Woman from Burning Car

Local Heroes

Faith

Faith

Candidates Square Off on Town's Future

Residents got a look at their options for Town Council last Wednesday in anticipation of the May 2 elections.

Candidates Square Off on Town's Future

New Library Will Provide Social Center

New Library Will Provide Social Center

Worker Hits Verizon Cable

Worker Hits Verizon Cable

Mixed Emotions

School Board Reacts to County Budget

Mixed Emotions

Curriculum Program Makes Science Fun

Curriculum Program Makes Science Fun

School Notes

School Notes

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Calendar

Calendar

Dominion Stages Tom Sawyer Musical

Production Has A Charmer In The Lead Role

Dominion Stages Tom Sawyer Musical

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Health

Health

Exit, Stage Dive Left

Three nights of local music proves a success for the 3rd Annual Six Points Music Festival.

Exit, Stage Dive Left

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Theater

Theater

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Fine Arts Scene

Fine Arts Scene

Tuesday, April 11

Fortune Shines

Local band Lucky Day prepares for the release of their new EP, this weekend at Jammin’ Java.

Fortune Shines

Exit, Stage Dive Left

Three nights of local music proves a success for the 3rd Annual Six Points Music Festival.

Exit, Stage Dive Left

Beware: Fraudulent Claims of IRS Refunds

Beware: Fraudulent Claims of IRS Refunds

Fortune Shines

Local band Lucky Day prepares for the release of their new EP, this weekend at Jammin’ Java.

Fortune Shines

Fortune Shines

Local band Lucky Day prepares for the release of their new EP, this weekend at Jammin’ Java.

Fortune Shines

Thousands Expected for Historic Garden Week

A week of gardens, history open for spring tours.

Thousands Expected for Historic Garden Week

Fortune Shines

Local band Lucky Day prepares for the release of their new EP, this weekend at Jammin’ Java.

Fortune Shines

Fortune Shines

Local band Lucky Day prepares for the release of their new EP, this weekend at Jammin’ Java.

Fortune Shines

Fortune Shines

Local band Lucky Day prepares for the release of their new EP, this weekend at Jammin’ Java.

Fortune Shines

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

School Board OKs Preliminary Budget

Final 2007 budget depends on amount of real estate tax revenue from the county.

School Board OKs Preliminary Budget

Democratic Contenders Go Head to Head

Sally Baird and Sharon Davis are competing to secure the Democratic nomination for the upcoming School Board election.

Democratic Contenders Go Head to Head

Cleaning the Potomac Watershed

131 tons of trash removed in three hours on Saturday.

Cleaning the Potomac Watershed

Architects 'Can' Eliminate Hunger

Arlington Food Assistance Center reaps benefits of local architects' friendly — but challenging — competition.

Architects 'Can' Eliminate Hunger

'Work Together,’ Residents Tell County, Schools

Neighbors demand more coordination on Westover Library and Reed School projects.

'Work Together,’ Residents Tell County, Schools

This Week in Arlington

This Week in Arlington

Local Store Helps Global Mamas

Women from around the world help bring business to women in Ghana.

Local Store Helps Global Mamas

On the Right Tract

County redesigns plans for aquatic and athletic complex north of Crystal City.

On the Right Tract

Local Agencies' Valor Recognized

Police, Fire and Sheriff departments commend those who've gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Local Agencies' Valor Recognized

Library: Needs Improvement

Larger facilities, more books and better technology planned.

Library: Needs Improvement

Eleven Dranesville District Residents Qualify to Run

Five adult, two teen positions available on governing board.

Eleven Dranesville District Residents Qualify to Run

'Crashing' Into Each Other

Residents discuss fear, bias and human behavior in times of crisis.

'Crashing' Into Each Other

Association Talks Budgets and Zoning

Board members discuss county budget and Winchester Homes application.

Association Talks Budgets and Zoning

Missing Teen

Missing Teen

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Carl Sandburg Principal Retires after 9 Years

Donna Pasteur worked in Fairfax County her entire career, 34 years.

Carl Sandburg Principal Retires after 9 Years

'Crashing' Into Each Other

Residents discuss fear, bias and human behavior in times of crisis.

'Crashing' Into Each Other

Association Talks Budgets and Zoning

Board members discuss county budget and Winchester Homes application.

Association Talks Budgets and Zoning

Celebrating a McFestival

McLean High School celebrates its culture and diversity.

Celebrating a McFestival

‘Blast’ Gone ‘Round the World

Churchill’s annual rock-and-roll revue celebrates global diversity and unity — as well as the Piano Man, country women and the ’80s.

‘Blast’ Gone ‘Round the World

Leveling the Field of the Future

State’s new Secretary of Technology sees information technology creating connections and closing gaps.

Leveling the Field of the Future

Scrapping and Slogging Toward a Clean Potomac

3,454 volunteers removed 131 tons of trash at the 18th annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.

Scrapping and Slogging Toward a Clean Potomac

Crime Briefs

Crime Briefs

West Potomac Students Speak Out

Students and faculty search for compromise between walking out, speaking out.

West Potomac Students Speak Out

Cleaning the Environment A Personal Issue

Whitman urges students to take responsibility.

Cleaning the Environment A Personal Issue

Theater Groups Merge

Members of C.A.S.T. and The Great Falls Players plan to join forces.

Theater Groups Merge

Long-Awaited Safeway Finally Open

Crowds, politicians gather for grand opening of new location on Route 1.

Long-Awaited Safeway Finally Open

Did RA Suppress Vote Tally?

Info leaked to supporters, but not to others.

Did RA Suppress Vote Tally?

Tax District Discontents

More neighborhoods want out of the tax district that funds the RCC.

Tax District Discontents

Library Arising

Residents and officials celebrate the upcoming construction of Oakton Library.

Library Arising

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Reston Home to $35 Million Stream ‘Bank’

Company to sell "credits" to NV developers.

Reston Home to $35 Million Stream ‘Bank’

Community Notes

Community Notes

Teamwork Yields New Turf

Residents and officials gather at Waters Field Saturday to dedicate new, high-endurance turf.

Teamwork Yields New Turf

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Taking NASA Challenge

Oakton students prepare rocket for launch from NASA Space Flight Center.

Taking NASA Challenge

Of Death and Taxes

Property taxes, retirement costs and life insurance figure heavily in proposed town budget.

Of Death and Taxes

People Notes

People Notes

Military Notes

Military Notes

’Show What You Know’

Expo gives students chance to explain interests, hobbies, knowledge.

’Show What You Know’

Life as Refugee Yields Book

Goran Rahim, born in Iraq, recently published a book of poetry.

Life as Refugee Yields Book

Embracing Community

Northrop Grumman is among the Best of Reston.

Embracing Community

Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

Schools Say No To 'Energy' Drinks

Fairfax County bans high school athletes from drinking high-caffeine beverages such as Red Bull.

Schools Say No To 'Energy' Drinks

Celebrating Passover

Celebrating Passover

College Notes

College Notes

Faith

Faith

College Notes

College Notes

Virtuoso for the Ages

Blind violinist plays for Great Falls students.

Virtuoso for the Ages

Community

Community

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Beware: Fraudulent Claims of IRS Refunds

Beware: Fraudulent Claims of IRS Refunds

Business

Business

Virtuoso for the Ages

Blind violinist plays for Great Falls students.

Virtuoso for the Ages

Community

Community

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Beware: Fraudulent Claims of IRS Refunds

Beware: Fraudulent Claims of IRS Refunds

Business

Business

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Volunteering

Volunteering

Getting to Know...James Bailey

Getting to Know...James Bailey

People

People

Monday, April 10

Diversifying Tax Revenue

Town staff announce plans to alleviate real estate tax sting.

Diversifying Tax Revenue

This Week in Potomac 4-12-06

This Week in Potomac 4-12-06

Officials Pass Ordinance To Aid Development

Changes to Herndon zoning ordinance aim to simplify the jobs of developers and clean up 30 years of piecemeal amendments.

Officials Pass Ordinance To Aid Development

Students Stage Immigration Walkout

Herndon High students join ranks of nationwide immigration reform demonstrators.

Students Stage Immigration Walkout

Arresting Cardiac Arrest

New law will require automatic defibrillators in every public high school.

Arresting Cardiac Arrest

Basile Keeps Busy, Keeps Moving

Between five-hour workouts, paralysis victim advocates for stem-cell research.

Basile Keeps Busy, Keeps Moving

Crash Forces Massive Repair

Truck destroys two utility poles, closing Falls Road for 14 hours.

Crash Forces Massive Repair

A Nice Fixer Upper

Plan change could see large, mixed use development at Springfield Mall.

A Nice Fixer Upper

Samoas and Thin Mints for Soldiers

Samoas and Thin Mints for Soldiers

Nurturing A New Generation of Stewards

West Montgomery County Citizens Association president's letter.

Nurturing A New Generation of Stewards

Thursday, April 6

Sacred Music

Burke resident honored for 32 years of service as cantor.

Sacred Music

Watch This: Mason out of NCAA

GMU sees a flood of school pride on campus Saturday.

Watch This: Mason out of NCAA

Running an HOA

Braddock District Council leads workshop for community leaders.

Running an HOA

Watch This: Mason out of NCAA

GMU sees a flood of school pride on campus Saturday.

Watch This: Mason out of NCAA

Council Trims Tax Rate

The City Council approves its budget with a property tax rate of 71 cents.

Council Trims Tax Rate

Watch This: Mason out of NCAA

GMU sees a flood of school pride on campus Saturday.

Watch This: Mason out of NCAA

Watch This: Mason out of NCAA

GMU sees a flood of school pride on campus Saturday.

Watch This: Mason out of NCAA

Peanuts and Cracker Jack

Games begin for Fairfax Little League with opening day parade Saturday.

Peanuts and Cracker Jack

Sacred Music

Burke resident honored for 32 years of service as cantor.

Sacred Music

Watch This: Mason out of NCAA

GMU sees a flood of school pride on campus Saturday.

Watch This: Mason out of NCAA

How To Run an HOA

Braddock District Council leads workshop for community leaders.

How To Run an HOA

Wednesday, April 5

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Calendar

Calendar

Town Council News

Town Council News

First, Set School Goals ...

School Board members ask residents what they want from their schools.

First, Set School Goals ...

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Transportation Shapes Town Meeting

Lee District's annual town meeting a time for citizen information and input — especially on transportation.

Transportation Shapes Town Meeting

The Speaks Headlines at Six Points Festival

Springfield band headlines April 8 show in Arlington, part of the Six Points Music Festival.

The Speaks Headlines at Six Points Festival

Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

Making Life Safer for Teens

Fairfax Police offer teen safety tips.

Making Life Safer for Teens

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Best Still To Come

Planning and ongoing commitment are required for success.

Best Still To Come

Open House for Open Minds

JPI gets a favorable response to their Kings Crossing proposal.

Open House for Open Minds

God’s World

60 Day Hypothermia Project ends as spring begins.

God’s World

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

At ENGAGE Conference Students Study Adulthood

Community members share their experience with students at Mount Vernon.

At ENGAGE Conference Students Study Adulthood

Human Services Exec Has Mixed Tidings

Although financial outlook for Fairfax is good, social problems are outstripping funding.

Human Services Exec Has Mixed Tidings

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Charles Barrett PTA Raises $18,000

Charles Barrett PTA Raises $18,000

Calendar

Calendar

Bruins Settle Down, Defeat Spartans

Pitching the key as Braddock remains perfect.

Bruins Settle Down, Defeat Spartans

Calendar

Calendar

School Notes

School Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Music and Theater

Music and Theater

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

The Arts

The Arts

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

The Feline Response

Why Alexandria isn’t just a doggie domain.

The Feline Response

Gone Dog Crazy

Gone Dog Crazy

The Family Listings

The Family Listings

School Notes

School Notes

Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods

Port City Scores With Solid "Kiss"

Sensitive drama deals with hate crime's consequences.

Port City Scores With Solid "Kiss"

Calendar

Calendar

Martha's Party In George's Garden

Welcome to the 18th-Century garden party hosted by First Lady Martha Washington.

Martha's Party In George's Garden

Fresh Air

Fresh Air

Books

Books

Discovering Sinners and Saints

Genealogy fanatics find wealth of help locally.

Discovering Sinners and Saints

Art

Art

The Family Listings

The Family Listings

Calendar

Calendar

The Theatre Listings

The Theatre Listings

Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods

Fresh Air

Fresh Air

Port City Scores With Solid "Kiss"

Sensitive drama deals with hate crime's consequences.

Port City Scores With Solid "Kiss"

Lois V. Grimm, Co-Founder of Martin's Herend Imports, Dies

Obituary

Lois V. Grimm, Co-Founder of Martin's Herend Imports, Dies

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

The Feline Response

Why Alexandria isn’t just a doggie domain.

The Feline Response

Martha's Party In George's Garden

Welcome to the 18th-Century garden party hosted by First Lady Martha Washington.

Martha's Party In George's Garden

Books

Books

Carl Sandburg Students Fight ‘Alien Invaders’

Carl Sandburg Students Fight ‘Alien Invaders’

Discovering Sinners and Saints

Genealogy fanatics find wealth of help locally.

Discovering Sinners and Saints

Gone Dog Crazy

Gone Dog Crazy

Lois V. Grimm, Co-Founder of Martin's Herend Imports, Dies

Obituary

Lois V. Grimm, Co-Founder of Martin's Herend Imports, Dies

Kong to Small?

DVD Review

Kong to Small?

A Legal Fight

A traveling exhibit explores the civil rights movement in Virginia.

A Legal Fight

Slither Slimes Solidly

Film Review

Slither Slimes Solidly

Calendar

Calendar

Comedy Looks At Sex In The 50s

Signature presents its last non-musical in its old space.

Comedy Looks At Sex In The 50s

Calendar

Calendar

Fixing up with Faux

Dilapidated Arlington house gets new look thanks to volunteer artists.

Fixing up with Faux

Ongoing

Ongoing

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

The Speaks Headlines at Six Points Festival

Springfield band headlines April 8 show in Arlington, part of the Six Points Music Festival.

The Speaks Headlines at Six Points Festival

A Condo for a Cellblock

Planning Commission hears latest draft of Laurel Hill out-of-turn plan amendment.

A Condo for a Cellblock

A Condo for a Cellblock

Planning Commission hears latest draft of Laurel Hill out-of-turn plan amendment.

A Condo for a Cellblock

One More Time Around

Recycling program sends used bicycles overseas.

One More Time Around

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

One More Time Around

Recycling program sends used bicycles overseas.

One More Time Around

Playing to Rescue Children

Playing to Rescue Children

Vienna Makes Most of Short Spring Day

Vienna Makes Most of Short Spring Day

The Bunny Cometh

The Bunny Cometh

Chamber Bets on Fun Evening

Chamber Bets on Fun Evening

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Wolf Trap Starts Season

Wolf Trap Starts Season

Spring Cleaning at Wolf Trap

Spring Cleaning at Wolf Trap

Remodeling Advice

Remodeling Advice

Speaking from the Silence at the Friends of Alexandria Meeting

Quaker Friends at Woodlawn experience the continuing revelation of history, community, spirituality.

Speaking from the Silence at the Friends of Alexandria Meeting

Stand Up and Be Scanned

This little engine has a “magic” floor that can.

Stand Up and Be Scanned

Parents Get in Last Word

Parents Get in Last Word

'Speak Up for Herndon'

HEART presents its message of community tolerance at Sunday's rally.

'Speak Up for Herndon'

Health Notes

Health Notes

Supervisors Approve School Construction Plan

Supervisors Approve School Construction Plan

Stargazers Explore Night Skies

Herndon students and parents find new opportunities to view the heavens at Observatory Park.

Stargazers Explore Night Skies

Moms Turn Authors

Ashburn moms turn project for their daughters into published book.

Moms Turn Authors

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Truck Driver Hits School Bus

Truck Driver Hits School Bus

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Fire Destroys South Riding Homes

Fire Destroys South Riding Homes

Board Adopts Budget; Tax Rate Set

Board Adopts Budget; Tax Rate Set

Board Discusses Downzoning

Board Discusses Downzoning

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

First, Set Goals ...

School Board members ask residents what they want from their schools.

First, Set Goals ...

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

The Speaks Headlines at Six Points Festival

Springfield band headlines April 8 show in Arlington, part of the Six Points Music Festival.

The Speaks Headlines at Six Points Festival

$34 Hires Hitman?

Attempting to hire a hitman, defendant gives undercover detective downpayment for murder.

$34 Hires Hitman?

Fine Arts Scene

Fine Arts Scene

Shelter Dog Runs Dedicated for Hall

Veterinarian loved, treated and rescued animals.

Shelter Dog Runs Dedicated for Hall

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Community Mourns Shirley Nelson, 62

CPMSAC founder, minority youth advocate, dies in Italy.

Community Mourns Shirley Nelson, 62

School Notes

School Notes

Walk for Shea is April 23

Event raises money for SMA research.

Walk for Shea is April 23

The Speaks Headlines at Six Points Festival

Springfield band headlines April 8 show in Arlington, part of the Six Points Music Festival.

The Speaks Headlines at Six Points Festival

CV Presbyterian Dedicates Church

Pastor Bromhead, congregation gather to celebrate.

CV Presbyterian Dedicates Church

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

'Shirley Will Always Be With Me'

Johnny Nelson talks about his wife.

'Shirley Will Always Be With Me'

Discussing Drinking, Drugs

Westfield High students address parents during 'Saturday Night in the Suburbs'

Discussing Drinking, Drugs

Moe's Sponsors ID's for Kids

Grand opening of Centreville restaurant celebrates good food and child safety.

Moe's Sponsors ID's for Kids

The Speaks: Unplugged

Springfield band will headline April 8 show in Arlington, part of the Six Points Music Festival.

The Speaks: Unplugged

Man Robbed 4 Banks

Man Robbed 4 Banks

When Dining, Consider the Color Blue

Blue Iguana and Blue Water Grille support the area with good food and company.

When Dining, Consider the Color Blue

Roundups

Roundups

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Reduced Korean Church OK'd

Supervisors approve both phases, more parking, less seats.

Reduced Korean Church OK'd

Business Notes

Business Notes

Seen This Girl?

Springfield teenager missing for almost two months believed to be a runaway.

Seen This Girl?

School Notes

School Notes

Crash Claims Life of Chantilly Woman

Crash Claims Life of Chantilly Woman

No Fun at FunSide Forum

No solutions offered to increasing gas prices.

No Fun at FunSide Forum

Art

Art

City Manager Adds and Substracts From Budget

Hartmann increases salaries by delaying police headquarters and cutting schools.

City Manager Adds and Substracts From Budget

Triple Shooting in Old Town

South Columbus shootingtincident leaves one dead, two injured.

Triple Shooting in Old Town

Students Take to Streets

Students from T.C Williams joined Arlington students in a protest against restrictive immigrant legislation.

Students Take to Streets

One Woman’s Life of Service

A city turns out in strength to honor an extraordinary citizen.

One Woman’s Life of Service

Where Will Bridge Go?

Rogue bridge construction truckers ignoring designated haul routes for debris.

Where Will Bridge Go?

Walking the Beat

City leaders walk through the Inner City neighborhood.

Walking the Beat

On the Campaign Trail

On the Campaign Trail

A Win for Historic Preservation

Route 1 transit corridor receives lukewarm approval.

A Win for Historic Preservation

Mirant Monitors Urge No Trona

It may take court action to see details of Mirant Trona report.

Mirant Monitors Urge No Trona

Tuesday, April 4

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

This Week in Potomac 4-5-06

This Week in Potomac 4-5-06

Health

Health

Potomac Village Deli to Close

After 28 years, deli dining will end and the restaurant’s catering business will move to the Kentlands.

Potomac Village Deli to Close

Daring to Dream

The Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McLean continues to tutor and mentor students from Anacostia as part of its ‘I Have A Dream’ program.

Daring to Dream

On Cleanup Duty

West Group employees take time from work to participate in the 17th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.

On Cleanup Duty

Real Estate

Real Estate

Local Cleanup Nets Trash

Volunteers pitch in to rid litter from Reston’s waterways.

Local Cleanup Nets Trash

Pulling No Punches

Largely student-run, Whitman’s fourth biennial Youth Summit deals frankly with often uncomfortable subjects affecting the lives of high schoolers.

Pulling No Punches

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Volunteering

Volunteering

Will Spring Grow More Buyers?

Would-be buyers and sellers adjust to a shift in the market.

Will Spring Grow More Buyers?

Getting to Know...

Jeanne E. Harrison

Getting to Know...

Virginia-Wide Webb?

Former Marine and author James Webb outlines bid for U.S. Senate.

Virginia-Wide Webb?

Volunteering

Volunteering

Kaine: $1 Billion Needed for Transportation

Governor holds his 22nd transportation town hall last week in Sterling.

Kaine: $1 Billion Needed for Transportation

Action!

Local Producer Touches Lives through Camera Lens

Action!

Will Spring Grow More Buyers

Would-be buyers and sellers adjust to a shift in the market

Will Spring Grow More Buyers

Condos Galore in Central Reston

RA's Planning and Zoning Committee hears about series of proposed new buildings.

Condos Galore in Central Reston

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Budget Cuts

School Board Awaits Budget Cuts

Budget Cuts

Ball-Sellers Open to Public

Tours now available to see one of Arlington's oldest historic landmarks.

Ball-Sellers Open to Public

The Connection Wins 57 Press Awards

The Connection Wins 57 Press Awards

Business

Business

Holding on to Homes

Residents of the Green Acres subdivision in Great Falls refuse to surrender their lifelong community to new development.

Holding on to Homes

Extreme Faux Makeover

Dilapidated Arlington house gets new look thanks to volunteer artists.

Extreme Faux Makeover

Lyme Disease Infects Loudoun County

Lyme Disease Infects Loudoun County

Serving Up Community Support

McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant and M & S Grill are among the Best of Reston.

Serving Up Community Support

Canal Boat to Debut in August

Tavern group signs $533,000 contract for construction of replica double-decker boat to carry visitors at Great Falls.

Canal Boat to Debut in August

Framing the Landscape

Local photographer showcases the intrinsic beauty of our surroundings.

Framing the Landscape

Leaving a Lasting Impression

Venezuelan Teacher Calls Guilford Home

Leaving a Lasting Impression

Getting to Know...Bea Malone

Getting to Know...Bea Malone

Framing the Landscape

Local photographer showcases the intrinsic beauty of our surroundings.

Framing the Landscape

On Cleanup Duty

West Group employees take time from work to participate in the 17th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.

On Cleanup Duty

Getting to Know...

Jeanne E. Harrison

Getting to Know...

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Dolley Madison Library Slated for Major Improvements

Larger facilities, more books and better technology planned for McLean community library.

Dolley Madison Library Slated for Major Improvements

Holding on to a Bygone Era

Residents of the Green Acres subdivision in Great Falls refuse to surrender their lifelong community to new development.

Holding on to a Bygone Era

Attorney, Father Stuart Harris Dies

More than 300 mourn 'one of the nicest guys they ever knew' at Har Shalom.

Attorney, Father Stuart Harris Dies

Stay of Execution

The governing documents referendum seeks to dodge failure with 10-day extension.

Stay of Execution

Daring to Dream

The Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McLean continues to tutor and mentor students from Anacostia as part of its ‘I Have A Dream’ program.

Daring to Dream

Theater Groups Joining Forces

Members of C.A.S.T. and The Great Falls Players plan to merge in an effort to meet the new requirements of Alden Theatre.

Theater Groups Joining Forces

MidTown Project Still on Track

Project is moving forward, but is only one part of Springfield's likely redevelopment.

MidTown Project Still on Track

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Japanese Tradition in Bloom in Potomac

When the Smithsonian needs advice on Japanese dolls, it calls Akiko Keene.

Japanese Tradition in Bloom in Potomac

Volunteering

Volunteering

Residents Want Piece of Pie

Ask county to fund their projects and causes for FY 2007.

Residents Want Piece of Pie

Norris Is Teacher of the Year

Paul J. Norris leads the only middle school marching band in N. Va.

Norris Is Teacher of the Year

Read My Lips …

Arlington residents call on County Board members during public hearing to lower real estate tax rate.

Read My Lips …

RCC Heats Up Over Capital Projects, Tax Rate

Divisions on board spill over.

RCC Heats Up Over Capital Projects, Tax Rate

This Week in Arlington

This Week in Arlington

Community

Community

Schools

Schools

Business Notes

Business Notes

Volunteers

Volunteers

Students Take to Streets to Protest Immigration Debate

Nearly 1,600 students from Arlington and surrounding areas cut school to demonstrate and make voices heard.

Students Take to Streets to Protest Immigration Debate

Volunteering

Volunteering

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Faith

Faith

Governor Bestows Firefighter Grant to Arlington

Combination of federal, state and county funding will pay for eight new firefighters and emergency response personnel.

Governor Bestows Firefighter Grant to Arlington

People

People

Board Approves Bowman Condos

Historic house to be preserved and converted into a small hotel.

Board Approves Bowman Condos

Fire Destroys Two Townhouses

Blaze leaves six homeless.

Fire Destroys Two Townhouses

Sunday, April 2

Shirley Nelson Dies

Shirley Nelson Dies