Stories for August 2006

Stories for August 2006

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Thursday, August 31

New Town Twist on Military Living

Fort Belvoir's town center stands alone in the Army.

New Town Twist on Military Living

Wednesday, August 30

Little Girl, Big Heart

Clifton girl collects over 120 videos for sick children at INOVA Hospital.

Little Girl, Big Heart

Volunteers

Volunteers

Calendar

Calendar

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Football Preview: Potomac Falls

A fresh start for the Panthers.

Football Preview: Potomac Falls

Volunteers

Volunteers

For His Children

Killed T.C. Williams graduate, 21, joined the Army to give his family financial stability.

For His Children

With a Bang — Not a Whimper

Interstate communications break down delays the fall.

With a Bang — Not a Whimper

School Notes

School Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Families Stampede South County

Parents, students fill South County a week before school starts for Stallion Stampede.

Families Stampede South County

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

RCA Explores Wireless

Board member proposes Reston as next WiFi hotspot.

RCA Explores Wireless

Families Stampede South County

Parents, students fill South County a week before school starts for Stallion Stampede.

Families Stampede South County

Toth and Friend Come to Forestdale

New principal a native of Northern Virginia.

Toth and Friend Come to Forestdale

Murder Trial in Jury's Hands

Allen Anderson, 19, faces 20 years to life in prison for last year’s murder of Justin Carter.

Murder Trial in Jury's Hands

Schools Prepare as Summer Winds Down

High, middle schools get ready for 2006-07 school year.

Schools Prepare as Summer Winds Down

School Bells Ring Earlier

Elementary schools in South County pyramid face earlier start times, bus routes.

School Bells Ring Earlier

Health Notes

Health Notes

Summer Ends, School Begins

Elementary schools prepare to open doors Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Summer Ends, School Begins

‘Can’t Wait’ for School

Reston’s elementary schools hope to open school with a running start.

‘Can’t Wait’ for School

With a Bang — Not a Whimper

Interstate communications break down delays the fall.

With a Bang — Not a Whimper

Health Notes

Health Notes

Patient Care

Over 100 volunteers help give more than 100 future students free physicals.

Patient Care

School Notes

School Notes

Key Middle Welcomes New Principal

Former Robinson assistant principal takes top post at Key.

Key Middle Welcomes New Principal

Rollin' with the Dawgs

Middle schoolers spend a week learning the reality of cops and criminals.

Rollin' with the Dawgs

On the Lookout

Reston Association’s covenants counselors hope to maintain property values.

On the Lookout

Happy Birthday OCB!

Old Country Buffet celebrates one decade on Richmond Highway.

Happy Birthday OCB!

Academics in Focus

Sandburg’s new principal wants to bring in parents, but student success comes first.

Academics in Focus

School Board To Vote on Monopole

At the Sept. 7 meeting the School Board will decide whether Mount Vernon High School will have a 69-foot monopole.

School Board To Vote on Monopole

Literacy Lives at Whitman

Teachers believe access to books plus time to read will equal passion for students.

Literacy Lives at Whitman

Rousos Jumps into Keene Mill

New principal a graduate of Lake Braddock, GMU.

Rousos Jumps into Keene Mill

Picnicking and Politicking

Mosques organize civic picnic.

Picnicking and Politicking

Split Council, Split City

Heated debate over high-density residential condominiums will come to a temporary end Sept. 12 when council votes to approve or deny the developer’s application.

Split Council, Split City

School Notes

School Notes

Football Preview: Centreville

2006 is the year of the Wildcats.

Football Preview: Centreville

Broken Lizard's Bitter Aftertaste

Film Review

Broken Lizard's Bitter Aftertaste

Not So 'Invincible'

Film Review

Not So 'Invincible'

Not So 'Invincible'

Film Review

Not So 'Invincible'

Escape the Rat Race

It’s a funky reggae party at Bistro Europa, and its every Wednesday night.

Escape the Rat Race

Summer Ends, School Begins

Elementary schools prepare to open doors Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Summer Ends, School Begins

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Finding Homes for NFL Fans

Plenty of options for out-of-town fans stuck in Redskins Nation.

Finding Homes for NFL Fans

Walking for a Cure

GMU students, recent graduates gather at local bar to raise money for multiple sclerosis.

Walking for a Cure

Turning King Street Into a 6-Block Gallery

In 4th year, Alexandria Arts festival makes national impact.

Turning King Street Into a 6-Block Gallery

Redskins Noshin’

Joe Theismann’s culinary journey continues, only this time on ‘Monday Night.’

Redskins Noshin’

Finding Homes for NFL Fans

Plenty of options for out-of-town fans stuck in Redskins Nation.

Finding Homes for NFL Fans

Dusting Off the School Bell

High, middle schools prepare for start of new year.

Dusting Off the School Bell

Run for a Cause

Annual Fair Lakes 8K race to raise money for the Keller Center.

Run for a Cause

Football Preview: Westfield

Verbanic enters year with young team.

Football Preview: Westfield

Calendar

Calendar

Redskins Noshin’

Joe Theismann’s culinary journey continues, only this time on ‘Monday Night.’

Redskins Noshin’

Fine Arts Scene

Fine Arts Scene

Health Notes

Health Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Summer Ends, School Begins

Elementary schools prepare to open doors Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Summer Ends, School Begins

Volunteers

Volunteers

Calendar

Calendar

Volunteers

Volunteers

Dusting Off the School Bell

High, middle schools prepare for start of new year.

Dusting Off the School Bell

School Notes

School Notes

School Bells Ring Earlier

Elementary schools in South County pyramid face earlier start times, bus routes.

School Bells Ring Earlier

Redskins Noshin’

Joe Theismann’s culinary journey continues, only this time on ‘Monday Night.’

Redskins Noshin’

Sharing the Space for Faith

Alexandria church, synagogue, epitomize Judeo-Christian co-operation.

Sharing the Space for Faith

Little Girl, Big Heart

Clifton girl collects over 120 videos for sick children at INOVA Hospital.

Little Girl, Big Heart

Finding Homes for NFL Fans

Plenty of options for out-of-town fans stuck in Redskins Nation.

Finding Homes for NFL Fans

Turning King Street Into a 6-Block Gallery

In 4th year, Alexandria Arts festival makes national impact.

Turning King Street Into a 6-Block Gallery

Tuesday, August 29

Public Invited to Workshop

McLean Community Center Governing Board examines 2008 budget next week.

Public Invited to Workshop

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Teachers Team Up

Langley, Cooper and Longfellow focus on teacher collaboration in the coming school year.

Teachers Team Up

Advocating Good Senior Care

New volunteers needed to help advocate for seniors’ rights in long-term care.

Advocating Good Senior Care

A Mini Olympics

McLean boys soccer teams travel to Oslo for the Norway Cup.

A Mini Olympics

Business Notes

Business Notes

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Advocating Good Senior Care

New volunteers needed to help advocate for seniors’ rights in long-term care.

Advocating Good Senior Care

Real Estate

Real Estate

Commission Forwards Propsed CPAM

Commission Forwards Propsed CPAM

Volunteering

Volunteering

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

On the Set

Democrats gather in Market Square to film a commercial for Jim Webb

On the Set

New Rabbi Helps Congregation Grow

Rabbi Brings Changes to Community

New Rabbi Helps Congregation Grow

It's All About Communication

Safe Community Coalition ushers in a new president and some new programs.

It's All About Communication

Diversions

Diversions

Civic Calendar

Civic Calendar

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

People

People

Business

Business

Getting to Know É Merry Nicole Mathews-Schumacher

Profile

Getting to Know É Merry Nicole Mathews-Schumacher

It's All About Communication

Safe Community Coalition ushers in a new president and some new programs.

It's All About Communication

Prep Time

Prep Time

Teachers Team Up

Langley, Cooper and Longfellow focus on teacher collaboration in the coming school year.

Teachers Team Up

Classical Learning

McLean resident teaches students music and much more.

Classical Learning

Missing Mailbox Mystery

Missing Mailbox Mystery

Henderson Case Goes to Grand Jury

Henderson Case Goes to Grand Jury

Advocating Good Senior Care

New volunteers needed to help advocate for seniors’ rights in long-term care.

Advocating Good Senior Care

Classical Learning

McLean resident teaches students music and much more.

Classical Learning

Back for More Fun

Burke Centre presents 29th Annual Fall Festival Sept. 9-10.

Back for More Fun

Rust Lays Out Revenue Plan

Rust Lays Out Revenue Plan

It's All About Communication

Safe Community Coalition ushers in a new president and some new programs.

It's All About Communication

Getting to Know É Merry Nicole Mathews-Schumacher

Profile

Getting to Know É Merry Nicole Mathews-Schumacher

Getting to Know…

Peter Fay

Getting to Know…

Volunteering

Volunteering

Public Invited to Workshop

McLean Community Center Governing Board examines 2008 budget next week.

Public Invited to Workshop

Real Estate

Real Estate

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Going Back

Principals Prepare to Close the Gap

Going Back

A Mini Olympics

McLean boys soccer teams travel to Oslo for the Norway Cup.

A Mini Olympics

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Gearing Up for Back to School

Principals Plan New Programs for Fall

Gearing Up for Back to School

MCA Weighs In On Tunnel

Association supports underground tunnel, concerned about cost.

MCA Weighs In On Tunnel

Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

Diversions

Diversions

Schools

Schools

College Notes

College Notes

Diversions

Diversions

Senator Bearing Gifts

Sen. John Warner visits Alexandria to discuss funding for the Urban League and the Boys and Girls Club.

Senator Bearing Gifts

Faith

Faith

Musical Fun at the Potomac Library

Musical Fun at the Potomac Library

A Train of Creativity

Burke man finds joy in carving anything and everything with wood.

A Train of Creativity

Back-to-School Nights

Back-to-School Nights

Energy Increases Hit Potomac Hard

Potomac residents are paying hundreds of dollars more in Pepco bills.

Energy Increases Hit Potomac Hard

Week In McLean

Week In McLean

This Week in Potomac 08-30-06

This Week in Potomac 08-30-06

Diversions

Diversions

Goodwin House Attacker Not Guilty

An Alexandria judge rules that Mustafa Mohamed is not guilty by reason of insanity.

Goodwin House Attacker Not Guilty

Health

Health

Getting to Know...

Peter Fay

Getting to Know...

Diversions

Diversions

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

MCA Weighs In on Tunnel

MCA Weighs In on Tunnel

Preparing for Opening Day

Two of the Vienna area's smallest elementary schools prepare for coming year.

Preparing for Opening Day

United Airlines Lays Off 504

United Airlines Cuts Costs, Lays Off Workers

United Airlines Lays Off 504

For Cats’ Sake!

'Auntie Mame’ production to raise money for King Street Cats.

For Cats’ Sake!

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Helping To Ease Dying

Vienna group oversees 25th Hospice Cup, raising awareness and funds for hospice care.

Helping To Ease Dying

It's Elementary

Alexandria's 13 elementary schools prepare for the first day of school.

It's Elementary

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Getting to Know…

Peter Fay

Getting to Know…

Community Notes

Community Notes

Teenager Held in Attempted Burglary

Teenager Held in Attempted Burglary

Getting to Know...

Peter Fay

Getting to Know...

First Bell

County students return to school on Monday.

First Bell

Getting to Know …

Peter Fay

Getting to Know …

Classical Learning

McLean resident teaches students music and much more.

Classical Learning

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Week In Great Falls

Week In Great Falls

Community

Community

A Mini Olympics

McLean boys soccer teams travel to Oslo for the Norway Cup.

A Mini Olympics

Advocating Good Senior Care

New volunteers needed to help advocate for seniors’ rights in long-term care.

Advocating Good Senior Care

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Woman With No Regrets

Woman With No Regrets

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Commission Hears Public Opinion Again

Commission Hears Public Opinion Again

Monday, August 28

Lending a Helping Hand

Patrick Henry’s 'Exemplary Project' seeks to highlight the importance of service learning.

Lending a Helping Hand

This Week in Arlington

This Week in Arlington

Rosslyn’s Musical Medley

First World Music Festival kicks-off year-round program Planet Arlington.

Rosslyn’s Musical Medley

Cheryl Relford Takes Over at Drew

Cheryl Relford Takes Over at Drew

Pre-Schoolers Can Have Longer Days

Officials hope to enroll more students from low-income families this year.

Pre-Schoolers Can Have Longer Days

Hola First Graders

Arlington to add Spanish as a mandatory class in two elementary schools.

Hola First Graders

Allen: U.S. Must Remain Competitive

Democrat Jim Webb believes there must be more "economic fairness" in the United States

Allen: U.S. Must Remain Competitive

A Fresh Start for Nottingham

After tumultuous year, elementary school moves forward with new building and principal.

A Fresh Start for Nottingham

Pelosky Takes the Helm

Pelosky Takes the Helm

Thursday, August 24

Caring for Kin

County give grandparents and other child-raising relatives a “day off.”

Caring for Kin

Wednesday, August 23

Calendar

Calendar

School Notes

School Notes

Clifton Car Show Ready to Roll

Custom and classic vehicles, motorcycles, hot rods and fun to raise money for slain police officers.

Clifton Car Show Ready to Roll

School Notes

School Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health

Health

More Than a 26.2-Mile Run

Marine Corps Marathon yields benefits beyond physical fitness.

More Than a 26.2-Mile Run

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Coloring Bells Mill

Parents and architects continue to debate the color scheme for the elementary school modernization.

Coloring Bells Mill

Stick with Peanut Butter and Jelly

Food safety professionals demonstrate safe food-handling procedures to remind children, parents how to pack a safe bagged lunch.

Stick with Peanut Butter and Jelly

PTA Can’t Send Fliers Home

Following court case, Superintendent suspends all organizations from sending paper announcements home wtih students.

PTA Can’t Send Fliers Home

Back-to-School Nights

Back-to-School Nights

Schools

Schools

Health Notes

Health Notes

Report Renews Battle

NPS assesses the development impact on all Jones Point Park elements and says no new athletic fields.

Report Renews Battle

River Farm Goes to the Dogs

Rescue Foundation’s first picnic at River Farm draws 80 dogs, over 100 owners.

River Farm Goes to the Dogs

Health Notes

Health Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Failing for Second Time

Mount Vernon Woods must offer tutorials.

Failing for Second Time

Nightlife

Nightlife

Guide to Potomac's Public Schools

Guide to Potomac's Public Schools

People

People

Enough Money, Credit No Good

Renters struggle with average rent, but landlords lose at market rate.

Enough Money, Credit No Good

Volunteering

Volunteering

Community

Community

Around Town

Around Town

New Victim Notification System Launched

New Victim Notification System Launched

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

'We Celebrate Equally'

Washington Mill administration, teachers, staff recognized for work with students with autism.

'We Celebrate Equally'

Guide to Potomac's Public Schools

Guide to Potomac's Public Schools

Business

Business

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

High Water, Low Interest

Disaster loans offered to Northern Virginia residents flooded in June.

High Water, Low Interest

Board Shoots Charter School Down

Board Shoots Charter School Down

Calendar

Calendar

Pick Mason Neck for Bluegrass, Family Fun

Lion’s Club’s Pick’n on the Neck Bluegrass Festival takes bluegrass music back to its nature-driven roots.

Pick Mason Neck for Bluegrass, Family Fun

Around Town

Around Town

Many Changes at Lanier

Lanier Middle School is undergoing a major renovation, and now the school adds a new principal to its changes.

Many Changes at Lanier

Local Store Offers Taste of Britain

Local Store Offers Taste of Britain

Calendar

Calendar

How The Bridge Will Fall

Old WWB to end with a bump in the night.

How The Bridge Will Fall

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Faith

Faith

Pitching In To Rebuild Gulf Coast

Herndon's Rotary Club is sending a team of volunteers to fix homes devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

Pitching In To Rebuild Gulf Coast

Debunking the Community College Myth

Local author writes guide for prospective students.

Debunking the Community College Myth

Herndon Middle School Focuses on Literacy

Herndon Middle School students will increase their daily reading when new school year begins next month.

Herndon Middle School Focuses on Literacy

Elden Street Players To Move?

Possible sale looms for Herndon theater site.

Elden Street Players To Move?

What's The Hullabahoo?

Chantilly grad sings for a capella group at University of Virginia.

What's The Hullabahoo?

Fine Arts Scene

Fine Arts Scene

Around Town

Around Town

Pick Mason Neck for Bluegrass, Family Fun

Lion’s Club’s Pick’n on the Neck Bluegrass Festival takes bluegrass music back to its nature-driven roots.

Pick Mason Neck for Bluegrass, Family Fun

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Calendar

Calendar

School Notes

School Notes

Pick Mason Neck for Bluegrass, Family Fun

Lion’s Club’s Pick’n on the Neck Bluegrass Festival takes bluegrass music back to its nature-driven roots.

Pick Mason Neck for Bluegrass, Family Fun

Around Town

Around Town

Explaining the Unexplainable

Fund for UFO Research wants answers to lingering questions.

Explaining the Unexplainable

Somewhere in the Middle

Alexandria’s two middle schools prepare for the upcoming school year.

Somewhere in the Middle

Calendar

Calendar

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Calendar

Calendar

First Day of School

Monday marked the first day of classes for grades 9 to 12.

First Day of School

Candidate Profiles for District 16 Delegate Primary

Candidate Profiles for District 16 Delegate Primary

Centreville Teen Dies in Crash

By Brian McNeill

Centreville Teen Dies in Crash

Class of Friends

Alexandria’s new Quaker school is set to open on Sept. 5.

Class of Friends

Morrison House Sold for $14.4 Million

Morrison House Sold for $14.4 Million

Report Renews Battle

NPS assesses the development impact on all Jones Point Park elements and says no new athletic fields.

Report Renews Battle

Vice Chair Cookie

Vice Chair Cookie

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Businessman Works for Youths with Disabilities

Herndon resident to lead national non-profit organization.

Businessman Works for Youths with Disabilities

Health Notes

Health Notes

Pick Mason Neck for Bluegrass, Family Fun

Lion’s Club’s Pick’n on the Neck Bluegrass Festival takes bluegrass music back to its nature-driven roots.

Pick Mason Neck for Bluegrass, Family Fun

Five Democrats Compete in District 16 Delegate Race

The three incumbents are running on a slate with State Sen. Brian Frosh (D-16).

Five Democrats Compete in District 16 Delegate Race

Tuesday, August 22

Obituary

Joanne Baker Schreiner

Obituary

The Other Side of Thailand

Teen strives to raise money for school, orphanage in southern Thailand.

The Other Side of Thailand

Business Notes

Business Notes

This Week in Potomac Aug. 23, 2006

This Week in Potomac Aug. 23, 2006

Getting to Know...

Jorge Quinteros

Getting to Know...

Opting for Incremental Change

Oakton High School ready for new year.

Opting for Incremental Change

More Guns, More Problems?

Anti-gun violence advocates want loopholes closed, criminals stopped.

More Guns, More Problems?

RA's Judge-and-Jury Boards

RA’s volunteer boards that decide covenants applications often are resolved "without a hitch."

RA's Judge-and-Jury Boards

1,000 Fixer-Uppers

Volunteers head to Gulf Coast to rebuild homes of Hurricane Katrina victims.

1,000 Fixer-Uppers

Vienna, Verizon Resolve Differences

Town Council pleased by proposal similar to agreement with Cox.

Vienna, Verizon Resolve Differences

People Notes

People Notes

Going to Works Sunday

Hundreds from various local faith communities volunteer for projects to help the less fortunate.

Going to Works Sunday

1,000 Fixer-Uppers

Volunteers head to Gulf Coast to rebuild homes of Hurricane Katrina victims.

1,000 Fixer-Uppers

Fangs for the Memories

Fangs for the Memories

Walk Around the Park

Board Strolls Around Douglas Park

Walk Around the Park

Webb Sticks to Iraq

The Democratic challenger links Allen to "failed" war in Iraq.

Webb Sticks to Iraq

1,000 Fixer-Uppers

Volunteers head to Gulf Coast to rebuild homes of Hurricane Katrina victims.

1,000 Fixer-Uppers

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Freezing Gold

Freezing Gold

Flying Back Into the Spotlight

After a decade of decline, darts are once again popular.

Flying Back Into the Spotlight

Week In McLean

Week In McLean

Fangs for the Memories

Fangs for the Memories

Cotton Candy and Competition

Arlington County Fair celebrates its 30th anniversary and wows visitors with competitive exhibits feature.

Cotton Candy and Competition

Many Changes at Lanier

Lanier Middle School is undergoing a major renovation, and now the school adds a new principal to its changes.

Many Changes at Lanier

Batting for Brain Cancer Research

56-team tournament at Waters Field raises funds for the Brian Bedell 2-Young Foundation.

Batting for Brain Cancer Research

Arlington Schools To Offer Transfers

Six elementary schools fail to meet federal standards.

Arlington Schools To Offer Transfers

A Cluster of Higher Bills

Cluster reserve study points to an increase in assessments for many in Burke Centre.

A Cluster of Higher Bills

Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

Smash-and-Grabs Continue

Valuables stolen from locked cars on Bridle Lane, continuing local crime trend this summer.

Smash-and-Grabs Continue

Celebrating Scotland

Celebrating Scotland

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Murder Alters Quiet Street

Springfield woman, 72, found dead in her home, police scramble to find out why.

Murder Alters Quiet Street

The Other Side of Phuket

Teen strives to raise money for school, orphanage in southern Thailand.

The Other Side of Phuket

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

College Notes

College Notes

Chaykowski Dies of Leukemia

Obituary

Chaykowski Dies of Leukemia

Fangs for the Memories

Fangs for the Memories

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Middle Schools Push for Achievement

Thoreau and Kilmer work new programs into daily operations.

Middle Schools Push for Achievement

Lights, Cameras, Document

High school students take part in 'Document Arlington Project.'

Lights, Cameras, Document

Too Late To Beat the Heat?

Some homeowners stay cool while saving money.

Too Late To Beat the Heat?

Stick with Peanut Butter and Jelly

Food safety professionals demonstrate safe food-handling procedures to remind children, parents how to pack a safe bagged lunch.

Stick with Peanut Butter and Jelly

Civic Calendar

Civic Calendar

Freezing gold

Alison Sigethy traveled to the Arctic Circle to compete in the Greenland National Kayak Championships.

Freezing gold

Young Ambassadors

Students spend part of the summer traveling the world.

Young Ambassadors

House Fire Displaces Family

House Fire Displaces Family

Locker Commons Banished

Reston’s middle school readies for start of school.

Locker Commons Banished

Schools Gear Up for the First Day

Schools Gear Up for the First Day

Getting to Know…

Jorge Quinteros

Getting to Know…

The Other Side of Thailand

Teen strives to raise money for school, orphanage in southern Thailand.

The Other Side of Thailand

Rising McLean High School Senior Killed in Accident

Rising McLean High School Senior Killed in Accident

Open to the Public

Open to the Public

People Notes

People Notes

Mandanapu Stands Trial for Murder of Wife

Mandanapu Stands Trial for Murder of Wife

New Face on the Block

Stweart Joins Guilford Team

New Face on the Block

Juvenile or Adult?

Court to decide if former Whitman students will be tried as adults for armed robbery.

Juvenile or Adult?

The Other Side of Thailand

Teen strives to raise money for school, orphanage in southern Thailand.

The Other Side of Thailand

Dough Girl Takes Third

Zarou Throws Dough, Takes Prize

Dough Girl Takes Third

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Getting to Know…

Jorge Quinteros

Getting to Know…

DUI Testing Goes High-Tech

DUI Testing Goes High-Tech

Debris Fire Under Investigation

Debris Fire Under Investigation

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Student Ambassadors

Students spend part of the summer traveling the world.

Student Ambassadors

Imbuing Washington with Life

Potomac author and tour guide, Anthony S. Pitch discusses his work.

Imbuing Washington with Life

Obituary

Joanne Baker Schreiner

Obituary

Military Notes

Military Notes

Quality, Not Quantity

Sterling Welcomes Bargain Food Store

Quality, Not Quantity

Cut-through Traffic Concerns Residents

Residents of Wolftrap Green worry about the safety of their children.

Cut-through Traffic Concerns Residents

Dulles Report

Airport Talks Security

Dulles Report

Never a Dull Moment

McLean High School prepares for the school year.

Never a Dull Moment

U.S. Presence in Iraq Fans Flames

The U.S. is now spending $2 billion a week in Iraq.

U.S. Presence in Iraq Fans Flames

Getting to Know...

Jorge Quinteros

Getting to Know...

Week In Great Falls

Week In Great Falls

Getting to Know…

Jorge Quinteros

Getting to Know…

Highway Living

Highway Living

College Notes

College Notes

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Friday, August 18

Getting to Know Jim Whittaker

Getting to Know Jim Whittaker

County Target Teens

Pushes for ways to make youngsters more inclined to take public transportation.

County Target Teens

Journey to the Promised Land

Volunteer service trip to Israel offers glimpse into war.

Journey to the Promised Land

Where Video Gamers Learn the Trade

New program at DeVry University in Crystal City enables students to pursue a degree in video games and simulation design.

Where Video Gamers Learn the Trade

Thursday, August 17

Arlington Organizations

Arlington Boulevard

Arlington Organizations

Arlington Organizations

Arlington Boulevard

Arlington Organizations

Wednesday, August 16

Pei Wei Asian Diner Opens in Fair Lakes

Quick-casual food from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam.

Pei Wei Asian Diner Opens in Fair Lakes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

A Tough Sell

Incentives to help sell condos proliferate.

A Tough Sell

Community

Bulletin Board

Community

School’s Out for Summer Students

Seniors from nine schools graduate at Mount Vernon High.

School’s Out for Summer Students

A Heartfelt Thank You

The price of war is much higher than any defense appropriation.

A Heartfelt Thank You

Apathy and 'World Trade'

Film Review

Apathy and 'World Trade'

Second Fiddles, Playing Leads

Film Review

Second Fiddles, Playing Leads

Cambodian Celebration Continues Growth Spurt

Community festival returns to Alexandria for second year.

Cambodian Celebration Continues Growth Spurt

The Family Listings

The Family Listings

Flying Back Into the Spotlight

After a decade of decline, darts are once again popular.

Flying Back Into the Spotlight

Art

Art

Generations of Jazz

Crystal City celebration honors classic music, new musicians.

Generations of Jazz

Calendar

Calendar

Family, with Phoenician Binds

'Phoenician Women' successfully staged at Washington Masonic Memorial.

Family, with Phoenician Binds

Fresh Air

Fresh Air

Night Life

Night Life

Calendar

Calendar

Volunteers

Volunteers

'Forever Young'

Traditional Irish band performs Aug. 18 at Royal Lake Park.

'Forever Young'

'Forever Young'

Traditional Irish band performs Aug. 18 at Royal Lake Park.

'Forever Young'

Volunteers

Volunteers

Calendar

Calendar

So, You Think They Can Dance?

Capital Dancesport Championships feature amateurs, professionals vying for glory.

So, You Think They Can Dance?

Generations of Jazz

Crystal City celebration honors classic music, new musicians.

Generations of Jazz

Cambodian Celebration Continues Growth Spurt

Community festival returns to Alexandria for second year.

Cambodian Celebration Continues Growth Spurt

Family, with Phoenician Binds

'Phoenician Women' successfully staged at Washington Masonic Memorial.

Family, with Phoenician Binds

So, You Think They Can Dance?

Capital Dancesport Championships feature amateurs, professionals vying for glory.

So, You Think They Can Dance?

Flying Back Into the Spotlight

After a decade of decline, darts are once again popular.

Flying Back Into the Spotlight

Family, with Phoenician Binds

'Phoenician Women' successfully staged at Washington Masonic Memorial.

Family, with Phoenician Binds

Volunteers

Volunteers

Calendar

Calendar

'Forever Young'

Traditional Irish band performs Aug. 18 at Royal Lake Park.

'Forever Young'

'Forever Young'

Traditional Irish band performs Aug. 18 at Royal Lake Park.

'Forever Young'

Calendar

Calendar

Volunteers

Volunteers

Meeting Set on Bridge Demolition

Meeting Set on Bridge Demolition

ARHA’s Closed Doors Open Channels

ARHA’s past is now its prelude: a cycle or whirlpool?

ARHA’s Closed Doors Open Channels

FEMA Says No — Again

Federal agency rejects Gov. Kaine's request to reconsider initial denial of aid.

FEMA Says No — Again

Getting To Know...

Getting To Know...

Trolling While Polling

Mirant seeks answers to “Its” questions.

Trolling While Polling

Future Site for Bank is Planned

It would go in the Sully Station Shopping Center.

Future Site for Bank is Planned

'Defer Public Hearing on Parking Revisions'

WFCCA says public's unaware of proposals; more time needed.

'Defer Public Hearing on Parking Revisions'

News Briefs

News Briefs

Clifton Car Show Ready to Roll

Custom and classic vehicles, motorcycles, hot rods and fun.

Clifton Car Show Ready to Roll

PNC Tweaks Bank Proposal

PNC Tweaks Bank Proposal

School Notes

School Notes

Clifton Girl Collects Videos for Fairfax Hospital

Clifton Girl Collects Videos for Fairfax Hospital

Getting To Know...

Getting To Know...

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Produce, Crafts and Camaraderie

It's Clifton Farmers Market for fresh fruits, veggies, honey, jewelry.

Produce, Crafts and Camaraderie

Milk Carton Mug-Shots Making Musical Mark

All-girl, local garage band plays Vans Warped Tour.

Milk Carton Mug-Shots Making Musical Mark

New Place To Worship

One God Ministry breaks ground on new church Aug. 12.

New Place To Worship

Roundups

Roundups

In Remembrance of Armel and Garbarino

Sales of commemorative items benefit trust funds.

In Remembrance of Armel and Garbarino

Beyond The Gateway — Hope or Dispair?

When and If are the questions for Mount Vernon Gateway.

Beyond The Gateway — Hope or Dispair?

Public Meeting Set on Bridge Demolition

Public Meeting Set on Bridge Demolition

FEMA Says No — Again

Agency rejects governor’s request to reconsider aid.

FEMA Says No — Again

Changing Lives Long Distance

Fairfax residents use one number to dial up the “Front Door” to all county services.

Changing Lives Long Distance

Splashing the Competition

Teen swimmer holds 14 records at Parliament.

Splashing the Competition

Mad about Hats

Library program takes trip down the rabbit hole.

Mad about Hats

Splashing the Competition

Splashing the Competition

Fun From the Past

Civil War toys and games enthusiast offers presentation at Fairfax Station Museum.

Fun From the Past

Getting To Know...

Getting To Know...

Living Savior Pastor Retires

Living Savior Pastor Retires

Fun From the Past

Civil War toys and games enthusiast offers presentation at Fairfax Station Museum.

Fun From the Past

Tuesday, August 15

County Recommends Vaccination for 22

County Recommends Vaccination for 22

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

School Board Shoots Charter School Down

Board Votes No to Loudoun Science Academy

School Board Shoots Charter School Down

People Notes

People Notes

Honor Guard

‘Serving with Distinction’ honors Alexandria’s public-safety trailblazers.

Honor Guard

High Schools Aiming High

Madison and Marshall prepare for another year of shaping local youth.

High Schools Aiming High

Marine On a Mission

Retired U.S. Marine Col. Pete Hilgartner plans to raise $45K for Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

Marine On a Mission

Rockin’ on the Big Stage

Local band performs as part of Vans Warped Tour.

Rockin’ on the Big Stage

AOL Announces Layoffs

AOL Announces Layoffs

Mower Missing

Mower Missing

Getting to Know…

Shawna Levins

Getting to Know…

Community

Community

His View of the World

Renowned young artist will showcase his work in McLean.

His View of the World

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Vegetable-Powered Bus Tours America

Vienna resident and his college friends spread the word about alternate fuel.

Vegetable-Powered Bus Tours America

This Week in Potomac Aug. 16, 2006

This Week in Potomac Aug. 16, 2006

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

People

People

Summertime Fun

Students reflect on their vacation highlights before gearing up for the start of classes.

Summertime Fun

More Space for the Woods

Design plan to revamp Woods Community Center would allow for larger community gatherings.

More Space for the Woods

Rich History, Wayward Editorial

Reston documentary deserves high marks for history storytelling despite editorial lapses.

Rich History, Wayward Editorial

Volunteering

Volunteering

Herndon Police Pitch Citizen's Academy

Sessions would increase residents' knowledge of police work.

Herndon Police Pitch Citizen's Academy

Competing for Wishes Come True

McLean resident prepares for 23rd annual Make-A-Wish Triathlon.

Competing for Wishes Come True

Behl's Killer Sentenced to 30 Years

Ben Fawley receives 30-year prison sentence as part of a plea bargain.

Behl's Killer Sentenced to 30 Years

Celebrating Hispanic Culture, Soccer

La Voz Bridges Gap, Celebrates Diversity

Celebrating Hispanic Culture, Soccer

Game On ... Sort Of

Board of Supervisors approves a proffer to allow half-court basketball in Washington Square.

Game On ... Sort Of

Potomac Library Renovation Delayed

Renovation of 21-year-old building pushed back from 2005 recommendation.

Potomac Library Renovation Delayed

Be Prepared

Health Department Preps Residents for Flu

Be Prepared

At Home at Spring Hill REC

Getting fit, making friends and volunteering time are make up life at local center.

At Home at Spring Hill REC

Out of Their Hands

Out of Their Hands

See-Through Security

Dulles Beefs Up Security

See-Through Security

Trimming Green Hedges

Planning Commission rejects proposal to expand private school.

Trimming Green Hedges

The World Through His Eyes

Renowned young artist will showcase his work in McLean.

The World Through His Eyes

Game On ... Sort Of

Board of Supervisors approves a proffer to allow half-court basketball in Washington Square.

Game On ... Sort Of

Faith

Faith

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Eagle Ridge Inspires New Students

Eagle Ridge Inspires New Students

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Getting to Know…

Shawna Levins

Getting to Know…

Coffee, Reassurance in South County

Armed with questions, South County parents learn about modified bell schedule, trailer use for 2006-07 school year.

Coffee, Reassurance in South County

'Peace by Piece'

Arab Student Association at GMU puts together event to raise money for humanitarian aid in Lebanon.

'Peace by Piece'

Herndon Police Pitch Citizen's Academy

Sessions would increase residents' knowledge of police work.

Herndon Police Pitch Citizen's Academy

The World Through His Eyes

Renowned young artist will showcase his work in McLean.

The World Through His Eyes

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Striving to Learn Spanish

Changing local demographics has led some residents to adapt by learning to speak Spanish.

Striving to Learn Spanish

Splash of Color

Blackburn Adds Color

Splash of Color

'Peace by Piece'

Arab Student Association at GMU puts together event to raise money for humanitarian aid in Lebanon.

'Peace by Piece'

Backyard Boot Camp

Going to the gym is not such a task for eight women in Burke Centre.

Backyard Boot Camp

Summer Luncheon Celebrates 30 Years

Thelma’s lunch crew has grown into a 30-year tradition, drawing guests from across the country.

Summer Luncheon Celebrates 30 Years

Potomac Woman Charged with Prescription Fraud

Police believe that her 24 prescriptions for methadone and Provigil were forged.

Potomac Woman Charged with Prescription Fraud

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Coffee, Reassurance in South County

Armed with questions, South County parents learn about modified bell schedule, trailer use for 2006-07 school year.

Coffee, Reassurance in South County

Resistance is Futile?

Some residents say Reston Association’s covenant enforcement is too bureaucratic, inflexible or inequitable.

Resistance is Futile?

Christian School Finds Home

Northern Virginia Christian Academy to occupy vacant Westmore Elementary.

Christian School Finds Home

This Old House

Landmark Atlantic Holdings sets aside extra money to preserve historic Lowery House.

This Old House

Rockin’ on the Big Stage

Local band performs as part of Vans Warped Tour.

Rockin’ on the Big Stage

Neighbors to Excessive Occupancy

Some residents have brought the issue of overcrowding to the forefront of the town's attention.

Neighbors to Excessive Occupancy

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Health

Health

Week in McLean

Week in McLean

Competing for Wishes

McLean resident prepares for 23rd annual Make-A-Wish Triathlon.

Competing for Wishes

What I Did for My Summer Vacation

Springfield college student goes 'green' during cross-country trip.

What I Did for My Summer Vacation

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

From Director to Teacher

Bill Dwyer is honored for years of service.

From Director to Teacher

Getting to Know…

Shawna Levins

Getting to Know…

Students To Find Changed SLHS

Several completed renovations at South Lakes High School will debut when school starts Sept. 5.

Students To Find Changed SLHS

Airport Beefs Up Security Measures

Dulles enhances security measures in response to terror threat.

Airport Beefs Up Security Measures

Schools

Schools

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

It's All About ‘Kids Helping Kids’

Boy Scouts volunteer to help Kids R First provide school supplies to more than 13,000 students this year.

It's All About ‘Kids Helping Kids’

New Coach in the Race for Literacy

Mel Riddile prepares for his first year at the helm at T.C. Williams High School.

New Coach in the Race for Literacy

Out of the Ashes

A year and a half after Laurel Grove Baptist Church was destroyed by fire, members still waiting to rebuild.

Out of the Ashes

Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Camp Delivers Message of Love

Week-long Bible camp incorporates daily messages about God into an island-themed fun park.

Camp Delivers Message of Love

Back-to-School Nights

Back-to-School Nights

Community Center Prepares To Unveil Additions

An increased number of programs will greet residents when Herndon Community Center reopens next month.

Community Center Prepares To Unveil Additions

Cut-through Concerns

Cut-through Concerns

Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

The American Dream?

Arlandria residents learn about the immigration debate in Congress.

The American Dream?

Rockin’ on the Big Stage

Local band performs as part of Vans Warped Tour.

Rockin’ on the Big Stage

Business

Business

Charity Organized

Local Container Store branch donates and assembles more than $2,500 worth of products for Share, Inc.

Charity Organized

Porter’s New Job

After 22 years as principal of T.C. Williams, John Porter takes a new role.

Porter’s New Job

Monday, August 14

Calendar

Calendar

College Notes

College Notes

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Thursday, August 10

A ‘Terminal’ Party

Thirteen bands slated to play day-long concert in Lorton.

A ‘Terminal’ Party

Jefferson-Houston’s Revolving Door

Elementary school gets its fifth principal in six years.

Jefferson-Houston’s Revolving Door

A ‘Terminal’ Party

Thirteen bands slated to play day-long concert in Lorton.

A ‘Terminal’ Party

School Board Member Gives Birth

School Board Member Gives Birth

Dahlberg Leaving for Richmond

Code enforcement director spent nine years in Alexandria during a building boom.

Dahlberg Leaving for Richmond

Wednesday, August 9

Police Arrest Man for Hybla Valley Robberies

Suspect charged with robberies, burglary and brandishing a weapon.

Police Arrest Man for Hybla Valley Robberies

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

A Revolutionary Woman

Phyllis "Toby" Felker, a former WASP and Springfield business owner, died July 22.

A Revolutionary Woman

Health Notes

Health Notes

Still Going Nowhere Fast

Even with thousands of jobs proposed to move to the Engineer Proving Ground, no clear plan is in sight for completion of the Fairfax County Parkway.

Still Going Nowhere Fast

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Get Fit at LA Boxing

Cardio and boxing classes, Jiu Jitsu, weight training and more.

Get Fit at LA Boxing

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Classes

Classes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Volunteer

Volunteer

One Stop Information Shop

A short extension keeps Springfield Interchange Information Store in Springfield Mall through November 1.

One Stop Information Shop

Health Notes

Health Notes

A Green Firehouse

The county’s second green fire station is scheduled to be completed by December.

A Green Firehouse

New Rotary Club Seeks Members

New Rotary Club Seeks Members

A ‘Terminal’ Party

Thirteen bands slated to play day-long concert in Lorton.

A ‘Terminal’ Party

Fine Arts Scene

Fine Arts Scene

Chevy Chase Bank Proposes New Branch

It's planned for Route 29 in Fair Lakes.

Chevy Chase Bank Proposes New Branch

Leaving No Stone Unturned

Clifton’s Masons are still hoping for a federal helping hand to repair their flood-damaged lodge.

Leaving No Stone Unturned

Fine Arts Scene

Fine Arts Scene

Nightlife

Nightlife

Getting To Know...

Getting To Know...

Shamrocks and Leprechauns Take Over Waterfront

Shamrocks and Leprechauns Take Over Waterfront

Solicitation Case Goes to Grand Jury

Centreville man nabbed in online sting.

Solicitation Case Goes to Grand Jury

Cool Down with Hot Sound

Cool Down with Hot Sound

Multitudes of Music, Divine Swine Return for Fair

30th Annual Arlington County Fair ready to roll.

Multitudes of Music, Divine Swine Return for Fair

Classes

Classes

Classes

Classes

Leaving No Stone Unturned

Clifton’s Masons are still hoping for a federal helping hand to repair their flood-damaged lodge.

Leaving No Stone Unturned

New 50-Cent Bus Fares

Shuttle service transports visitors to Air and Space Museum.

New 50-Cent Bus Fares

A Green Firehouse

The county’s second green fire station is scheduled to be completed by December.

A Green Firehouse

Centreville Woman Guilty; Distribution of Cocaine

Jury recommends 5-year prison sentence.

Centreville Woman Guilty; Distribution of Cocaine

The Least Show on Earth

Flea circus comes to town for county fair.

The Least Show on Earth

Arlington Closer to Becoming Urban WiFi Zone

Residents would be able to access a countywide system for free in parks,

Arlington Closer to Becoming Urban WiFi Zone

Roundups

Roundups

Bright 'Sunshine,' Boisterous 'Bobby'

Film Review

Bright 'Sunshine,' Boisterous 'Bobby'

School Notes

School Notes

Getting To Know...

Getting To Know...

First Tango in Old Town

Extolling the complex virtues of the "beautiful," "sensual" international dance sensation.

First Tango in Old Town

Funding Dries Up for Arts Program

'Arts in the Parks' performance series must find new corporate benefactor.

Funding Dries Up for Arts Program

A ‘Terminal’ Party

Thirteen bands slated to play day-long concert in Lorton.

A ‘Terminal’ Party

Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteer

Cousins Pleads Guilty in Sausville Case

Cousins Pleads Guilty in Sausville Case

Residents Wary of New Runway

Pleasant Valley wants noise-monitoring device installed before completion.

Residents Wary of New Runway

Volunteer

Volunteer

Cool Down with Hot Sound

Cool Down with Hot Sound

Volunteer

Volunteer

Leaving No Stone Unturned

Clifton’s Masons are still hoping for a federal helping hand to repair their flood-damaged lodge.

Leaving No Stone Unturned

Training Week

West Potomac students train at state police academy.

Training Week

High School’s New Head Has A Familiar Face

After 11 years, Nardos King has seen all Mount Vernon’s facets.

High School’s New Head Has A Familiar Face

School Notes

School Notes

Dulles Commissioner Resigns

Dulles Commissioner Resigns

A Jump Shot to the Past

Mount Vernon's success brings new demands for a new player.

A Jump Shot to the Past

New Fire Station Proposed

Mixed use buildings increase Alexandria's urban characteristics.

New Fire Station Proposed

Round Two Ends in a Draw

A classic case of expanding residential meeting established industrial land.

Round Two Ends in a Draw

Rural Zoning Meeting Opposed

Rural Zoning Meeting Opposed

Businesses Say 'No' to Marriage Amendment

Some business leaders fear the constitutional amendment would jeopardize

Businesses Say 'No' to Marriage Amendment

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Training Week

West Potomac students train at state police academy.

Training Week

A Jump Shot to the Past

Mount Vernon's success brings new demands for a new player.

A Jump Shot to the Past

Bomb Threat Closes Government Center

Bomb Threat Closes Government Center

Fickle FEMA?

State politicians ask agency to reconsider denial of individual assistance.

Fickle FEMA?

School Notes

School Notes

Cool Down with Hot Sound

Cool Down with Hot Sound

Arlington Nonprofit Shuts Doors

County to take over community programs after audit found ACAP exceeded terms

Arlington Nonprofit Shuts Doors

School Notes

School Notes

Getting To Know...

Getting To Know...

Theme Park Trumps Museum

Proposal would wrap hotel and amusement park around the new museum.

Theme Park Trumps Museum

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

School Notes

School Notes

New Neighbors, More Traffic

New Neighbors, More Traffic

Hope and Strength Light the Night

Hope and Strength Light the Night

Cool Down with Hot Sound

Cool Down with Hot Sound

Sacramento Center Empowers Neighbors.

Sacramento Neighborhood Center embodies community development goals.

Sacramento Center Empowers Neighbors.

School Notes

School Notes

Cool Down with Hot Sound

Cool Down with Hot Sound

Classes

Classes

BRAC Proposal Angers County Supervisors

New site for Army Museum proves a primary deal breaker.

BRAC Proposal Angers County Supervisors

HCA Buyout Will Not Affect Loudoun

HCA Buyout Will Not Affect Loudoun

Homicide in Sterling

Homicide in Sterling

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Tuesday, August 8

Now Oar Never

Alexandria rowing team builds character, chemistry.

Now Oar Never

Teens Linked to Drive-By Shootings

Teens Linked to Drive-By Shootings

Time Heals Everything

Delicate art, memories found in new Del Ray show.

Time Heals Everything

Whiffle Ball Series Comes to Vienna

The Northern Virginia Whiffle Ball World Series will raise funds for brain cancer research in memory of Vienna resident Brian Bedell.

Whiffle Ball Series Comes to Vienna

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

Calendar 8-10-06

Calendar 8-10-06

Fund-raiser Calls for ‘Peace by Piece’ in Middle East

Arab Student Association at GMU puts together event to raise money for humanitarian aid in Israel and Lebanon.

Fund-raiser Calls for ‘Peace by Piece’ in Middle East

'Narnia' Comes to The Stage

Singers Onstage presents fully staged musical for one night only.

'Narnia' Comes to The Stage

Parsonage Seeks Resident

A change in pastors leaves Great Falls United Methodist with a vacant parsonage.

Parsonage Seeks Resident

Time Heals Everything

Delicate art, memories found in new Del Ray show.

Time Heals Everything

Collecting Memories

Celebrate Virginia committee gathers personal anecdotes for historical collection.

Collecting Memories

$4.6 Million Upgrade

Residents of the 36-year-old subsidized apartment complex could soon have updated kitchens and bathrooms.

$4.6 Million Upgrade

Zipping Through the Sky

A group of summer campers spend an afternoon teleporting, crossing a zip line at Hemlock Overlook Center for Outdoor Education in Clifton.

Zipping Through the Sky

Fluffy Needs Some Fur

Animal Control Trains Firefighters in Pet Oxygen Masks

Fluffy Needs Some Fur

Diversions

Diversions

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

'Narnia' Comes to The Stage

Singers Onstage presents fully staged musical for one night only.

'Narnia' Comes to The Stage

New Schools Delayed?

School Enrollement Growth Slows

New Schools Delayed?

Zipping Through the Sky

A group of summer campers spend an afternoon teleporting, crossing a zip line at Hemlock Overlook Center for Outdoor Education in Clifton.

Zipping Through the Sky

Parents Remain Vigilant on Trailers

Concerns remain over bus fumes and mold.

Parents Remain Vigilant on Trailers

Week in McLean

Week in McLean

Community Notes

Community Notes

Kayaking Instructor Competes in Greenland

Alison Sigethy traveled to the Arctic Circle to compete in the Greenland National Kayak Championships.

Kayaking Instructor Competes in Greenland

In Their Footsteps

Area youth mark the 150th anniversary of the famed Mormon trek.

In Their Footsteps

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Charity Gets Organized

Local Container Store branch donates and assembles more than $2,500 worth of products for Share, Inc.

Charity Gets Organized

Now Oar Never

Alexandria rowing team builds character, chemistry.

Now Oar Never

'Narnia' Comes to The Stage

Singers Onstage presents fully staged musical for one night only.

'Narnia' Comes to The Stage

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Gun Laws 101

Gun safety is the thread that weaves in and out of both the classroom and the range.

Gun Laws 101

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Learning the Right Stuff

Space camp inspires local teacher.

Learning the Right Stuff

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Full Day K? Not Today

Full Day K? Not Today

Great Outdoors

Great Outdoors

Too Late to Beat the Heat?

Some homeowners stay cool while saving money.

Too Late to Beat the Heat?

District Park Named for Volunteer

Fred Crabtree's career, spanning six decades, culminates in naming of park.

District Park Named for Volunteer

Too Hot for RA?

Local resident thinks Reston Association should advise homeowners to use fire retardant wood shingles.

Too Hot for RA?

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Parsonage Seeks Resident

A change in pastors leaves Great Falls United Methodist with a vacant parsonage.

Parsonage Seeks Resident

No Taxes Equal Longer Lines

Burke shoppers found full parking lots and crowded stores during the state’s tax holiday, Aug. 4-6.

No Taxes Equal Longer Lines

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

New Traffic, New Problems?

Two-way traffic is back downtown, and only time will tell if the new system is working.

New Traffic, New Problems?

The Suds of Summer

Looking at several seasonal brew options.

The Suds of Summer

Oakton Resident Stabbed to Death

Robert Wone, 32, was killed last week in a townhouse in Washington, D.C.

Oakton Resident Stabbed to Death

Business Notes

Business Notes

Changing Face of Vienna

Bigger is better?

Changing Face of Vienna

It Pays to Carpool

Reston-based company changes face of commuting

It Pays to Carpool

Sweltering Night Out

Local police and politicians visit neighborhood events for National Night Out.

Sweltering Night Out

Speech Pathologist Helps with Technology

Joan Green uses computers to help patients overcome communication impairments.

Speech Pathologist Helps with Technology

The Least Show on Earth

Flea circus comes to town for county fair.

The Least Show on Earth

Inventor: '100 Miles Per Gallon'

Local inventor says his patented engine design could dramatically increase fuel efficiency.

Inventor: '100 Miles Per Gallon'

District Park Named for Volunteer

A volunteer career spanning six decades culminates in the naming of a park.

District Park Named for Volunteer

Diversions

Diversions

Sweltering Night Out

Local police and politicians visit neighborhood events for National Night Out.

Sweltering Night Out

Collecting Memories

Celebrate Virginia committee gathers personal anecdotes for historical collection.

Collecting Memories

The Suds of Summer

Looking at several seasonal brew options.

The Suds of Summer

College Notes

College Notes

College Notes

College Notes

Diversions

Diversions

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Parsonage Seeks Resident

A change in pastors leaves Great Falls United Methodist with a vacant parsonage.

Parsonage Seeks Resident

Diversions

Diversions

Volunteers Honor Each Other

Volunteers of the Year presented at annual Inter-Service Club Council ceremony at Old Town Hall.

Volunteers Honor Each Other

Hunting Unsafe Housing

Over the past several years, Herndon has stepped up its battle against overcrowding.

Hunting Unsafe Housing

Monday, August 7

This Week in Potomac 8-9-06

This Week in Potomac 8-9-06

County Schools Hope to Administer Head Start

County Schools Hope to Administer Head Start

Parents Learn About Gang Activity

South Arlington community reacts to fatal shooting

Parents Learn About Gang Activity

Continuing a Musical Legacy

Potomac resident and Music and Arts Centers President Ken O’Brien named Strathmore board member

Continuing a Musical Legacy

One Night, 11 Thefts

At least 11 cars in Avenel neighborhood broken into; many were parked in owners’ driveways.

One Night, 11 Thefts

Most Dogs Are Leashed

Majority of C&O Canal visitors obey dog-leash regulations; exceptions cause problems.

Most Dogs Are Leashed

CAN 5K: A True Community Effort

Letters

CAN 5K: A True Community Effort

Thursday, August 3

Community Leader Peter Shumaier Dies

Community Leader Peter Shumaier Dies

Competing in 'Treasure' Race

A Herndon man selected to take part in global competition for free car.

Competing in 'Treasure' Race

Girl Got Gun

A day at the shooting range packs power, fear and plenty of sweat.

Girl Got Gun

Arts Council Prepares for Golf Tourney

One of two Council for the Arts annual fund-raisers opens on the greens this Monday.

Arts Council Prepares for Golf Tourney

Tuning into Herndon

Herndon Community Television continues its quest to make town insiders of Herndon residents.

Tuning into Herndon

Swinging Into Dulles

Swing dancing professionals throughout country to gather in Herndon this weekend.

Swinging Into Dulles

CSB Member David O'Brien Dies

CSB Member David O'Brien Dies

Wednesday, August 2

Car Crash on Horseshoe Lane Kills One, Injures Another

Michael Peterson dies, Kevin Melanson in critical condition after collision on Horseshoe Lane.

Car Crash on Horseshoe Lane Kills One, Injures Another

Camps & Schools

Know something that should be featured in School Notes? Awards? Special events? School fairs? Fax a brief write-up to 703-917-0991. Or call Lea Mae Rice at 703-917-6459.

Camps & Schools

Summer of Science

Enrichment program brings science and technology to students.

Summer of Science

Calendar

Calendar

Jim Morrison: The High School Years

New book recalls late rock legend’s years as an Alexandria teen.

Jim Morrison: The High School Years

'Edit:Undo' Spotlights America’s Talent

Local students write musical to be performed at Kennedy Center.

'Edit:Undo' Spotlights America’s Talent

Fogarty's Focus, Vision and Insight

Continuing the vision is the city's challenge.

Fogarty's Focus, Vision and Insight

Summer Crime Wave Grips City

As temperatures rise, so does violent crime.

Summer Crime Wave Grips City

Wild and Crazy Guise

Wild and Crazy Guise

Volunteer Notes

Volunteer Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Nightlife

Nightlife

Local Theater

Local Theater

Camps & Schools

Know something that should be featured in School Notes? Awards? Special events? School fairs? Fax a brief write-up to 703-917-0991. Or call Lea Mae Rice at 703-917-6459.

Camps & Schools

Wild and Crazy Guise

Play by Steve Martin is a comedy of ideas.

Wild and Crazy Guise

Scouts Help in Katrina Cleanup

Boy Scout Troop 160 of Chantilly, Herndon lends a hand.

Scouts Help in Katrina Cleanup

Calendar

Calendar

Business Notes

Business Notes

The 'Lapin' of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Keegan presents star-studded Steve Martin comedy.

The 'Lapin' of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Jim Morrison: The High School Years

New book recalls late rock legend’s years as an Alexandria teen.

Jim Morrison: The High School Years

Roundups

Roundups

Casey Jones Is Everyman

Model railroading prevails throughout the area in August.

Casey Jones Is Everyman

Woman Pleads Guilty to Identity Fraud

Woman Pleads Guilty to Identity Fraud

Curd on the Avenue

Cheese lady gives serving suggestions for the summer season.

Curd on the Avenue

Castro Given Three Months for Pandering

Castro Given Three Months for Pandering

Wild and Crazy Guise

Wild and Crazy Guise

Robbery Case to Grand Jury

Police believe Chantilly man is involved.

Robbery Case to Grand Jury

Drive-In Movies Under the Stars

Sully District Starlight Cinema Begins Saturday.

Drive-In Movies Under the Stars

Teen Wins National Title

Caitlin Gregory captures 2nd national in a row.

Teen Wins National Title

Funding Dries Up for Arts Program

'Arts in the Parks' performance series must find new corporate benefactor.

Funding Dries Up for Arts Program

School Notes

School Notes

'Must Die' Laughing

Film Review

'Must Die' Laughing

Smugglers' Snooze

Film Review

Smugglers' Snooze

Camps & Schools

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Camps & Schools

Tim Thomas Named Westfield's New Principal

Tim Thomas Named Westfield's New Principal

College

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Revitalization of Route 1 Going Strong

Revitalization of Route 1 Going Strong

The Sky Is No Longer the Limit

Tysons-Based Space Adventures opens space travel to the private citizen.

The Sky Is No Longer the Limit

Hyland Provides Infill Solution — No Charge

Once lots are consolidated, their developer appeal diminishes.

Hyland Provides Infill Solution — No Charge

Spinning His Wheels

Lack of capital meant James Darden was stuck scrambling for necessities.

Spinning His Wheels

Brambleton Approved; Hall Road Needs Work

Brambleton Approved; Hall Road Needs Work

State of the County

State of the County

Independents’ Day

Independent candidates propose rail fix for area’s traffic woes.

Independents’ Day

Making the Cut

Little league team uses trust, enthusiasm to sweep state tourney.

Making the Cut

BRAC Preferred Plan Ignores Community Input.

Army Museum isolated from other area tourist attractions.

BRAC Preferred Plan Ignores Community Input.

Help From County, But Not Feds

Supervisors vote to protect Huntington, but FEMA denies individual assistance.

Help From County, But Not Feds

Sheriff Investigating Hate Crime

Sheriff Investigating Hate Crime

Proffer Price Increasing

Proffer Price Increasing

'Irresistibly Italian'

'Irresistibly Italian'

Hearing Set for September

Hearing Set for September

Business

Business

Feeling the Impact

Feeling the Impact

Dulles Commissioner Resigns

Dulles Commissioner Resigns

The Finances of Flooding

Portraits of Recovery on Arlington Terrace.

The Finances of Flooding

Just Reduced

Just Reduced

Health Notes

Health Notes

Chance to Help

Toll Brothers, Potomac Chamber of Commerce host gala casino night fundraiser to help bring a canal boat back to Great Falls Tavern.

Chance to Help

One Speaks for 600

Public input for RA’s strategic plan will be limited to about 100 residents who participate in one of six focus groups.

One Speaks for 600

Proposal Shocks, Angers Neighbors

County receives unsolicited proposal last week to redevelop Reston South Park & Ride with workforce housing and parking garage.

Proposal Shocks, Angers Neighbors

Getting to Know ...

Karen Whilden

Getting to Know ...

Building Up for Density Debate

The Density Debate’s Who’s Who

Building Up for Density Debate

College

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Summer Theater Marks 10 Years

'Fiddler on the Roof' comes to life at Bishop Ireton High.

Summer Theater Marks 10 Years

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

College Notes

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College Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

I’m In Town, 'Urinetown'

Act Two performs Broadway hit at Churchill.

I’m In Town, 'Urinetown'

Splashing Stars

MCSL bids farewell to Hafkin in its annual championship meet.

Splashing Stars

Diving Stars, With a Twist

East Gate's Faerber and Becker claim top spots in county's diving All-Star diving meet.

Diving Stars, With a Twist

Out of Beirut

Reston family, vacationing in Lebanon when war broke out, recalls its battle to return home.

Out of Beirut

'Everyone's Best Friend'

Michael Peterson, 23, remembered for his kindness and devotion to his work as a soundman.

'Everyone's Best Friend'

Camps & Schools

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Camps & Schools

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

We Must Protect These Streams

Stormwater Partners seek increased measures in urban areas and more stringent building requirements for undeveloped land.

We Must Protect These Streams

Faith

Faith

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Jumpin’ July All Around Town

Getting Around

Jumpin’ July All Around Town

Weighing in on Bells Mill Design

Some parents worry that the elementary school could reach capacity soon after opening.

Weighing in on Bells Mill Design

She Just Wants a Home

Dog abandoned in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina seeks home.

She Just Wants a Home

Calming Traffic at Wiehle

New committee targets traffic at Reston’s future Metro stations.

Calming Traffic at Wiehle

Dedicated Transit Lanes -- Help Or Hindrance?

Task force meets to plan where to put such lanes to gain the greatest benefit.

Dedicated Transit Lanes -- Help Or Hindrance?

College Notes

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Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Student Sentenced for Assault

Teenager gets five years of incarceration for assaulting police officers with a knife.

Student Sentenced for Assault

Calendar

Calendar

Tuesday, August 1

‘Just Say No’

Camp Keeps Teens off the Streets

‘Just Say No’

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Schools

Schools

Fatherhood 101

Groups Teach Men to be Fathers

Fatherhood 101

Officials Seek to Restore Human Service Funding

Board members hope to sway state and federal officials to agree to end suspension of reimbursements for vital programs.

Officials Seek to Restore Human Service Funding

Day-Care Provider Released from Jail

Judge Shortens Day-Care Provider’s Sentence

Day-Care Provider Released from Jail

Sterling Teens Buddy Up with Young Readers

Teens Volunteer Time, Make Friends

Sterling Teens Buddy Up with Young Readers

Richmond Highway Changes on Hold

Richmond Highway Changes on Hold

Getting to Know…

Jackie Taylor

Getting to Know…

Two Major Condo Projects Delayed

Postponements show additional weakening of Arlington condo market.

Two Major Condo Projects Delayed

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Community

Community

People

People

Pohick Houses Denied

Pohick Houses Denied

’Showing Up For Life’

Transitional house empowers former female prisoners in Alexandria and Arlington to kick addictions and secure employment.

’Showing Up For Life’

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

No Fries with That

Drive-through Walgreen’s approved by Planning Commission.

No Fries with That

Diversions

Diversions

More Parking, More Riders?

Construction for a new parking garage will be visible at the Burke VRE station beginning this fall.

More Parking, More Riders?

Diversions

Diversions

Volunteering

Volunteering

This Week in Arlington

This Week in Arlington

In Their Footsteps

Area youth mark the 150th anniversary of the famed Mormon trek.

In Their Footsteps

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

A True Immersion

Students take a 10-day trip to Japan.

A True Immersion

For the Love of Dance

Great Falls teen makes her mark at the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

For the Love of Dance

Access for a Price?

Democrat Andy Hurst criticizes U.S. Rep. Tom Davis.

Access for a Price?

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Honoring "Father of the Occoquan"

State Senate citation recognizes John Ringle for preservation of Occoquan Watershed.

Honoring "Father of the Occoquan"

Week in McLean

Week in McLean

Heavy Shipments Pack Heavier Message

Bookstore sends thousands of books to soldiers in Iraq.

Heavy Shipments Pack Heavier Message

Teens Retaliate Against Gang

Shooting Suspects in Custody

Teens Retaliate Against Gang

In Their Footsteps

Area youth mark the 150th anniversary of the famed Mormon trek.

In Their Footsteps

Community Role Models Rolls Out New Program

Initiative aims to involve Arlington's young adults in community service.

Community Role Models Rolls Out New Program

Getting to Know…

Jackie Taylor

Getting to Know…

Getting to Know...

Jackie Taylor

Getting to Know...

Back from Beirut

Springfield student escapes Lebanon after Israeli bombing begins.

Back from Beirut

Making Room for Books

Many brave heat for library groundbreaking.

Making Room for Books

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Charity Organized

Local Container Store branch donates and assembles more than $2,500 worth of products for Share, Inc.

Charity Organized

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Military Notes

Military Notes

Board Approves Crossing Cemetery

Twenty houses coming to Ridge Road in Springfield.

Board Approves Crossing Cemetery

Getting to Know…

Jackie Taylor

Getting to Know…

Civic Calendar

Civic Calendar

Community Notes

Community Notes

Do the Two-Way Two-Step

Two-way traffic through downtown Fairfax is set to return Aug. 5-7 amid optimism from officials, residents and businesses.

Do the Two-Way Two-Step

A Toast To Excellence

Bailiwick Inn restaurant receives prestigious award in the world of wine, fine-dining.

A Toast To Excellence

Making Room for Books

Many brave heat for library groundbreaking.

Making Room for Books

Putting the Treasure in 'Treasure Hunt'

Great Falls jeweler donates $115,000 worth of treasure to ThanksUSA.

Putting the Treasure in 'Treasure Hunt'

Diversions

Diversions

Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Commission Approves Braddock Changes

Commission Approves Braddock Changes

Out of the Darkness Overnight

Arlington's Paul Sanchez walks to raise funds for suicide prevention.

Out of the Darkness Overnight

Volunteers Honor Each Other

Volunteers of the Year presented at annual Inter-Service Club Council ceremony at Old Town Hall.

Volunteers Honor Each Other

Commission Approves Braddock Changes

Commission Approves Braddock Changes

Commission To Wait on ‘Fairs’

Commission To Wait on ‘Fairs’

For the Love of Dance

Great Falls teen makes her mark at the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

For the Love of Dance

Health

Health

Please Sir, May I Have Some More

Vienna Youth Players perform "Oliver!"

Please Sir, May I Have Some More

Island Grooves Rock Church

Island Grooves Rock Church

Up, Up and Away

Vienna-based Space Adventures opens space travel to the private citizen.

Up, Up and Away

Getting to Know...

Jackie Taylor

Getting to Know...

Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

Former Madison Students Party Like It's 1986

Members of Madison’s class of ’86 gather for their 20-year reunion Saturday night.

Former Madison Students Party Like It's 1986

Church Expands

Korean Baptist Global Light Mission Church will soon leave Vienna area for larger facility in Fairfax.

Church Expands

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

No Four Lanes

Comprehensive Plan is altered to prevent the southern end of Hunter Mill Road from being widened.

No Four Lanes

Diversions

Diversions

College Notes

College Notes

Honoring 'Father of the Occoquan'

State Senate citation recognizes John Ringle for preservation of Occoquan Watershed.

Honoring 'Father of the Occoquan'

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Obituaries

M. Helene McGrath

Obituaries

Diversions

Diversions

EPG: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Supervisors, residents divided on proposed changes to Engineer Proving Grounds.

EPG: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Public Libraries

Public Libraries

Worship

Worship