Stories for December 2006

Stories for December 2006

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Wednesday, December 20

Chamber Honors Public Safety Professionals

Chamber Honors Public Safety Professionals

Light the Menorah

Community Chanukah Celebration

Light the Menorah

Three Honored By Lee District

Tangerlini offers insights to new D.C. mayor.

Three Honored By Lee District

Hollin Hall Village Debates Storm Drainage

Infill development focuses on McWater rather than McMansion.

Hollin Hall Village Debates Storm Drainage

Protecting Trees an Uphill Battle

Laws designed to thwart illegal tree removal suffer from a lack of enforcement

Protecting Trees an Uphill Battle

Lazear Receives 10 Days in Jail

Former Whitman football star sentenced after pleading guilty to misdemeanor conspiracy charge.

Lazear Receives 10 Days in Jail

Friends Gather To Welcome The Season

Getting Around

Friends Gather To Welcome The Season

City’s Playing Fields In Poor Shape

Study recommends that the city build nine new fields and increase maintenance of existing ones.

City’s Playing Fields In Poor Shape

This Week in Potomac 12-20-06

This Week in Potomac 12-20-06

‘Angels’ Bearing Gifts

‘Angels’ Bearing Gifts

Little Falls Garden Club Spreads Holiday Cheer

Little Falls Garden Club Spreads Holiday Cheer

Burglary Suspects Arrested

Two men arrested in string of burglaries in Potomac and Rockville over a six-month span.

Burglary Suspects Arrested

Tuesday, December 19

Out On A Quiet Note

Last meeting of the year a quiet one for South County Federation

Out On A Quiet Note

LBSS Scholar Awarded

Local students receive $10,000 scholarships.

LBSS Scholar Awarded

Camps

Camps

Detailing Crime Trends

Police explain how residents can help deter criminals.

Detailing Crime Trends

Episcopalians No More

About 92 percent of nearly 1,100 voters approve Truro’s split from the Episcopal Church of the United States.

Episcopalians No More

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

The First Noël

Local church's living Nativity performance animates the season.

The First Noël

Lee District Honors Three

Jacqueline Walker, Grace Starbird and Roy Biedler recognized for service to the district.

Lee District Honors Three

The First Noël

Local church's living Nativity performance animates the season.

The First Noël

The First Noël

Local church's living Nativity performance animates the season.

The First Noël

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

School Notes

School Notes

'Tuf as a Boiled Owl'

Springfield resident writes book on Civil War soldiers.

'Tuf as a Boiled Owl'

Giving to Givers

Giving Circle of HOPE awards $65,000 to 13 local organizations.

Giving to Givers

Santa Starts from Mount Vernon District

Fire station collects toys for the needy.

Santa Starts from Mount Vernon District

Calendar

Calendar

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

School Notes

School Notes

Week In Great Falls

Week In Great Falls

Business

Business

Calendar

Calendar

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Reining in Park and Ride?

RA Board hears concerns over proposed housing development.

Reining in Park and Ride?

Health Notes

Health Notes

Buy Locally Great Falls?

Residents and local business owners discuss local economy and Village Center.

Buy Locally Great Falls?

Too Many To Count

Holiday Wish List Project is more successful than ever in its seventh year.

Too Many To Count

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

School Notes

School Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Calendar

Calendar

'Tuf as a Boiled Owl'

Springfield resident writes book on Civil War soldier.

'Tuf as a Boiled Owl'

Pancakes, Syrup and Santa

Fire Department volunteers serve pancakes to children and Santa Claus Saturday, Dec. 16.

Pancakes, Syrup and Santa

Calendar

Calendar

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

More Money for Future Leaders

Supervisors approve large pay raise for next term's board.

More Money for Future Leaders

Special Deliveries for the Holidays

After completing international adoptions, two families will have special reason to celebrate this holiday.

Special Deliveries for the Holidays

Calendar

Calendar

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

'Tuf as a Boiled Owl'

Springfield resident writes book on Civil War soldiers.

'Tuf as a Boiled Owl'

Victim's Family Mourns Death

Police identify subject and issue warrant.

Victim's Family Mourns Death

Calendar

Calendar

Health Notes

Health Notes

Santa Starts from Mount Vernon District

Fire department collects toys for needy.

Santa Starts from Mount Vernon District

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

School Notes

School Notes

Changing Times, Increased Crime?

More than 70 residents attend McLean Police crime and safety presentation.

Changing Times, Increased Crime?

Reston Remembers Aaron

Community activist Barbara Aaron dies.

Reston Remembers Aaron

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

The First Noël

Local church's living Nativity performance animates the season.

The First Noël

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Signs of the Season

Young actors present Christmas pageant at TOT Preschool at Sydenstricker United Methodist Church.

Signs of the Season

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Too Many Too Count

Holiday Wish List Project is more successful than ever in its seventh year.

Too Many Too Count

School Notes

School Notes

'Tuf as a Boiled Owl'

Springfield resident writes book on Civil War soldier.

'Tuf as a Boiled Owl'

Statistics Show Continued Crime Drop Since '03

Assistant Commander of Reston District Station briefs RA board on crimes in 2006.

Statistics Show Continued Crime Drop Since '03

End of an Institution?

Ambiguous closure of Gilette's Coffee leaves residents saddened and confused.

End of an Institution?

Signs of the Season

Young actors present Christmas pageant at TOT Preschool at Sydenstricker United Methodist Church.

Signs of the Season

Week In McLean

Week In McLean

'Tuf as a Boiled Owl'

Springfield resident writes book on Civil War soldiers.

'Tuf as a Boiled Owl'

Signs of the Season

Young actors present Christmas pageant at TOT Preschool at Sydenstricker United Methodist Church.

Signs of the Season

Winter Relief for Homeless

Fairfax County and Reston Interfaith collaborate to open a hypothermia shelter.

Winter Relief for Homeless

Calendar

Calendar

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Monday, December 18

Trying for Stability

Trying for Stability

Calendar Dec. 20-Jan. 2

Calendar Dec. 20-Jan. 2

AOL Plans Cuts

AOL Plans Cuts

Calder Scupture Grows in Arlington

An estimated few days work turned into a six-month project for Chesapeake artisan Jim Calder.

Calder Scupture Grows in Arlington

Don't Drop the Ball — New Year's Revelry Options

From clubs to local restaurants, plenty to see on NYE.

Don't Drop the Ball — New Year's Revelry Options

Alexandria Bulletin

Alexandria Bulletin

Wonderland Comes to Tysons

Wonderland Comes to Tysons

Crafting Casual, Creative Cuisine

Crafting Casual, Creative Cuisine

Crunching the Numbers

A conversation with Superintendent Rebecca Perry about her proposed budget.

Crunching the Numbers

When a Child Is Lost to Murder

When a Child Is Lost to Murder

City Approves ARHA Loan

Council okays a $3.5 million loan to finance the purchase and rehabilitation of housing at Quaker Hill.

City Approves ARHA Loan

Transcending Borders

Home for Holidays

Transcending Borders

Constitutional Officers Will Run Again

Five Constitutional Officers Run as a Team

Constitutional Officers Will Run Again

Scouts Show Support

Scouts Show Support

Jewish Girls, Gone Wild

Traveling burlesque/comedy show hits The Birchmere.

Jewish Girls, Gone Wild

Built to Last

For sculptor Chris Erney, copying an angel means more than “cut” and “paste.”

Built to Last

Faith

Faith

Getting Help

Getting Help

Don't Drop the Ball — New Year's Revelry Options

From clubs to local restaurants, plenty to see on NYE.

Don't Drop the Ball — New Year's Revelry Options

Fine Art

Fine Art

Calendar Dec. 21-Jan. 2

Calendar Dec. 21-Jan. 2

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Fledgling Eagle

James Madison junior attains Eagle status for extensive church repairs.

Fledgling Eagle

Beginnings of Tradition

City of Fairfax offers third annual New Year's Eve celebration.

Beginnings of Tradition

Summer Planning in Heart of Winter

Fifty-year-old Fairfax swimming pool undergoes major renovations for the first time in the pool's history.

Summer Planning in Heart of Winter

Deacon Falls from Grace

Crack dealer turned church leader is sentenced to seven years for having sex with a minor.

Deacon Falls from Grace

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Santa Claus: Comin' Through Town

Santa Claus: Comin' Through Town

District Honors 'Cookie Lady'

Germaine Broussard has sent thousands of cookies and more to U.S. troops.

District Honors 'Cookie Lady'

Schools

Schools

City Suspends Mirant Nuisance Suit

City Suspends Mirant Nuisance Suit

Money for Readers

Money for Readers

Schools

Schools

Deadly Morning in Mount Vernon

After years in prison, Edward Agurs’ return to crime ends in his death at the hands of police.

Deadly Morning in Mount Vernon

Judge Upholds Sentence

Judge Upholds Sentence

Getting to Know… Andy Mandell

Getting to Know… Andy Mandell

Schools

Schools

Woods On Hold, Still

County denies minor site plan application and delays construction project further.

Woods On Hold, Still

Pop Quiz

High school students leap at chance to question Del. David Englin.

Pop Quiz

Neighbors Light Up East Juniper Street

East Juniper Street Honors Tradition

Neighbors Light Up East Juniper Street

Crunching the Numbers

A conversation with Superintendent Rebecca Perry about her proposed budget.

Crunching the Numbers

Board Supports Recycling Facility in Dulles

Board Supports Recycling Facility in Dulles

Belle Haven Grapples with History

Will county plans for a small but historic fort create a tourist attraction?

Belle Haven Grapples with History

Parents Share Heartbreak

Parents Share Heartbreak

Judge Dismisses Charges Against Custodian

Commonwealth Attorney, Sheriff's Office continues investigation.

Judge Dismisses Charges Against Custodian

To Any Soldier With Love

Volunteers at Mount Vernon restaurant pack Christmas boxes for soldiers in Iraq.

To Any Soldier With Love

Parents of Murdered Children Must Restart Lives

Parents of Murdered Children Must Restart Lives

Grand Jury Indicts McMillion for Bomb Threat

Grand Jury Indicts McMillion for Bomb Threat

From Angel Trees To Needy Homes

From Angel Trees To Needy Homes

Santa Starts From Station 24

Santa Starts From Station 24

Hitting the Big Time

Hitting the Big Time

Hitting the Big Time

Hitting the Big Time

Volunteers

Volunteers

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Faith

Faith

Jewish Girls, Gone Wild

Traveling burlesque/comedy show hits The Birchmere.

Jewish Girls, Gone Wild

Built to Last

For sculptor Chris Erney, copying an angel means more than “cut” and “paste.”

Built to Last

Fine Art

Fine Art

Don't Drop the Ball — New Year's Revelry Options

From clubs to local restaurants, plenty to see on NYE.

Don't Drop the Ball — New Year's Revelry Options

Start Shopping

Start Shopping

Teachers Speak in Favor of Budget

Public Hearing Addresses Teachers, Parents Concerns

Teachers Speak in Favor of Budget

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Selecting the right songs for holiday service is a careful balance for church music directors.

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Calendar Dec. 21-Jan. 2

Calendar Dec. 21-Jan. 2

Sunday, December 17

Board Honors Local 'Hero'

Arlington resident catches toddler falling from a window.

Board Honors Local 'Hero'

Arlington Seeks to Preserve History

County Board has approved a new historic preservation master plan to increase education and implement appropriate land use policies.

Arlington Seeks to Preserve History

This week in Arlington

This week in Arlington

Hynes Leaves Behind Legacy of Service

School Board Chair is retiring after 12 years of helping to improve Arlington's schools.

Hynes Leaves Behind Legacy of Service

Gov. Pushes for Arlington Senior Center

Kaine includes funding for Oak Springs facility in budget amendment package

Gov. Pushes for Arlington Senior Center

The Buddhists Have Come To Town

A new branch of a rare Buddhist sect has just been established in Arlington for the Washington, D.C. and Mid-Atlantic region.

The Buddhists Have Come To Town

Building on Bachman Farm?

Historic cabin may be casualty in construction on 115-acre property which was part of Hunter Mill Study Area.

Building on Bachman Farm?

Building on Bachman Farm?

Historic cabin may be casualty in construction on 115-acre property which was part of Hunter Mill Study Area.

Building on Bachman Farm?

Flu Season Prompts Preventative Measures

Residents look to stay healthy through use of vaccines and healthy lifestyles.

Flu Season Prompts Preventative Measures

Thursday, December 14

Calendar: Dec. 13-20

Calendar: Dec. 13-20

Wednesday, December 13

Volunteering

Volunteering

Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

Grand Jury Indicts McMillion: Bomb Threat

Grand Jury Indicts McMillion: Bomb Threat

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Holland is Convicted of 1991 Chantilly Rape

Jury recommends three life terms plus 17 years.

Holland is Convicted of 1991 Chantilly Rape

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

A Decorated Christmas House to Remember

A Decorated Christmas House to Remember

Art for Prison Walls?

Still under construction, Workhouse Arts Center opens doors for art exhibit.

Art for Prison Walls?

Business Notes

Business Notes

Planning Commission OKs Fair Lakes PNC Bank

Planning Commission OKs Fair Lakes PNC Bank

It's Crunch Time for ONC

It's Crunch Time for ONC

Ho-Ho Holiday Show at Westfield High

Ho-Ho Holiday Show at Westfield High

Moe's Collects Items for Soldiers Overseas

Sending snacks, DVDs, books, CDs, etc. in care packages

Moe's Collects Items for Soldiers Overseas

Health Notes

Health Notes

Roundups

Roundups

Health Notes

Health Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Nosh with Claus

Mall event allows children some face time with the man from the north.

Nosh with Claus

Health Notes

Health Notes

Working Family

John Medaris and family work at new realty company.

Working Family

Health Notes

Health Notes

Working Family

John Medaris and family work at new realty company.

Working Family

Working Family

John Medaris and family work at new realty company.

Working Family

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Working Family

John Medaris and family work at new realty company.

Working Family

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Camps

Camps

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Business

Business

People

People

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

School Notes

School Notes

Community Notes

Community Notes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Community Notes

Community Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Civic Calendar

Civic Calendar

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Business Notes

Business Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Editorial -- Dec. 13, 2006

Read Iraq Report

Editorial -- Dec. 13, 2006

United Voices

Fairfax singer performs with World Children's Choir.

United Voices

Calendar

Calendar

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Calendar

Calendar

United Voices

Fairfax singer performs with World Children's Choir.

United Voices

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Working Family

John Medaris and family work at new realty company.

Working Family

Calendar

Calendar

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

United Voices

Fairfax singer performs with World Children's Choir.

United Voices

United Voices

Fairfax singer performs with World Children's Choir.

United Voices

United Voices

Fairfax singer performs with World Children's Choir.

United Voices

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Tuesday, December 12

Demanding Better Budgets

School Board rejects budget document, calls for comprehensive audit.

Demanding Better Budgets

Faith

Faith

Faith

Faith

Faith

Faith

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Drunk Driving Targeted During Holidays

Community groups, police offer alternatives and warnings to combat drinking and driving.

Drunk Driving Targeted During Holidays

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

People Notes

People Notes

Volunteers

Volunteers

People Notes

People Notes

Volunteers

Volunteers

Santa Claus Is Already in Town

McLean Volunteer Fire Department brings Santa to McLean.

Santa Claus Is Already in Town

Senior Calendar

Senior Calendar

Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteers

Santa Claus Is Already in Town

McLean Volunteer Fire Department brings Santa to McLean.

Santa Claus Is Already in Town

People Notes

People Notes

One-Man Act

Mark Brutsche's minimalist take on "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves."

One-Man Act

Fine Art

Fine Art

Visiting with Nat King Cole

MetroStage’s latest bio-cabaret.

Visiting with Nat King Cole

Nomadic Conclusions

Local gallery joins in as national art project reaches apex.

Nomadic Conclusions

Calendar

Calendar

Tenor of Conversation

Arlington’s Carl Tanner offers amazing tales, new holiday CD.

Tenor of Conversation

Tenor of Conversation

Arlington’s Carl Tanner offers amazing tales, new holiday CD.

Tenor of Conversation

Visiting with Nat King Cole

MetroStage’s latest bio-cabaret.

Visiting with Nat King Cole

Fine Art

Fine Art

Visiting with Nat King Cole

MetroStage’s latest bio-cabaret.

Visiting with Nat King Cole

Nomadic Conclusions

Local gallery joins in as national art project reaches apex.

Nomadic Conclusions

Nomadic Conclusions

Local gallery joins in as national art project reaches apex.

Nomadic Conclusions

Ambitious Take on 'The Tempest'

Cappies Review

Ambitious Take on 'The Tempest'

Council Notebook

Council Notebook

Route 1 Closings Saturday

Route 1 Closings Saturday

There's Still Time For That Special Gift

Specialty shops offer gifts that are life time keepers.

There's Still Time For That Special Gift

Alexandria Bulletin

Alexandria Bulletin

T.C. Graduate Begins His Dream Career

Scholarships pave the way from the past to the future.

T.C. Graduate Begins His Dream Career

Violators Will Be Punished

Police crack down on those who deny handicapped drivers designated parking spaces.

Violators Will Be Punished

The Learning Coaches

Across the city, tutors work with students to help Alexandria students meet the grade.

The Learning Coaches

DASHing Through Alexandria

DASHing Through Alexandria

Joys of Gardening

Lyles-Crouch Elementary School wins award from Beatification Commission.

Joys of Gardening

Council Notebook

Council Notebook

Option 3: Middle School or More Students to Lake Braddock

Final option moves students from South County back to Hayfield, leaves Lake Braddock unchanged.

Option 3: Middle School or More Students to Lake Braddock

Early Chanukah Cheer

Children and their families gather for the annual Burke Centre Chanukah celebration.

Early Chanukah Cheer

Route 1 Closings Saturday

Route 1 Closings Saturday

Hosting a Thank-You Feast

Supervisor Sharon Bulova thanks community members with annual Taste of Braddock event.

Hosting a Thank-You Feast

There's Still Time For That Special Gift

Specialty shops offer gifts that are life time keepers.

There's Still Time For That Special Gift

Alexandria Bulletin

Alexandria Bulletin

T.C. Graduate Begins His Dream Career

Scholarships pave the way from the past to the future.

T.C. Graduate Begins His Dream Career

Violators Will Be Punished

Police crack down on those who deny handicapped drivers designated parking spaces.

Violators Will Be Punished

Demanding Better Budgets

School Board rejects budget document, calls for a comprehensive audit.

Demanding Better Budgets

The Learning Coaches

Across the city, tutors work with students to help Alexandria students meet the grade.

The Learning Coaches

DASHing Through Alexandria

DASHing Through Alexandria

Teachers of Note

Glebe, Carlin Springs elementary school teachers have formed faculty bands to play alongside students.

Teachers of Note

Joys of Gardening

Lyles-Crouch Elementary School wins award from Beatification Commission.

Joys of Gardening

New Math Makes Fewer People

Problems in Reston could mean changes in Burke Centre, Cardinal Forest.

New Math Makes Fewer People

Fairfax County Recognizes Elite Eight

Crime Solvers Board of Directors honors patrol officers at annual luncheon.

Fairfax County Recognizes Elite Eight

Week In Great Falls

Week In Great Falls

Shopping with SHARE

SHARE clients choose gifts for family at annual Christmas Store in McLean Baptist Church.

Shopping with SHARE

Face to Face at Last

U.S. soldier visits Great Falls to meet the residents and children who sent care packages and letters.

Face to Face at Last

Movin' On Up

City's police department begins move into new facility, Friday, Dec. 8.

Movin' On Up

Fairfax County Recognizes Elite Eight

Crime Solvers Board of Directors honors patrol officers at annual luncheon.

Fairfax County Recognizes Elite Eight

Council Reviews Major Town Projects

No downtown development proposals received from potential investors.

Council Reviews Major Town Projects

High School Mourns Student's Death

Benjamin "Kit" Baney remembered for his friendship, reliability.

High School Mourns Student's Death

Fighting Crime in Great Falls

Focus group brings citizens and police together to discuss concerns about local crime.

Fighting Crime in Great Falls

Residents Reminisce on Floris History

Frying Pan Farm Park served as a robust community and early financial engine to area.

Residents Reminisce on Floris History

Not in My Backyard

Proposed Lamb Center move brings Merrifield residents to City Council meeting to oppose the deal.

Not in My Backyard

Police Address Crime Increase

Official statistics: Less crime over course of last five years.

Police Address Crime Increase

School Groups Spread Holiday Cheer

Students work to bring happiness to Iraq soldiers and the needy at Christmas.

School Groups Spread Holiday Cheer

Restoring Streams Expensive, Unending

Eighty percent of Fairfax County's streams are in 'unacceptable' condition.

Restoring Streams Expensive, Unending

Inova Breaks Ground on Expansion

West wing expansion expected to be completed by next year.

Inova Breaks Ground on Expansion

Small Shops Suffer

Construction Confuses Customers

Small Shops Suffer

Week In McLean

Week In McLean

Crime in Great Falls

Focus group brings citizens and police together to discuss concerns about local crime.

Crime in Great Falls

Cheaper Homes, More Metro

Mount Vernon’s new planning commissioner has optimistic vision for the county.

Cheaper Homes, More Metro

New Business Promotes Family

Dulles Shop Owner’s Hobby Makes Money

New Business Promotes Family

People, Parties and Praise

Getting Around

People, Parties and Praise

State May Share Predator's E-mail Addresses

State May Share Predator's E-mail Addresses

Fort Hunt Marine Major Killed in Iraq

Trane McCloud was a quiet presence at home, in church, in the neighborhood.

Fort Hunt Marine Major Killed in Iraq

Hall Pleads Guilty to Sterling Murder

Hall Faces Life in Prison

Hall Pleads Guilty to Sterling Murder

Letters to the Editor 12-13-06

Letters to the Editor 12-13-06

Budget Prep Continues

County administrator to create 2008 budget outlook based on different tax rates.

Budget Prep Continues

This Week in Potomac 12-13-06

This Week in Potomac 12-13-06

Different Role; Different Outcome

Ashley enters juvenile plea as accessory to robbery of Smoothie King; Lazear’s sentencing scheduled for Friday.

Different Role; Different Outcome

Lack of Communication?

Defendants say there is no reason for communication requests.

Lack of Communication?

There's Still Time For That Special Gift

Specialty shops offer gifts that are life time keepers.

There's Still Time For That Special Gift

Officials Address School Board Issue

School Board Voices Concerns for General Assembly

Officials Address School Board Issue

Staton Plan for Rural Loudoun Passes

Last-minute problems threaten approval of plan for western Loudoun

Staton Plan for Rural Loudoun Passes

Top Salaries Recruit Top Teachers

Hatrick Proposes Increase for Teachers' Salaries

Top Salaries Recruit Top Teachers

Face to Face at Last

U.S. soldier visits Great Falls to meet the residents and children who sent care packages and letters.

Face to Face at Last

Wake For Kings Crossing

Kris Amundson reveals her legislative priorities for 2007 session.

Wake For Kings Crossing

A ‘Santa Paws’ Christmas For PetConnect

A ‘Santa Paws’ Christmas For PetConnect

West Potomac Pioneered Chinese Classes

Chinese principals visit West Potomac’s cutting-edge language program.

West Potomac Pioneered Chinese Classes

Supervisors Raise Tax Relief

Board votes to increase tax relief for elderly and permanently disabled.

Supervisors Raise Tax Relief

Hurt, Habits and Hang-Ups

Celebrate Recovery offers opportunity to release burdens, big and small.

Hurt, Habits and Hang-Ups

Teacher Wins Award

Geurin Teaches From the Heart

Teacher Wins Award

Shopping with SHARE

SHARE clients choose gifts for family at annual Christmas Store in McLean Baptist Church.

Shopping with SHARE

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Early Deadlines

Early Deadlines

One Loudoun Commits to Changes

Board schedules Dec. 19 discussion on future of large mixed-use development project.

One Loudoun Commits to Changes

New Math Makes Fewer People

Problems in Reston could mean changes in Burke Centre, Cardinal Forest.

New Math Makes Fewer People

Keeping Seniors Safe

Awareness of surroundings, safety hazards at home topic of two seminars.

Keeping Seniors Safe

Option 3: Middle School or More Students to Lake Braddock

Final option moves students from South County back to Hayfield, leaves Lake Braddock unchanged.

Option 3: Middle School or More Students to Lake Braddock

From Australia with Music

Music teachers visit Crestwood Elementary, bringing songs and stories of Australia.

From Australia with Music

'People Seem To Love Him'

First Baptist Church of Vienna celebrates pastor's 20th anniversary.

'People Seem To Love Him'

Grassroots Politics Sprout in Vienna

Locals organize MoveOn kickoff meeting at Patrick Henry.

Grassroots Politics Sprout in Vienna

Will Richmond Solve Transportation Crisis?

Reston Chamber of Commerce hosts local state representatives.

Will Richmond Solve Transportation Crisis?

Not Here

Residents wary of county plan to build garage and housing at South Reston Park and Ride.

Not Here

Fairfax County Recognizes Elite Eight

Crime Solvers Board of Directors honors patrol officers at annual luncheon.

Fairfax County Recognizes Elite Eight

Parents Get a Talking-To

Oakton parents and administrators discuss students' risky behavior.

Parents Get a Talking-To

Out On A Quiet Note

Last meeting of the year a quiet one for South County Federation

Out On A Quiet Note

Option 3: Middle School or More Students to Lake Braddock

Final option moves students from South County back to Hayfield, leaves Lake Braddock unchanged.

Option 3: Middle School or More Students to Lake Braddock

Out On A Quiet Note

Last meeting of the year a quiet one for South County Federation

Out On A Quiet Note

Option 3: Middle School or More Students to Lake Braddock

Final option moves students from South County back to Hayfield, leaves Lake Braddock unchanged.

Option 3: Middle School or More Students to Lake Braddock

Monday, December 11

Calendar Dec. 13-19

Calendar Dec. 13-19

Parkland Subdivided for Residential Use

Creative financing provides land for equestrian center.

Parkland Subdivided for Residential Use

Erik Joyce Dies at 49

Local sportsman managed Potomac Photo and Digital in Potomac Village

Erik Joyce Dies at 49

Education By Way of Mozart

Churchill program offers students a comprehensive learning experience.

Education By Way of Mozart

Sunday, December 10

Roof Collapses at Rosslyn Construction Site

16 construction workers injured, three critically, in Friday morning accident

Roof Collapses at Rosslyn Construction Site

Battle Rages Over Historic Maywood House

Historic Affairs and Landmark Review Board prohibits family from demolishing and rebuilding 83-year-old, four-room cottage.

Battle Rages Over Historic Maywood House

FAA Report Jeopardizes Rosslyn Project

FAA Report Jeopardizes Rosslyn Project

Gang Prevention Programs Gain Federal Funding

Justice Department awards $172,000 grant to three Arlington nonprofit organizations to fund gang prevention activities.

Gang Prevention Programs Gain Federal Funding

About Arlington

Lectures, Experiments and Tests Are for the Birds

About Arlington

Principal of The Year Pushes Abingdon Forward

Joanne Uyeda is named Arlington's Principal of The Year.

Principal of The Year Pushes Abingdon Forward

Thursday, December 7

New Home for Old School

History buffs, Clifton residents seek new home for one of Fairfax County’s oldest schools.

New Home for Old School

Town Signs Verizon Franchise Agreement

New agreement will provide high-speed Internet, phone, cable services to customers.

Town Signs Verizon Franchise Agreement

Alexandria Bulletin

Alexandria Bulletin

Sketch of Two Cities

Martha DD Brumbaugh's sketches on display.

Sketch of Two Cities

Alexandria Bulletin

Alexandria Bulletin

Town Signs Verizon Franchise Agreement

New agreement will provide high-speed Internet, phone, cable services to customers.

Town Signs Verizon Franchise Agreement

New Home for Old School

History buffs, Clifton residents seek new home for one of Fairfax County’s oldest schools.

New Home for Old School

Police Looking for Ring in Homicide

Police Looking for Ring in Homicide

Shockwaves of Dissent from Quarry Neighbors

Residents near Vulcan Quarry discuss damage to homes, ways to reduce explosions and truck traffic.

Shockwaves of Dissent from Quarry Neighbors

Police Seeking More Eyes, Ears

Neighborhood Watch groups are looking for more volunteers to keep their communities safe.

Police Seeking More Eyes, Ears

Shockwaves of Dissent from Quarry Neighbors

Residents near Vulcan Quarry discuss damage to homes, ways to reduce explosions and truck traffic.

Shockwaves of Dissent from Quarry Neighbors

Wednesday, December 6

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Message to Richmond

City Council asks the local delegation to patron seven bills in Richmond.

Message to Richmond

Health Notes

Health Notes

Mothers Who Lunch

Fairfax resident heads new moms group.

Mothers Who Lunch

Health Notes

Health Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

School Notes

School Notes

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Auditing Elections

City Council votes to support General Assembly efforts to create a paper trail for voters.

Auditing Elections

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

After Hurricane Katrina

CDW co-workers help rebuild Slidell, La.

After Hurricane Katrina

Liberty's Larsen Receives State Award

Pat Larsen named top instructor in health, P.E.

Liberty's Larsen Receives State Award

Moving the Crouch School

History buffs, Clifton residents seek new home for one of Fairfax County’s oldest schools.

Moving the Crouch School

Supervisors Honor Jim Chesley

Former Clifton mayor praised for his many accomplishments.

Supervisors Honor Jim Chesley

Mmm ... Maggie Moo's Opens

Mix-in ice cream and much, much more.

Mmm ... Maggie Moo's Opens

ONC Still Needs Help

ONC Still Needs Help

Roper Sentenced to 115 Years in Prison

Convicted of five crimes in 1991 Chantilly rape.

Roper Sentenced to 115 Years in Prison

Message to Richmond

City Council asks the local delegation to patron seven bills in Richmond.

Message to Richmond

Man Pleads Guilty to Breaking and Entering

Man Pleads Guilty to Breaking and Entering

Pieces of History

Rare historic documents will be on display in Old Town this weekend.

Pieces of History

Citywide Networking On its Way

City Council is set to consider EarthLink franchise next Saturday.

Citywide Networking On its Way

Anderson: 18 Years in Prison

Bailey receives suspended sentence for malicious wounding.

Anderson: 18 Years in Prison

Westfield Presents Two Children's Plays

Westfield Presents Two Children's Plays

Chantilly's Choir, Choralis Join Forces

Christmas concert set for Dec. 15 at CUMC.

Chantilly's Choir, Choralis Join Forces

Auditing Elections

City Council votes to support General Assembly efforts to create a paper trail for voters.

Auditing Elections

Business Notes

Business Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Roundups

Roundups

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Health Notes

Health Notes

Weekend at the Station

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum opens doors for annual holiday show.

Weekend at the Station

School Notes

School Notes

Learning To Share

Lynbrook students receive backpacks from annual Volunteer Fairfax program.

Learning To Share

Mothers Who Lunch

Fairfax resident heads new moms group.

Mothers Who Lunch

Fighting Crime is Bad Publicity

Prostitution sting is a success, but motel owner worries about his reputation.

Fighting Crime is Bad Publicity

Calendar

Calendar

Civic Calendar

Civic Calendar

School Notes

School Notes

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

People Notes

People Notes

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Community Notes

Community Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Health Notes

Health Notes

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

The Perfect (Prescription) Plan

Help is available for Virginians who must choose from 53 options for Part D.

The Perfect (Prescription) Plan

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Sketch of Two Cities

Martha DD Brumbaugh's sketches on display.

Sketch of Two Cities

Holidays in a Fast Food Nation

Local author offers tips for surviving the caloric season.

Holidays in a Fast Food Nation

Community Notes

Community Notes

Business Notes

Business Notes

Holidays in the City

Fairfax Festival of Lights begins with songs, tree lighting.

Holidays in the City

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

A Small-Town Christmas

Horse parade, home tour kicks off holiday season in Clifton.

A Small-Town Christmas

Weekend at the Station

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum opens doors for annual holiday show.

Weekend at the Station

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Calendar

Calendar

On Little Hunting Creek, What Goes Up Must Come Down

Landowner says he’ll pay $25,000 to remove $30,000 bulkhead.

On Little Hunting Creek, What Goes Up Must Come Down

Mothers Who Lunch

Fairfax resident heads new moms group.

Mothers Who Lunch

Garage Days Revisited

Curtain falls on Signature Theatre’s ‘black box.’

Garage Days Revisited

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Timeless Entertainment

Waynewood students sing along with traditional Americana.

Timeless Entertainment

Murder: ‘Senseless and Depraved’

Murder: ‘Senseless and Depraved’

Mothers Who Lunch

Fairfax resident heads new moms group.

Mothers Who Lunch

A Portrait of the Artist

Dick Martin’s colleagues recall a Torpedo Factory Pioneer.

A Portrait of the Artist

A Small-Town Christmas

Horse parade, home tour kicks off holiday season in Clifton.

A Small-Town Christmas

Table for Two

Fine dining is scarce in Burke, but that doesn’t mean the drive-thru is the only option.

Table for Two

Holidays in a Fast Food Nation

Local author offers tips for surviving the caloric season.

Holidays in a Fast Food Nation

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Health Notes

Health Notes

Giving and Receiving

Volunteer Fairfax gives backpacks to Mount Vernon Woods to encourage sharing.

Giving and Receiving

Getting to know… Justin Holtzman

Getting to know… Justin Holtzman

No Shelter From the Cold

Volunteer shortfall forces winter shelter to delay opening, future weekends still in doubt.

No Shelter From the Cold

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

The Singing Cartoonist

Singer-songwriter artist performs every third Saturday at St. Elmo’s.

The Singing Cartoonist

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Burglar Pleads Guilty

Ex-CIA employee pleads guilty to 10 counts of burglary, including theft of thousands of pairs of women’s underpants.

Burglar Pleads Guilty

A Portrait of the Artist

Dick Martin’s colleagues recall a Torpedo Factory Pioneer.

A Portrait of the Artist

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Burglar Pleads Guilty

Ex-CIA employee pleads guilty to 10 counts of burglary, including theft of thousands of pairs of women’s underpants.

Burglar Pleads Guilty

Health Notes

Health Notes

Garage Days Revisited

Curtain falls on Signature Theatre’s ‘black box.’

Garage Days Revisited

Garage Days Revisited

Curtain falls on Signature Theatre’s ‘black box.’

Garage Days Revisited

Mothers Who Lunch

Fairfax resident heads new moms group.

Mothers Who Lunch

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Pieces of History

Rare historic documents will be on display in Old Town this weekend.

Pieces of History

Citywide Networking On its Way

City Council is set to consider EarthLink franchise next Saturday.

Citywide Networking On its Way

Tuesday, December 5

City Offices Begin Move to Annex

The city’s data center, Cityscreen-12 studio began moving into the new City Hall building Dec. 1.

City Offices Begin Move to Annex

Friends of Edward

Community rallies together to raise $10K for former Forestville building supervisor diagnosed with ALS.

Friends of Edward

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Living in a Home Cited as Overcrowded

Herndon resident responds to official accusations of excessive occupancy violations.

Living in a Home Cited as Overcrowded

'Away From the Manger'

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

'Away From the Manger'

Calendar Dec. 6-13

Calendar Dec. 6-13

Fine Art

Fine Art

Leaders Vent about Roads

Chamber Hosts Forum for Business Leaders, Officials

Leaders Vent about Roads

’Tis the Season

Festivities abound throughout Potomac as the holiday season gets into full swing

’Tis the Season

'Brian's 5K' Draws 1,200 Participants

Crowd turns out to help Brian Anderson.

'Brian's 5K' Draws 1,200 Participants

Hatrick Asks for More Money

Hatrick Proposes Increase in Teacher's Salaries

Hatrick Asks for More Money

Mount Vernon Brightened By "Lights of Love"

Mount Vernon Brightened By "Lights of Love"

'Away From the Manger'

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

'Away From the Manger'

Bank Tellers Trick Robber

Robber Leaves Bank Empty Handed

Bank Tellers Trick Robber

Out to Sea

Hutchison Farm teacher plans to pass on knowledge she gained while a Teacher at Sea.

Out to Sea

Information Dissemination

Bells Mill Elementary students receive dictionaries as gifts from local Rotary Club chapter.

Information Dissemination

Mandanapu to Serve 55 Years

Judge upholds jury recommendation for Praveen Mandanapu's murder of his wife.

Mandanapu to Serve 55 Years

Calendar Dec. 6-Dec. 12

Calendar Dec. 6-Dec. 12

Home for the Holidays

Sterling Resident Keeps Holiday Spirit Alive

Home for the Holidays

New Spin on Biblical Tales

Wootton’s ‘Children of Eden’ puts human faces on well-known characters.

New Spin on Biblical Tales

Endorsing More Density

Committee calls for review of Reston's Comprehensive Plan.

Endorsing More Density

Wanted:Less Houses

Citizens come out at public hearing to urge board to support Clem/Burton plan.

Wanted:Less Houses

Army Museum Moves Closer To Route 1

Political pressure moves the site not the financing.

Army Museum Moves Closer To Route 1

Unauthorized Street Signs Vandalized

Unauthorized Street Signs Vandalized

On the Move

National crisis-pregnancy organization moves its headquarters to Lansdowne.

On the Move

Confronting Threat of Crystal Meth

Citizens and law enforcement work to promote awareness of destructive drug.

Confronting Threat of Crystal Meth

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Fine Art

Fine Art

Charitable Caroling

A full bill for the annual Holiday Pops concert.

Charitable Caroling

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Eclectic Christmas

A cultural take on Christmas carols.

Eclectic Christmas

This Week in Potomac 12-6-06

This Week in Potomac 12-6-06

Color Fills Exhibit

Shirley Mulligan displays her new exhibit, "Paintings From the Heart."

Color Fills Exhibit

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

'New' Small District Five Meets with Approval

Reduced district will affect revenue for community center.

'New' Small District Five Meets with Approval

Calendar: Dec. 7-13

Calendar: Dec. 7-13

Traffic and Congestion Take Center Stage

Leggett urges holistic solutions to county’s problems.

Traffic and Congestion Take Center Stage

Rocky Road Ahead

State Highway tackling concerns on River Road project but worries remain among residents and parents.

Rocky Road Ahead

Rabbi Sent to Prison

Rabbi Sent to Prison

Lazear Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

Former Whitman student faces up to 18 months in jail for misdemeanor offense of conspiracy to commit robbery; state drops felony charges.

Lazear Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

The Place To Buy By George

A wealth of holiday gifts with free parking and easy access.

The Place To Buy By George

Faith

Faith

Week In McLean

Week In McLean

Volunteers Rebuild Homes, Rejuvenate Spirits

Gift of Giving

Volunteers Rebuild Homes, Rejuvenate Spirits

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Students Honor Teacher's Mother

Fashion Show to Benefit ALS Association

Students Honor Teacher's Mother

Faith

Faith

Schools

Schools

Subregional Chainsaw Massacres

President's Letter

Subregional Chainsaw Massacres

The Business of Education

Ashburn middle school organizes business partnership with newest Loudoun restaurant.

The Business of Education

Faith

Faith

A ‘Santa Paws’ Christmas for PetConnect

A ‘Santa Paws’ Christmas for PetConnect

Canines on Parade

McLean Chamber hosts 10th annual 'Reindog' competition.

Canines on Parade

Schools

Schools

Bringing Christmas to East African Orphans

Performance at Vienna Presbyterian buys gifts for survivors of AIDS and genocide.

Bringing Christmas to East African Orphans

Hot Food out of the Cold

Churches participating in county’s hypothermia program scramble for a last minute OK to serve food at the nightly shelters.

Hot Food out of the Cold

Bagging a Backyard Buck

Suburban deer hunting draws attention in Vienna.

Bagging a Backyard Buck

Learning from Sharing

Discovery Day becomes a time to reflect on volunteering.

Learning from Sharing

Town Gets on Board Tysons Tunnel

Vienna Town Council endorses competitive bidding for tunnel option.

Town Gets on Board Tysons Tunnel

Schools

Schools

Table for Two

Fine dining is scarce in Burke, but that doesn’t mean the drive-thru is the only option.

Table for Two

Hot Food out of the Cold

Churches participating in county’s hypothermia program scramble for a last minute OK to serve food at the nightly shelters.

Hot Food out of the Cold

Creating a Piece of History

Fifth-graders at White Oaks Elementary create pages for ‘world’s largest scrapbook.’

Creating a Piece of History

EMS: 30 Years — Thousands Of Lives

Alexandria set the standard for how EMS should function.

EMS: 30 Years — Thousands Of Lives

Faulty Alarm Sends Planning Into the Night

Back in session a subdivision was denied and a Del Ray ugly duckling's transformation approved.

Faulty Alarm Sends Planning Into the Night

EMS: 30 Years — Thousands Of Lives

Alexandria set the standard for how EMS should function.

EMS: 30 Years — Thousands Of Lives

Faulty Alarm Sends Planning Into the Night

Back in session a subdivision was denied and a Del Ray ugly duckling's transformation approved.

Faulty Alarm Sends Planning Into the Night

Town Wants Tougher State Labor Laws

Legislation would make current day labor site practices illegal.

Town Wants Tougher State Labor Laws

Supervisors Approve Metro Project

Plan will bring mixed use development to Dunn Loring parking lot.

Supervisors Approve Metro Project

Wild Ride

Cappies Review

Wild Ride

Week In Great Falls

Week In Great Falls

Running for Brian

'Brian's 5K' draws more than 1,200 participants.

Running for Brian

Lake Anne Changes Coming

Lake Anne Changes Coming

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Hot Food out of the Cold

Churches participating in county’s hypothermia program scramble for a last minute OK to serve food at the nightly shelters.

Hot Food out of the Cold

Residents Hope for End to Flooding

Approved site plan has historical district residents optimistic.

Residents Hope for End to Flooding

Monday, December 4

County Moves Forward With Plans to Retain DARPA

Gov. Kaine reiterates $10 million pledge to help relocate agency, which the county would like to place in the Ballston bus yard.

County Moves Forward With Plans to Retain DARPA

Metro Considering Diverting Blue Line Cars

Half of Blue LIne cars would go to L'Enfant Plaza if Board of Directors approves proposal early next year.

Metro Considering Diverting Blue Line Cars

New Home for Urgent Care Center

Virginia Hospital Center’s decision to move medical facility out of Pentagon City draws ire of County Board chairman.

New Home for Urgent Care Center

This Week in Arlington

This Week in Arlington