Stories for March 2006

Stories for March 2006

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Thursday, March 30

Seven People Indicted by the Grand Jury

Seven People Indicted by the Grand Jury

Passing Resolutions, Zoning Ordinance

Council members scheduled to hear comments on draft zoning ordinance rewrite project, approve resolutions.

Passing Resolutions, Zoning Ordinance

Music and Theater

Music and Theater

Business Notes

Business Notes

The Arts

The Arts

Residents Want to Subdivide

Residents Want to Subdivide

Glory Days holds SMA Fund-Raiser

Proceeds will go toward finding a cure for Shea's nemesis.

Glory Days holds SMA Fund-Raiser

Calendar

Calendar

A Dream Comes True for SYA Athletes

Long-awaited sports fields are dedicated Saturday.

A Dream Comes True for SYA Athletes

Health Notes

Health Notes

Chantilly Man Charged With 7-Eleven Robbery

Chantilly Man Charged With 7-Eleven Robbery

’Welcome to Centreville’ Sign Dedicated

After three years, Mary-Rose Woodward’s and Judy Kelsen’s efforts pay off.

’Welcome to Centreville’ Sign Dedicated

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

WFCM Online Auction for Assistance Funds

More $$$ needed to meet increased demand for help.

WFCM Online Auction for Assistance Funds

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

WFCCA Weighs In on Plan for PNC Bank

Merits of proposed metal roof debated.

WFCCA Weighs In on Plan for PNC Bank

Wednesday, March 29

The Music Listings

The Music Listings

Fixing up with Faux

Dilapidated Arlington house gets new look thanks to volunteer artists.

Fixing up with Faux

An Abbreviated Attempt

Film Review

An Abbreviated Attempt

North Hill Debate Remains Open

Affordable housing and vanishing open space: a fork in the road for task force.

North Hill Debate Remains Open

Life Well Told

Fairfax man turns his life experiences into a memoir.

Life Well Told

Another Year, Another $544

Residents wonder where money is coming from, going to in county Budget.

Another Year, Another $544

Remember The Dukes?

Alexandria used to be home to minor league baseball team.

Remember The Dukes?

Best Buds

West Enders celebrate the planting of 225 cherry trees in Ben Brenman Park.

Best Buds

Calendar

Calendar

ARHA Seeks Developer Partner for Glebe Park

2006 budget subject to new HUD rules.

ARHA Seeks Developer Partner for Glebe Park

Save the Pool

Mason Neck community may lose Pohick Bay Regional Park's outdoor pool after this summer.

Save the Pool

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

The Family Listings

The Family Listings

City Honors G2 Tactics with Top Award

Alexandria-based company created a camera that can read license plates.

City Honors G2 Tactics with Top Award

Mayor and Vice-Mayor Deliver Meals

Meals on Wheels promotes awareness of the program that provides food to housebound seniors.

Mayor and Vice-Mayor Deliver Meals

Meet the School Board Candidates

Four candidates vie for three seats in District C.

Meet the School Board Candidates

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Council Notebook

Council Notebook

Jefferson's Cup of Joe

Annual Park Authority program tackles colonial food history.

Jefferson's Cup of Joe

Lorton Dreams of Fields

A planned sports facility in Lorton could include 130,000-square-foot field house, more than a dozen athletic fields.

Lorton Dreams of Fields

Warm Weather, Clean Streams

Local groups encourage a healthy watershed.

Warm Weather, Clean Streams

Debating Boundaries

Debating Boundaries

Planning Commission Splits on Grandfathering

Recommendation Favors Low Density

Planning Commission Splits on Grandfathering

City Gang Summit

An ounce of prevention rather than a pound of cure.

City Gang Summit

Students Square Off in Art Show

Lake Braddock pyramid art show brings schools together March 22.

Students Square Off in Art Show

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

'Inside Man' No Ordinary Spike Lee Joint

Film Review

'Inside Man' No Ordinary Spike Lee Joint

Inside the Man

Inside the Man

Neighbors Upheld on Blight

City Council declares blight on a house that has been under construction since January 2005.

Neighbors Upheld on Blight

Marines Honored for Service

Two retired Marine Corps colonels honored for work on anthology.

Marines Honored for Service

Growing a Playground

Clifton Town Park's renovation reaches midpoint.

Growing a Playground

The Family Listings

The Family Listings

Fresh Air

Fresh Air

Remember The Dukes?

Alexandria used to be home to minor league baseball team.

Remember The Dukes?

Fresh Air

Fresh Air

Art

Art

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Lorton Dreams of Fields

A planned sports facility in Lorton could include 130,000-square-foot field house, more than a dozen athletic fields.

Lorton Dreams of Fields

Clifton Breathes Sigh of Relief

VDOT camera trucks find no cracks under train tracks.

Clifton Breathes Sigh of Relief

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Schools, Public Safety Seek Budget Hike

Technology a rising factor in 2007 school, public safety budgets.

Schools, Public Safety Seek Budget Hike

Calendar

Calendar

Bringing History to the Stage

New modern dance performance tells the story of suffragettes at Occoquan Workhouse in Lorton.

Bringing History to the Stage

The Theatre Listings

The Theatre Listings

Save the Pool

Save the Pool

Celebrating Suffragettes

New modern dance performance tells the story of suffragettes.

Celebrating Suffragettes

Showcasing the Six Points

Annual music festival showcases local bands over three days at some of the areas best venues.

Showcasing the Six Points

The Music Listings

The Music Listings

In Search of Innocence

Irish musician, Luka Bloom explains the inspiration behind his 10th album release, “Innocence.”

In Search of Innocence

An Evening with Nick Hornby

An Evening with Nick Hornby

Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Best Buds

West Enders celebrate the planting of 225 cherry trees in Ben Brenman Park.

Best Buds

Life Well Told

Fairfax man turns his life experiences into a memoir.

Life Well Told

Growing a Playground

Clifton Town Park's renovation reaches midpoint.

Growing a Playground

Art

Art

An Evening with Nick Hornby

Author discusses his love for comedy and music with an audience at the Reston Community Center's CenterStage Theater.

An Evening with Nick Hornby

Jefferson's Cup of Joe

Annual Park Authority program tackles colonial food history.

Jefferson's Cup of Joe

Bringing History to the Stage

New modern dance performance tells the story of suffragettes at Occoquan Workhouse in Lorton.

Bringing History to the Stage

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Democracy in Action

Lee District's annual town meeting a time for citizen information and input.

Democracy in Action

Father Finds Justice Four Years Later

Asian gang member from Springfield convicted 39 months after murder.

Father Finds Justice Four Years Later

A Spelling Success

A Spelling Success

Celebrating Suffragettes

Celebrating Suffragettes

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

The Double Dealer

Jury awards Michael Field to pay $1.4 million.

The Double Dealer

The Grandest Congress

Ted Borek will portray 'He who does great things'

The Grandest Congress

Salue to Women

Salue to Women

Calendar

Calendar

Missing Numbers

Missing Numbers

A Spam-Tastic Celebration

Springfield residents throw a Spam-themed birthday party for Fred Crim.

A Spam-Tastic Celebration

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Clifton Breathes Sigh of Relief

VDOT camera trucks find no cracks under train tracks.

Clifton Breathes Sigh of Relief

The Best Baseball Burger, and Perhaps Your Last

The Best Baseball Burger, and Perhaps Your Last

Military Notes

Military Notes

Business Briefs

Business Briefs

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

EPA Invited to Community Meeting on Mirant

EPA Invited to Community Meeting on Mirant

The Theatre Listings

The Theatre Listings

The Best Baseball Burger, and Perhaps Your Last

The Best Baseball Burger, and Perhaps Your Last

Fresh Air

Fresh Air

Senior Living

Senior Living

Board Spends Full Day on Budget

Board Spends Full Day on Budget

A Home or a Castle?

The eye of the beholder makes all the difference — or does it?

A Home or a Castle?

Tuesday, March 28

Fairfax Police Address Domestic Violence

Parallel Initiatives are aimed at serving victims and convicting abusers.

Fairfax Police Address Domestic Violence

Cherry Blossom Time in the West End

West Enders celebrate the planting of 225 cherry trees in Ben Brenman Park.

Cherry Blossom Time in the West End

School Notes

School Notes

Humpty Dumpty Had a Big Fall…

Student teams at Forest Edge Elementary School are challenged to prevent an egg from cracking when dropped.

Humpty Dumpty Had a Big Fall…

If Not Kendale, Then What?

Task force considers alternatives for capacity relief, but parents decry a ‘divide and conquer’ strategy.

If Not Kendale, Then What?

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Airports to Enter Road Business

Airport Authority will take over toll road to try and ensure Dulles Rail project.

Airports to Enter Road Business

Getting to know… Father Chuck

Getting to know… Father Chuck

Local Mosque Opens Doors

ADAMS Builds Bridges,

Local Mosque Opens Doors

Getting to Know ...

Sophia Bruner

Getting to Know ...

Getting to Know ...

Sophia Bruner

Getting to Know ...

Celebrating Her 100th Birthday

Dorothy Tandy celebrates her birthday with family and friends.

Celebrating Her 100th Birthday

Sterling Spring Celebration

Community Center Celebrates Spring

Sterling Spring Celebration

Elementary Students Learn Art of Mediation

At Woodley Hills there is a better way to solve disputes.

Elementary Students Learn Art of Mediation

Faith

Faith

Longfellow Takes Chess Championship

Longfellow Takes Chess Championship

Station Makeover

Station Makeover

Pet Health Fair Comes to Lake Anne.

Pet Health Fair Comes to Lake Anne.

Digging In to Clean Up

Digging In to Clean Up

Week in McLean

Week in McLean

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

B’nai Tzedek Gains Talmud

B’nai Tzedek Gains Talmud

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

A Not So Foreign Exchange Program

Great Falls residents John and Heidi Lesinski give students from northwest Kansas a taste of life in the big city.

A Not So Foreign Exchange Program

New Church Reaches for the Sky

New Church Reaches for the Sky

Health

Health

Great Falls This Week

Great Falls This Week

Potomac’s ‘Extraordinary Resource’

State legislators seek funds for Ivymount School, which serves students with special needs.

Potomac’s ‘Extraordinary Resource’

New Hope for Transplant Recipient

Potomac doctor Cathy Cantilena is walking and breathing without an oxygen tank following a double lung transplant March 7.

New Hope for Transplant Recipient

Grey House Closes Doors

Pottery cooperative was a community institution for 25 years.

Grey House Closes Doors

Rebels With a Cause

Battle of the Bands brings out 14 bands and helps fund Disabilities Symposium.

Rebels With a Cause

Longfellow Takes Chess Championship

Longfellow Takes Chess Championship

Funny Fund Raising

Project blossoms into comedy for cancer research.

Funny Fund Raising

Tapping Reston’s History

Archivist talks about searching through Reston’s past.

Tapping Reston’s History

School Notes

School Notes

Crystal City Close to Starting a BID

Under a 'Business Improvement District,' tax would pay for marketing, street cleaning and entertainment services.

Crystal City Close to Starting a BID

School Board Mulls Greater Recess Time

Parents argue that longer breaks will improve student achievement, health.

School Board Mulls Greater Recess Time

Thousands Expected at Potomac Watershed Cleanup

Waterways’ spring cleaning set for April 8.

Thousands Expected at Potomac Watershed Cleanup

This Week in Arlingon

This Week in Arlingon

Hyland Covers Controversial Topics

Hyland Covers Controversial Topics

Building a Stronger Community

Kfoury Construction is among the Best of Reston.

Building a Stronger Community

ArtFest 2006 Kicks Off

Arlington artists gather to show work and teach community.

ArtFest 2006 Kicks Off

Re-Creating Small-Town Life

'Our Town' continues this weekend at McLean High.

Re-Creating Small-Town Life

County Clips Small Tax District

The borders for the tax district that funds the RCC are redrawn.

County Clips Small Tax District

Getting to Know ...

Sophia Bruner

Getting to Know ...

Pet Health Fair Comes to Lake Anne.

Pet Health Fair Comes to Lake Anne.

Re-Creating Small-Town Life

'Our Town' continues this weekend at McLean High.

Re-Creating Small-Town Life

Schools

Schools

Arlington Diocese to Allow Altar Girls

Although permission granted in 1994, Bishop made decision last week.

Arlington Diocese to Allow Altar Girls

Yorktown Students Perform One-Person Shows

Culmination of theater education is a welcome challenge for seasoned students

Yorktown Students Perform One-Person Shows

Follow the Bouncing Ball

Learning science at Rabbi Weinberg Primary School.

Follow the Bouncing Ball

New Neighborhood Projects Secure Funding

New Neighborhood Projects Secure Funding

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Volunteering

Volunteering

Business

Business

Getting to Know É H. Avery Chenoweth

Profile

Getting to Know É H. Avery Chenoweth

Community

Community

People

People

Thousands Expected at Potomac Watershed Cleanup

Waterways’ spring cleaning set for April 8.

Thousands Expected at Potomac Watershed Cleanup

Will the Sun Rise Again?

Sunrise proposes 122-unit assisted living facility on Blake Lane.

Will the Sun Rise Again?

Longfellow Takes Chess Championship

Longfellow Takes Chess Championship

'Fools' Takes George Mason's Stage

'Fools' Takes George Mason's Stage

Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

Details Count in Quarry Site Development

Neighbors concerned about lack of coordination in state-mandated traffic improvements.

Details Count in Quarry Site Development

Duck, Duck, Goose

Fifth graders grab spotlight in musical before moving on to middle school.

Duck, Duck, Goose

Theater, Music, Dance

Theater, Music, Dance

Longfellow Takes Chess Championship

Longfellow Takes Chess Championship

Taming Hunter Mill

Feasibility study for traffic calming will finally be initiated.

Taming Hunter Mill

Bianca Hall, Kindergarten Teacher

She taught an estimated 1,000 students during her 22 years at Groveton Elementary School

Bianca Hall, Kindergarten Teacher

Theater, Music, Dance

Theater, Music, Dance

McLean Youth League Logs Identical MVPs

McLean Youth League Logs Identical MVPs

MVCCA Discusses Community Issues

Monopoles, the school budget and affordable housing were among the topics debated.

MVCCA Discusses Community Issues

Monday, March 27

Review: Langley Homers in 'Damn Yankees'

Review: Langley Homers in 'Damn Yankees'

This Week in Potomac 3-29-06

This Week in Potomac 3-29-06

On With The Shows

Area schools depart from typical plays this season.

On With The Shows

Review: Langley Homers in 'Damn Yankees'

Review: Langley Homers in 'Damn Yankees'

Review: Lively Version of 'Zombie Prom

Review: Lively Version of 'Zombie Prom

Review: TJ Controls 'Get Smart'

Review: TJ Controls 'Get Smart'

Review: TJ Conrols 'Get Smart'

Review: TJ Conrols 'Get Smart'

Saturday, March 25

Westfield Theatre Boosters sponsors Young Actors’ Workshop July 10-14

Westfield Theatre Boosters sponsors Young Actors’ Workshop July 10-14

‘Sproing’ is Busting Out All Over

‘Sproing’ is Busting Out All Over

Dr. Seuss Comes Alive in Yorktown Production

Dr. Seuss Comes Alive in Yorktown Production

It’s Not about Me

From My Perspective

It’s Not about Me

Westfield High Grad Courtney Reed to Appear in Michigan Summer Stock Company

Westfield High Grad Courtney Reed to Appear in Michigan Summer Stock Company

Westfield Back to Broadway Cabaret April 1

Westfield Back to Broadway Cabaret April 1

And to Think that I Saw It at Stone Bridge High School

And to Think that I Saw It at Stone Bridge High School

Yorktown’s One Person Shows

Yorktown’s One Person Shows

Westfield Summer Stage 2006 presents ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Westfield Summer Stage 2006 presents ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

A Fourth Year’s Reflections

From My Perspective

A Fourth Year’s Reflections

Westfield High School Presents ‘Oklahoma!’

Westfield High School Presents ‘Oklahoma!’

Thursday, March 23

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Centreville Dog Park Opens

Off-leash pooch park is tail-wagging success.

Centreville Dog Park Opens

Edison High School Visits London

Edison High School Visits London

Four Months in Jail

Man stole from guests in two hotels.

Four Months in Jail

Pointed Lessons

Swordsman brings centuries of tradition, education to Gadsby's Tavern.

Pointed Lessons

'The Edge’ at Waynewood Elementary

Authors visit school to discuss books.

'The Edge’ at Waynewood Elementary

Shaving Bald for St. Baldrick's Day

Shaving Bald for St. Baldrick's Day

Trouble Rich ‘Marriage’

Trouble Rich ‘Marriage’

In the Pit at George Mason High School

In the Pit at George Mason High School

Paul VI Introduces ‘The Boyfriend’

Paul VI Introduces ‘The Boyfriend’

Hayfield’s Theatrical Past

Hayfield’s Theatrical Past

Revisiting Childhood with 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast'

Revisiting Childhood with 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast'

Doin’ the Twist on the Stallion Stage

Doin’ the Twist on the Stallion Stage

Annandale’s ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

Annandale’s ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

Oakton’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Oakton’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

‘Romeo and Juliet’ Live to Love Again

‘Romeo and Juliet’ Live to Love Again

Chantilly Adopts ‘Auntie Mame’ for Spring Musical

Chantilly Adopts ‘Auntie Mame’ for Spring Musical

Theatre Sports: Making It Up As We Go

Theatre Sports: Making It Up As We Go

School Notes

School Notes

Dancing, Singing and All Those Auditions

From My Perspective

Dancing, Singing and All Those Auditions

The ‘Game’ is on at Edison

The ‘Game’ is on at Edison

An Orchestrated Defection

World-class bassoonist and former Northern Virginia resident Arnold Irchai fled the Soviet Union in 1990.

An Orchestrated Defection

Christina Tucker: Choreographer

Christina Tucker: Choreographer

‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ at Mt. Vernon

‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ at Mt. Vernon

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Challenges Lee Students

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Challenges Lee Students

Fun in Mount Vernon

Fun in Mount Vernon

Pointed Lessons

Swordsman brings centuries of tradition, education to Gadsby's Tavern.

Pointed Lessons

Langley Theatre Teaches ‘Heart’

From Our Perspective

Langley Theatre Teaches ‘Heart’

‘Seussical’ at Potomac Falls

‘Seussical’ at Potomac Falls

So You Wanted to See The Wizard?

So You Wanted to See The Wizard?

Choosing Wisely

Local high school theater department heads take many factors into consideration when selecting plays.

Choosing Wisely

'Kate's' Lead, Crowelle, Plans Acting Career

'Kate's' Lead, Crowelle, Plans Acting Career

At The Circus with God and the Devil in ‘J.B.’

At The Circus with God and the Devil in ‘J.B.’

Duke Ellington School Presents ‘The Laramie Project’

Duke Ellington School Presents ‘The Laramie Project’

CAPPIES Critics of Edison High School

CAPPIES Critics of Edison High School

Having ‘Heart’ in Herndon

Having ‘Heart’ in Herndon

George Mason’s Own ‘Fools’

George Mason’s Own ‘Fools’

Ricker-Spicer Brings Drama to Life

Profile

Ricker-Spicer Brings Drama to Life

Edison’s Festival of One Acts

Edison’s Festival of One Acts

Flint Hill Produces ‘Pippin’ for Spring Musical

Flint Hill Produces ‘Pippin’ for Spring Musical

Reactions: ‘The Laramie Project’

From My Perspective

Reactions: ‘The Laramie Project’

‘The Secret Garden’ Blossoms at Broad Run

‘The Secret Garden’ Blossoms at Broad Run

‘Aida:’ Love at South Lakes

‘Aida:’ Love at South Lakes

Grease

We Go Together!

Grease

Annie and Her Gun

Annie and Her Gun

McLean Stages ‘Our Town’

McLean Stages ‘Our Town’

Fun in Alexandria

Fun in Alexandria

'Back to Broadway Cabaret'

Westfield High offers Broadway songs, dances, 'SNL' skits.

'Back to Broadway Cabaret'

Building Plan Is OK'd

Fairfax Towne Center could get more condos, retail.

Building Plan Is OK'd

'All Aboard for Broadway'

Liberty Middle School presents rousing WWI-era musical.

'All Aboard for Broadway'

Bull Run Presents 'Aladdin Jr.'

Musical features colorful costumes, scenery and special effects.

Bull Run Presents 'Aladdin Jr.'

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Westfield Theatre Casts "Oklahoma!"

Show set for May 19-21.

Westfield Theatre Casts "Oklahoma!"

‘1984’ Another Good Year at Lake Braddock

‘1984’ Another Good Year at Lake Braddock

Working Wonder of West Springfield Theatre

Working Wonder of West Springfield Theatre

Theatre Sports: Ready, Set, Improv

Theatre Sports: Ready, Set, Improv

Roundups

Roundups

Chantilly Teacher Is Arrested

Police allege he gave marijuana to student at school.

Chantilly Teacher Is Arrested

Wednesday, March 22

Feeling the Heat

Council members get an earful about the property tax rate.

Feeling the Heat

Meegan Johnston Lived for Her Family

She was determined to see her boys grow up and she did.

Meegan Johnston Lived for Her Family

Week in McLean

Week in McLean

Bomb Squad Responds

Bomb Squad Responds

Children Act Out Shakespeare

The play's the thing for these young actors.

Children Act Out Shakespeare

A New Class of Felons?

Proposed Federal legislation that would make undocumented immigrants and those who help them a felony could affect Mount Vernon residents.

A New Class of Felons?

Police Make Arrest in Domestic Violence Case

Arrest followed a car chase on Richmond Highway and Mount Vernon Memorial Highway.

Police Make Arrest in Domestic Violence Case

Getting to Know… Heather Sanderson

Getting to Know… Heather Sanderson

Looking for Help

Two food pantries hoping to capitalize on Feinstein Challenge, donor generosity.

Looking for Help

Carrying the Light

Friends of Tom Fox remember his life, urge peacemaking work to continue after his death.

Carrying the Light

Carrying the Light

Friends of Tom Fox remember his life, urge peacemaking work to continue after his death.

Carrying the Light

Looking for Help

Two food pantries hoping to capitalize on Feinstein Challenge, donor generosity.

Looking for Help

A Simple Twist of Fate

Comment

A Simple Twist of Fate

A Simple Twist of Fate

Comment

A Simple Twist of Fate

Bell Tolls Solution

To accommodate 500 more students, South County Secondary School changes class schedule.

Bell Tolls Solution

Train Track Troubles

Questions remain over safety of train tracks on Main Street in Clifton.

Train Track Troubles

Bell Tolls

To accommodate 500 more students, South County Secondary School changes class schedule.

Bell Tolls

MetroWest Moves Along

Project set for hearing at Board of Supervisors.

MetroWest Moves Along

Looking for Help

Two food pantries hoping to capitalize on Feinstein Challenge, donor generosity.

Looking for Help

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Theater, Music, Dance

Theater, Music, Dance

Fine Arts Scene

Fine Arts Scene

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Carrying the Light

Friends of Tom Fox remember his life, urge peacemaking work to continue after his death.

Carrying the Light

Surreal Images of Spring

Mosaics and Photo Images on Display at Durant Center

Surreal Images of Spring

Cinematic Call To Action

New film highlights the natural world of Dyke Marsh.

Cinematic Call To Action

Burke's Piece of the County Pie

County budget to fund two main Braddock District projects.

Burke's Piece of the County Pie

'Brains' Prove Invincible in Science Contest

Lake Braddock eighth graders win regional contest.

'Brains' Prove Invincible in Science Contest

Train Track Troubles

Questions remain over safety of train tracks on Main Street in Clifton.

Train Track Troubles

College Notes

College Notes

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Mirant "Trona" Report Challenged

Alexandria and Mirant lock horns over censored report.

Mirant "Trona" Report Challenged

College Notes

College Notes

Rallying for Peace

‘Peace Vigil’ brings people together to protest the war in Iraq.

Rallying for Peace

Meet the Candidates for School Board

Five candidates seek three open school board seats in District B .

Meet the Candidates for School Board

Taking On City Hall

One man’s fight to get domestic-partnership benefits for city employees.

Taking On City Hall

Annandale Man Found Dead

Annandale Man Found Dead

Wanted: Friendly Neighbors

Changes to Lee District Park highlight struggle for playing fields and neighbor's concerns about bright lights.

Wanted: Friendly Neighbors

Infill Development: Challenges And Confrontations

A bricks and mortar question of "Whose ox is being gored?"

Infill Development: Challenges And Confrontations

Carrying the Light

Friends of Tom Fox remember his life, urge peacemaking work to continue after his death.

Carrying the Light

Looking for Help

Two food pantries hoping to capitalize on Feinstein Challenge, donor generosity.

Looking for Help

Council Candidates Discuss Taxes

All eleven candidates for City Council appear at a Chamber of Commerce forum.

Council Candidates Discuss Taxes

Alexandria Students to Attend Thomas Jefferson

School Board votes to allow two Alexandria students to attend the Fairfax County school. next year.

Alexandria Students to Attend Thomas Jefferson

Roadway

VDOT, Army still at roadblock over Fairfax County Parkway.

Roadway

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

City Recognized for Being Gay Friendly

City Recognized for Being Gay Friendly

Music's Helping Hand

Practice-a-thon brings hope to Bay High Band in Mississippi.

Music's Helping Hand

Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Name That School

New elementary school in West Fairfax to be called 'Eagle View Elementary.'

Name That School

Volunteers

Volunteers

Train Track Troubles

Questions remain over safety of train tracks on Main Street in Clifton.

Train Track Troubles

Rail Accident Waiting To Happen?

Cracked storm water sewer pipes could pose a risk for train traffic.

Rail Accident Waiting To Happen?

Kicking Around after School

Soccer club at Fairfax High School promotes academics through sports play.

Kicking Around after School

A Different Take On "Street Smart"

Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists all share the blame for pedestrian deaths and injuries.

A Different Take On "Street Smart"

Getting to Know ...

Billy Thompson

Getting to Know ...

Getting to Know ...

Billy Thompson

Getting to Know ...

Carrying the Light

Friends of Tom Fox remember his life, urge peacemaking work to continue after his death.

Carrying the Light

Cutting Her Hair for Charity

Mount Vernon girl donates hair to Locks of Love

Cutting Her Hair for Charity

Board Supports Budget Audits, Rezoning

Board Supports Budget Audits, Rezoning

Wakefield Forest Hails Redskins

Fourth grader wins visit from three Redskins players Thursday, March 16.

Wakefield Forest Hails Redskins

New School = New Boundaries

New School = New Boundaries

Music's Helping Hand

Practice-a-thon brings hope to Bay High Band in Mississippi.

Music's Helping Hand

Spring is Official at River Farm

Work atthe horticultural center is poised between winter and spring.

Spring is Official at River Farm

Tuesday, March 21

Real Estate Tax Rate to be Cut

Residents will most likely still pay more because of 18.25 percent average increase in home assessments.

Real Estate Tax Rate to be Cut

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Calendar

Calendar

Getting To Know ...

Getting To Know ...

Internet: Friend or Foe?

Experts talk to McLean citizens about dangers that the Internet poses to their children.

Internet: Friend or Foe?

An Orchestrated Defection

World-class bassoonist and former Northern Virginia resident Arnold Irchai fled the Soviet Union in 1990.

An Orchestrated Defection

Calendar

Calendar

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

Interns: A New Perspective on Politics

Herndon High School seniors receive credit for semester-long internships and gain valuable experience.

Interns: A New Perspective on Politics

What Teens Worry About

Safe Community Coalition holds its 10th annual Middle School Forum on issues confronting today's youth.

What Teens Worry About

Four Mile Run Restoration Gets Green Light

New plan for stream seeks to improve natural habitat and create more public recreation areas.

Four Mile Run Restoration Gets Green Light

Picking and Choosing

Given the amount of time and money invested in high school plays, selecting the season's production can be a weighty task.

Picking and Choosing

Not Your Average Back Operation

The Virginia Spine Institute celebrates a new facility in Reston.

Not Your Average Back Operation

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Commission Reviews CIP, Funding

Commissioners review Capital Improvement Program, applications for conditional use permit, amendment to allow box trucks in residential district.

Commission Reviews CIP, Funding

Gerald Cowden, Former Town Council Member, Dies

Gerald Cowden, Former Town Council Member, Dies

Local Teen Receives Girl Scout Honor

Local Teen Receives Girl Scout Honor

Politics of Fear

McLean members of the Fairfax League of Women Voters discuss how fear is affecting people.

Politics of Fear

Finding the ‘Madden King’ in Reston

Finding the ‘Madden King’ in Reston

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Visionaries Receive County Praise

Commission on Status of Women recognizes four Arlington women’s contributions.

Visionaries Receive County Praise

'Unanswered Questions' About Bells Mill Portables

Trailers linked to sickness are closed; PTA calls for sped-up modernization.

'Unanswered Questions' About Bells Mill Portables

Speed Tables Approved for Old Courthouse

Speed Tables Approved for Old Courthouse

Graffiti Found in South Riding

Graffiti Found in South Riding

Internet: Friend or Foe?

Experts talk to McLean citizens about dangers that the Internet poses to their children.

Internet: Friend or Foe?

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Business

Business

People

People

Board Cuts Budget Increases

Board Cuts Budget Increases

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Workers Center Successes

Three months after opening, Herndon Official Workers Center cites resident, employer and worker support as reason for success.

Workers Center Successes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Picking and Choosing

Given the amount of time and money invested in high school plays, selecting the season's production can be a weighty task.

Picking and Choosing

Cleaning Up...One Spot at a Time

The Adopt-a-Spot program flourishes in Reston.

Cleaning Up...One Spot at a Time

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Serving the Disabled

Volunteers are honored for work with area handicapped

Serving the Disabled

Low Voter Turnout May Doom Governing Documents Vote

RA puts get-out-the-vote machinery into high gear.

Low Voter Turnout May Doom Governing Documents Vote

Taxes Taking Their Toll

Residents voice opposition to another double-digit rise in property taxes at a budget information meeting.

Taxes Taking Their Toll

Health

Health

Faith

Faith

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

James Nichols, Former Vienna Official, Dies

James Nichols, Former Vienna Official, Dies

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

What Teens Worry About

Safe Community Coalition holds its 10th annual Middle School Forum on issues confronting today's youth.

What Teens Worry About

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Calendar

Calendar

Concerns Raised Over Campaign Tactics

New campaign strategies for council seats raise eyebrows and questions.

Concerns Raised Over Campaign Tactics

Adopting Healthy Pets

Adopting Healthy Pets

DeBenedittis Mayoral Campaign Kick Off

Steve DeBenedittis holds kick off for mayoral campaign at Herndon Municipal Center.

DeBenedittis Mayoral Campaign Kick Off

Subscribe to Style

Langley High School fashion students prepare for upcoming show.

Subscribe to Style

Subscribe to Style

Langley High School fashion students prepare for upcoming show.

Subscribe to Style

Calendar

Calendar

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Spring Cleaning

Residents team up to clean 58-acre Runnymede Park and Sugarland Run stream.

Spring Cleaning

Candidates Line Up for Council

Residents vie with incumbents for contested seats on the Town Council.

Candidates Line Up for Council

Council President Calls for Ag Reserve Task Force

Split over septic technology signals continued tension between preservation and growth.

Council President Calls for Ag Reserve Task Force

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Community

Community

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Circus Court Case Ends

Circus Court Case Ends

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Turning Up the Heat on Energy Prices

Electric bills to rise 39 percent this summer. Industry deregulation carried promises of competition that has never materialized.

Turning Up the Heat on Energy Prices

Volunteering

Volunteering

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Sewers: A Matter of Time

GFCA discusses future wastewater management in Great Falls.

Sewers: A Matter of Time

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Calendar

Calendar

A Less Taxing Experience

Volunteer tax preparers in Reston save families thousands.

A Less Taxing Experience

Helping Open Doors to Success

Hinge is named among the Best of Reston.

Helping Open Doors to Success

Three Teens Face Charges

Three Teens Face Charges

Washington-Lee Ready to Undergo Renovations

School Board awards construction contract to firm for near market value.

Washington-Lee Ready to Undergo Renovations

Calendar

Calendar

Parents Want Reading Teachers Retained

More than two dozen residents and teachers lobby the School Board during public hearing.

Parents Want Reading Teachers Retained

This Week in Potomac 3-22-06

This Week in Potomac 3-22-06

Schools

Schools

Church Fund-raiser a Success

Church Fund-raiser a Success

MARCH MADNESS

Charity event raises money for the Arlington Chapter of the American Red Cross.

MARCH MADNESS

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Constituents Voice Zoning Concerns

Constituents Voice Zoning Concerns

Monday, March 20

They Get to Move It, Move It

Under new law, some landowners may be able to sell their rights to others, moving development around the county.

They Get to Move It, Move It

Leveling Playing Fields

‘CHS Sports Night 2006’ grosses more than $100,000 for Churchill athletics.

Leveling Playing Fields

Untitled

Booz Allen Hamilton announces end of title sponsorship for PGA golf tournament.

Untitled

Rushed ICC Studies Demand Further Review

Opinion

Rushed ICC Studies Demand Further Review

Wootton’s Kind of ‘Town’

Cappies Review

Wootton’s Kind of ‘Town’

Character Contest

Whitman’s Chris Carothers finishes first in Washington Shakespearean Competition.

Character Contest

A Playground that Swings and Sildes

A Playground that Swings and Sildes

‘Laramie’ as Real as It Gets

Act Two’s 13-member student cast performs ‘The Laramie Project.’

‘Laramie’ as Real as It Gets

Thursday, March 16

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Wednesday, March 15

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Calendar

Calendar

Finding Camp in the Hills

Film Review

Finding Camp in the Hills

Fort Hunt Gets Fit

Community shows elementary students ways to stay active.

Fort Hunt Gets Fit

Calendar

Calendar

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

28 Years for Gang Attack

28 Years for Gang Attack

Business

Business

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Volunteering

Volunteering

Rush-Lynch Wed

Rush-Lynch Wed

Community

Community

Schools & Organizations

Schools & Organizations

People

People

Groups Decry Lack of Affordable Housing

Housing Action, others call for two new city positions.

Groups Decry Lack of Affordable Housing

No More Red-Light Cameras

House ensures traffic safety devices not coming back.

No More Red-Light Cameras

Meet the Candidates for School Board

Five candidates are competing to win three School Board seats in the A district.

Meet the Candidates for School Board

Greenbrier Park Undergoes Changes

Yorktown High School will have new athletic fields, baseball diamond by summer 2007.

Greenbrier Park Undergoes Changes

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Candidates Support Affordable Housing

Candidates Support Affordable Housing

Van Landingham Receives Burke Award

Local Red Cross honors the retired legislator for her years of service.

Van Landingham Receives Burke Award

Dwoskin Withdraws Waples Nomination

Developer has plans to try nomination again in four years.

Dwoskin Withdraws Waples Nomination

Get in the Grove

Locust Grove Nature Center offers natural and cultural programs for all ages.

Get in the Grove

Scouts Earn Their Religious Medal Awards

Scouts Earn Their Religious Medal Awards

Plans for the Big Time

Chantilly High musicians have high hopes with their own Second Nature band.

Plans for the Big Time

Can North Hill Be A Hybrid?

Advocates of open space and affordable housing clash over vote on land use plan.

Can North Hill Be A Hybrid?

Real Estate

Real Estate

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

State of the Centre

Homeowners, politicians, newly elected trustees meet at Burke Centre.

State of the Centre

Council Notebook

Council Notebook

Hostage Situation in Ashburn Ends Tragically

The hostage situation at an Ashburn gas station Monday evening, ended with the suspect being fatally shot and little clue as to the motive.

Hostage Situation in Ashburn Ends Tragically

Calendar

Calendar

State Stuck on Budget, Again

In a replay of 2004, General Assembly hits impasse over budget and tax increases.

State Stuck on Budget, Again

Arts with International Flavor

JCC offers seventh annual arts festival.

Arts with International Flavor

City Tax Rate Down

City Council votes to lower recommended tax rate, raise water and sewer rates.

City Tax Rate Down

Different Plan — Same Results

Land use percentages remain primary sticking point.

Different Plan — Same Results

The Artist Formerly Known as Delegate

Marian Van Landingham returns to the canvas to paint pathways to Portugal.

The Artist Formerly Known as Delegate

Preserving Memories

New oral histories offer a glimpse into the past.

Preserving Memories

Schools

Schools

Plan To Include Four Mile Run

This project could stretch over several decades.

Plan To Include Four Mile Run

28 Years for Gang Attack

28 Years for Gang Attack

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Metro Hearing Draws Three

Metro Hearing Draws Three

Public Concerns

City Council members hear from the public about the budget.

Public Concerns

New Wheels

New Wheels

Ekoji Buddhist Temple

First in a series of profiles on houses of worship in Southern Fairfax County.

Ekoji Buddhist Temple

School Board Fails To Address Overcrowding

No clear solution in sight for overcrowding at Silverbrook, Lorton Station Elementary Schools.

School Board Fails To Address Overcrowding

Schools & Organizations

Schools & Organizations

Stabbing, Suicide at Senior Facility

Resident stabbed neighbor, then committed suicide, following argument at senior living complex

Stabbing, Suicide at Senior Facility

Republicans Turn to Miller

New local party chairman set to concentrate on recruiting more viable candidates.

Republicans Turn to Miller

'Doorways' Honors Community Volunteers

Benefit auction helps abused, homeless, and at-risk women and families

'Doorways' Honors Community Volunteers

Ekoji Buddhist Temple

First in a series of profiles on houses of worship in Southern Fairfax County.

Ekoji Buddhist Temple

Questionable Election Mail

Questionable Election Mail

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health

Health

Drive Thru Proposed

Out-of-turn Comprehensive Plan amendment could bring two new businesses to Lorton Corner.

Drive Thru Proposed

School Notes

School Notes

Waterford Almost Ready To Open

Second Waterford facility to open in Springfield in mid-April in former toy store.

Waterford Almost Ready To Open

Sudsing for a Cure

Springfield pet store hosts fund-raiser for Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Sudsing for a Cure

Mulford School Permits OKed by Supervisors

Mulford School Permits OKed by Supervisors

Roundups

Roundups

Thriller Presented at Church of Epiphany

Thriller Presented at Church of Epiphany

First Responders Receive Valor Awards

Mount Vernon and Kingstowne officers honored at McLean ceremony.

First Responders Receive Valor Awards

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Another Drive Thru for Route 1

Out-of-turn Comprehensive Plan amendment could bring two new businesses to Lorton Corner.

Another Drive Thru for Route 1

Plan Riles Residents

Planning Commission deciding on Fairfax Town Center proposal.

Plan Riles Residents

Schools & Organizations

Schools & Organizations

Seeking Mr. Lancer

Fifteen Lee High School students compete through poems, dancing to earn title of Mr. Lancer.

Seeking Mr. Lancer

Dwoskin Withdraws Nomination

Developer has plans to try nomination again in four years.

Dwoskin Withdraws Nomination

Citizens Put in Their Two Cents

Residents express views on new assessments and real property tax rate, while the Assessor's Office explains the large increase over last year.

Citizens Put in Their Two Cents

Man Pleads Guilty: Breaking & Entering

Man Pleads Guilty: Breaking & Entering

Schools & Organizations

Schools & Organizations

Faith

Faith

School Board Fails To Address Overcrowding

No clear solution in sight for overcrowding at Silverbrook, Lorton Station Elementary Schools.

School Board Fails To Address Overcrowding

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Another OK for Ridgewood

Mixed-Use development needs county's approval.

Another OK for Ridgewood

Getting to Know ... Melanie Mobley

Getting to Know ... Melanie Mobley

Schools & Organizations

Schools & Organizations

Baby Ballerina Sparking Dreams

Baby Ballerina Sparking Dreams

A Hidden Danger

Cracked storm water sewer pipes could pose a risk for train traffic.

A Hidden Danger

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

28 Years for Gang Attack

28 Years for Gang Attack

Principal Passes On Love of Reading

Washington Mills Elementary hosts "Read-Over."

Principal Passes On Love of Reading

State Stuck on Budget, Again

State Stuck on Budget, Again

Departments Budgets Under Scrutiny

Board of Supervisors focuses on public safety agencies and lowering the tax rate during its first budget worksession.

Departments Budgets Under Scrutiny

Clifton Man Indicted: Child Porn Charge

Clifton Man Indicted: Child Porn Charge

28 Years for Gang Attack

28 Years for Gang Attack

Residents Urged to Police Communities

Police described ways to prevent crime as simple as locking doors and removing valuables from plain view.

Residents Urged to Police Communities

Calendar

Calendar

Reaching the Edge of Imagination

Authors reveal the secrets to fantasy novel success.

Reaching the Edge of Imagination

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Calendar

Calendar

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Tuesday, March 14

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Closer to the Stars

Analemma Society prepares to raise more funds for observatory park at Turner Farm.

Closer to the Stars

A Stabile of Fun

Artist in residence at Hunters Woods Elementary School works with students to create a masterpiece.

A Stabile of Fun

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Volunteers

Volunteers

SLHS Student Wins SCC Logo Contest

Petheree Norman’s design will adorn the Southgate Community Center.

SLHS Student Wins SCC Logo Contest

‘Because Girls Can Do Anything’

GEMS conference encourages careers in math and science.

‘Because Girls Can Do Anything’

Green Space Network Failure?

Planners see green space as an infrastructure grid like power lines. Can a new master plan keep it from crashing?

Green Space Network Failure?

Judge Reconsiders Sentence

Lansdowne Mother Receives Shorter Jail Time

Judge Reconsiders Sentence

Getting to Know ...

... Arthur Polton

Getting to Know ...

Fine Arts Scene

Fine Arts Scene

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

McLean High Promises Healthy Lifestyles

Students learn about nutrition and relaxation at school's "Health and Wellness" event.

McLean High Promises Healthy Lifestyles

Controlling a Child's Weight

Doctors confront growing numbers of young children with eating disorders.

Controlling a Child's Weight

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Closer to the Stars

Analemma Society prepares to raise more funds for observatory park at Turner Farm.

Closer to the Stars

Business Notes

Business Notes

Flooded with Love and Needing Help

Neighbors founder Sharon Rainey seeks community's help in mailing care packages to U.S. troops in the Middle East.

Flooded with Love and Needing Help

State's Poll Reposition

Legislation would shelve Maryland’s touch-screen voting machines.

State's Poll Reposition

Spring Arrives, Briefly

Spring Arrives, Briefly

Volunteers

Volunteers

Kicking Off Election Season

Three candidates hold kick off events, gear up for May 2 elections.

Kicking Off Election Season

Flooded with Love and Needing Help

Neighbors founder Sharon Rainey seeks community's help in mailing care packages to U.S. troops in the Middle East.

Flooded with Love and Needing Help

Mayors' Race Begins

Over the next month and a half, Vienna will watch two mayoral candidates face off for the first time since 1990.

Mayors' Race Begins

RA Candidates Face Off

Three forums in four days give candidates a chance to present their views on pressing issues.

RA Candidates Face Off

Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Real Estate Tax Relief for Seniors?

Council reviews program to alleviate Real estate tax burden for town's older residents.

Real Estate Tax Relief for Seniors?

More Need, More Waiting

A lack of affordable housing leaves thousands waiting years for housing assistance.

More Need, More Waiting

Keeping Home Improvement Local

McLean chapter of Contractors.com prepares for its first home show to be held in Vienna.

Keeping Home Improvement Local

Learning To 'Just Say No'

Acting as role models, Herndon High School leadership students teach younger students about handling peer pressure.

Learning To 'Just Say No'

Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

Giving More Than Hope

Giving Circle of Hope is among the Best of Reston.

Giving More Than Hope

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Carving Out a Place in Native Art

Gary Road resident practices Northwestern American Indian wood carving and painting.

Carving Out a Place in Native Art

Candidates, Officials Called to ‘Action’

Interfaith group Action in Montgomery announces ambitious agenda: $200 million for community centers, 1,000 affordable housing units, and guaranteed college scholarship aid.

Candidates, Officials Called to ‘Action’

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Brewery Changes Hands

Brewing Company Owner Sells to Old Friends

Brewery Changes Hands

Million Dollar Mark

Average property in Great Falls is now valued at over $1 million.

Million Dollar Mark

Zoning a 'Look'

Could a change in zoning code prevent unwanted changes in design on Maple Avenue?

Zoning a 'Look'

Volunteers

Volunteers

Military Notes

Military Notes

Fine Arts Scene

Fine Arts Scene

Great Falls This Week

Great Falls This Week

Improvements Underway

LCSA Improves Transmission of Water through Sterling

Improvements Underway

Taking ‘New Approach’ on Kendale

Statement calling for CIP amendment by March 23 appears to close out plans to build school on Kendale Road.

Taking ‘New Approach’ on Kendale

Announcing 2006 Jonathan Deutsch Jazz Award

Potomac Community Center Board accepting applications.

Announcing 2006 Jonathan Deutsch Jazz Award

Getting to Know ...

... Arthur Polton

Getting to Know ...

Week in McLean

Week in McLean

Where’s the Charrette Report?

After months of delay, RCRC will see a draft charrette report next week.

Where’s the Charrette Report?

Getting to Know ...

... Arthur Polton

Getting to Know ...

School Board Presents Budget to Board of Supervisors

School Board Members Say Budget Responds to Growth

School Board Presents Budget to Board of Supervisors

Fighting Eating Disorders, Educating Parents

Herndon High School graduate opens up about battle with eating disorder to help educate parents.

Fighting Eating Disorders, Educating Parents

This Week in Potomac 3-15-06

This Week in Potomac 3-15-06

Monday, March 13

State Stuck on Budget, Again

In a replay of 2004, General Assembly hits impasse over budget and tax increases.

State Stuck on Budget, Again

Thursday, March 9

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Roundups

Roundups

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Cell-Phone Bandit: 12 Years Prison

Cell-Phone Bandit: 12 Years Prison

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Calendar

Calendar

School Notes

School Notes

A 'Swingin' Proposal

Chris Conlin proposes to girlfriend Brittany Holbrook during jam session.

A 'Swingin' Proposal

Trio of One-Act Plays at Westfield

Trio of One-Act Plays at Westfield

School Notes

School Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Greek Olympics Held at GBW Elementary

Greek Olympics Held at GBW Elementary

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

School Notes

School Notes

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Shaved Heads Save Lives

St. Baldrick's Day fund-raiser for childhood cancer cure

Shaved Heads Save Lives

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

School Notes

School Notes

Calendar

Calendar

School Notes

School Notes

Teen Is Indicted for Murder

Teen Is Indicted for Murder

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Men Charged: Cocaine Distribution

Men Charged: Cocaine Distribution

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

School Notes

School Notes

Logan Found Guilty; Jury Says 10 Years

Logan Found Guilty; Jury Says 10 Years

Wednesday, March 8

Perfecting the St. Patrick's Day Toast

Local pub, restaurants offer preferred drinks, words for St. Patrick’s Day.

Perfecting the St. Patrick's Day Toast

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Who Let Wimmer Write?

Who Let Wimmer Write?

16 Reasons to See '16 Blocks'

16 Reasons to See '16 Blocks'

Searching for 'Danny Boy'

A trip to Old Town's Irish pubs shed light on the meaning of an old Irish standard.

Searching for 'Danny Boy'

Today's Bargains, Tomorrow's Collectibles

Library exhibit encourages radio collection.

Today's Bargains, Tomorrow's Collectibles

Donald Trump and the Weave

Loom artists hold competition for Katrina relief.

Donald Trump and the Weave

Perfecting the St. Patrick's Day Toast

Local pub, restaurants offer preferred drinks, words for St. Patrick’s Day.

Perfecting the St. Patrick's Day Toast

Donald Trump and the Weave

Loom artists hold competition for Katrina relief.

Donald Trump and the Weave

City to Challenge FAA on Mirant Stacks

Will taller smokestacks really change anything?

City to Challenge FAA on Mirant Stacks

Crowd Skeptical of Church Plans

Community members question church’s proposal to increase density.

Crowd Skeptical of Church Plans

Goodwin House Attacker to Face Trial

Mustafa Mohamed faces six counts of felonious assault.

Goodwin House Attacker to Face Trial

'Michael Jordan of Planning Retires'

Board honors Carrie Johnson for her 19 years of service on the Planning Commission.

'Michael Jordan of Planning Retires'

Farewell to a Friend

Aaron Brown remembered in songs, stories and laughter.

Farewell to a Friend

'Battle of Chantilly' Premieres

Civil War movie made by Fairfax production company draws a sellout crowd.

'Battle of Chantilly' Premieres

All New Faces

Only one school board incumbent out of nine will stand for re-election.

All New Faces

Services for People In Need

Facing budget challenges confronting city’s most vulnerable residents.

Services for People In Need

Lombardi Center Receives $54,000 From ODBC

Second fundraiser tops first with plans for more next year.

Lombardi Center Receives $54,000 From ODBC

McFly Meets Ennis Del Mar

Terra Centre, Robinson grad at the helm of Internet video hit.

McFly Meets Ennis Del Mar

Trucks Keep Moving

Through-truck restrictions considered for Wakefield Chapel Road and Guinea Road.

Trucks Keep Moving

A Sea Of Green

A cold wind did not diminish the crowd lining King Street.

A Sea Of Green

Temporary Shutdown

Citing a need to regroup, the Lamb Center closed March 6-7.

Temporary Shutdown

Faith Partnership Serves Seniors

Shepherd's Center to offer volunteer opportunities, assistance.

Faith Partnership Serves Seniors

Did You Find a Bagpipe?

Did You Find a Bagpipe?

Getting There

Citizens wanted to be able to talk more, listen less.

Getting There

Temporary Shutdown

Citing a need to regroup, the Lamb Center closed March 6-7.

Temporary Shutdown

McFly Meets Ennis Del Mar

Terra Centre, Robinson grad at the helm of Internet video hit.

McFly Meets Ennis Del Mar

Faith Partnership Serves Seniors

Shepherd's Center to offer volunteer opportunities, assistance.

Faith Partnership Serves Seniors

'Battle of Chantilly' Premieres

Civil War movie made by Fairfax production company draws a sellout crowd.

'Battle of Chantilly' Premieres

Farewell to a Friend

Aaron Brown remembered in songs, stories and laughter.

Farewell to a Friend

Fall From Grace

Fall From Grace

Big Trees for a Big Project

Big Trees for a Big Project

Neighborhood Character vs. Zoning

Twentieth century subdivision wrestles with 21st century growth.

Neighborhood Character vs. Zoning

Mirant Gets Fishy Award From Sierra Club

Sierra Club on the march to stop mercury pollution.

Mirant Gets Fishy Award From Sierra Club

Residents Deliver the Goods

Pancake Breakfast Raises $5,300

Residents Deliver the Goods

Buried Tourism Treasure

FXVA will be new symbol of Fairfax County tourism.

Buried Tourism Treasure

McFly Meets Ennis Del Mar

Terra Centre, Robinson grad at the helm of Internet video hit.

McFly Meets Ennis Del Mar

Temporary Shutdown

Citing a need to regroup, the Lamb Center closed March 6-7.

Temporary Shutdown

Farewell to a Friend

Aaron Brown remembered in songs, stories and laughter.

Farewell to a Friend

Mazel Tov, Adat Reyim

Temple Adat Reyim, Rabbi celebrate silver anniversary.

Mazel Tov, Adat Reyim

Trucks Keep Moving

Through-truck restrictions considered for Wakefield Chapel Road and Guinea Road.

Trucks Keep Moving

Rail Accident Waiting To Happen?

Cracked storm water sewer pipes could pose a risk for train traffic.

Rail Accident Waiting To Happen?

Parents Probe Uneven Enrollments

School Board, facilities staff meet with parents to discuss overcrowding solutions for elementary schools.

Parents Probe Uneven Enrollments

Farewell to a Friend

Aaron Brown remembered in songs, stories and laughter.

Farewell to a Friend

Farewell to a Friend

Aaron Brown remembered in songs, stories and laughter.

Farewell to a Friend

Rail Accident Waiting To Happen?

Cracked storm water sewer pipes could pose a risk for train traffic.

Rail Accident Waiting To Happen?

Questioning the Clean-up Process

Residents ask DEQ officials how dangerous contamination is near the Rainwater Landfill.

Questioning the Clean-up Process

Parents Probe Uneven Enrollments

School Board, facilities staff meet with parents to discuss overcrowding solutions for elementary schools.

Parents Probe Uneven Enrollments

Questioning the Clean-up Process

Residents ask DEQ officials how dangerous contamination is near the Rainwater Landfill.

Questioning the Clean-up Process

Tuesday, March 7

Volunteering

Volunteering

Republican to Try Again in District 15

After three years in Ehrlich administration, Bill Askinazi of Potomac brings vision of service to Md. Senate run.

Republican to Try Again in District 15

Empowering Young Women

Dranesville Elementary School 'Girl Power' program builds self-esteem, prepares young women for middle school.

Empowering Young Women

People

People

Candidate Decries Capitol Hill Corruption

Allan Lichtman of Bethesda seeks U.S. Senate seat.

Candidate Decries Capitol Hill Corruption

MCA: Review Airport's Rail Plan

McLean Citizens Association Board discusses MWAA proposal to take control of Dulles Toll Road and Dulles Corridor Metrorail project.

MCA: Review Airport's Rail Plan

Getting to Know ...David Tucholski

Getting to Know ...David Tucholski

Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Sisters at Last

Great Falls Elementary School officially welcomes forms official sister school relationship with the Hiroshima Kake Educational Institution.

Sisters at Last

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Schools

Schools

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Business Notes

Business Notes

Appealing Circumstances

If homeowners suspect a mistake in their property assessment, they might consider an appeal.

Appealing Circumstances

Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

Nature Center Developments

Council to hear Runnymede Park nature center update at work session.

Nature Center Developments

Don’t Ignore This ‘Bully’

Potomac Theatre Company’s outreach project shows students ways to deal with bullying.

Don’t Ignore This ‘Bully’

Regency Breaks Ground

Regency Breaks Ground

Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

Hitting the High Notes

John and Susan Adney are among the Best of Reston.

Hitting the High Notes

MWAA Promotes Dulles Rail Proposal

With authority taking the reigns, Metrorail could be five years away.

MWAA Promotes Dulles Rail Proposal

Election Deadline Met

Residents hoping to run for council had until March 7 to be placed on ballot.

Election Deadline Met

A Good Day for Dogs

Potomac organization finds new homes for dogs and cats abandoned after Hurricane Katrina, and the resulting puppies and kittens.

A Good Day for Dogs

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Take It to the Bank

Six different branches coming at one Oakton intersection.

Take It to the Bank

Planning for Summer Camp

Planning for Summer Camp

Getting to Know...Sandy Grogan Dresser

Getting to Know...Sandy Grogan Dresser

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Planning for Summer Camp

Planning for Summer Camp

Business

Business

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Zoning Rewrite Wraps Up

Planning Commissioners pass zoning ordinance rewrite project on to Town Council for final review.

Zoning Rewrite Wraps Up

Community

Community

Getting to Know ...

Diane Poldy

Getting to Know ...

Medical Evidence: Where to Turn?

Not all evidence is created equal when it comes to making health care decisions.

Medical Evidence: Where to Turn?

Man Guilty in Murder of Bethesda Teen

Ricardo Thomas, 20, faces life in prison for shooting Gonzaga grad Bijan Nassirdaftari last July.

Man Guilty in Murder of Bethesda Teen

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Getting to Know ...

Diane Poldy

Getting to Know ...

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

This Week in Potomac 3-15-06

This Week in Potomac 3-15-06

Local Church Working to Raise Money for Katrina Victims

Local Church Working to Raise Money for Katrina Victims

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Council, School System Debate Audit

Former School Board president says inspector general is “being used” by unhappy community members.

Council, School System Debate Audit

Floral High Ground

Potomac woman runs lily-themed luncheon for breast cancer research.

Floral High Ground

A Year of Adoptions

A year after its inception, Fairfax County takes over adoption program.

A Year of Adoptions

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Health

Health

A Tortured Soul

Friends remember Adam Price as someone who would do anything for those he cared about.

A Tortured Soul

Bomb Threat at Ashburn School

Bomb Threat at Ashburn School

Fueling Fireworks

Great Falls Friends donates money for 10th annual Fourth of July celebration.

Fueling Fireworks

Davis Jumps into School Race

Democrat lost 1999 School Board election, but hopes to win seat being vacated by Mary Hynes.

Davis Jumps into School Race

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

More Mental Health Funds Needed For Youth

Activists decry lack of county services and case workers for young adults.

More Mental Health Funds Needed For Youth

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Season For Scams

Warm Weather Brings Scam Artists to Loudoun County Doorsteps

Season For Scams

Faith

Faith

Iraqi Women On Tour

Visitors gain first-hand look at democracy Vienna-style.

Iraqi Women On Tour

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

College Notes

College Notes

Business Notes

Business Notes

'New York, New York’ in Rockville

Cast of more than 60 performs Bernstein’s ‘On the Town’ at Wootton.

'New York, New York’ in Rockville

Planted in McLean's Memory

Community leader and longtime McLean Citizens Association board member Richard Poole passes away at 86.

Planted in McLean's Memory

Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

The Total Package

Volunteer Delivers Important Message

The Total Package

A Place for Peer Support

Since opening in January, a drop-in center for people with mental illness is flourishing.

A Place for Peer Support

Keeping Children Fit and Healthy

Keeping Children Fit and Healthy

Mixed Reviews

Residents Respond to Proposed Budget

Mixed Reviews

Burglary Suspect Sought

Burglary Suspect Sought

Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

New Business Recycles Old Gadgets

E-Tech Recycling Offers Services to Loudoun Residents

New Business Recycles Old Gadgets

Week in McLean

Week in McLean

MCA Wants Review of Airport Plan

McLean Citizens Association Board discusses MWAA proposal to take control of Dulles Toll Road and Dulles Corridor Metrorail project.

MCA Wants Review of Airport Plan

Reading Across Herndon

Herndon youth celebrate Dr. Seuss, enjoy reading with guest speakers all day.

Reading Across Herndon

Board OKs Transfer of Development Rights

Board OKs Transfer of Development Rights

Friends Mourn Adam Price

Friends remember Adam Price as someone who would do anything for those he cared about.

Friends Mourn Adam Price

Planted in the Memory of McLean

Community leader and longtime McLean Citizens Association board member Richard Poole passes away at 86.

Planted in the Memory of McLean

Board Outlines Future of Clarendon

New framework seeks to encourage growth while retaining neighborhood’s charm.

Board Outlines Future of Clarendon

Giving Back

Jim Lamb is president of Commonwealth Consultants Inc., a company cited as one of the most socially responsible in the area.

Giving Back

Carlee Proposes 6.3% Budget Hike

Proposal contains no new county initiatives or personnel, and provides for a 5-cent reduction in real estate tax rate.

Carlee Proposes 6.3% Budget Hike

Jury Absolves Bus Driver

Cleared in accident that killed two Arlington children last April when garbage truck, school bus collided.

Jury Absolves Bus Driver

Hudgins, RCC Board Support Boundary Changes

Non-Reston residents may soon be out of Small Tax District 5.

Hudgins, RCC Board Support Boundary Changes

Making 'Hope' a Declaration

Kids at Hope program moves forward, trainers ready to share initiative with community.

Making 'Hope' a Declaration

College Notes

College Notes

Teens Attacked in Reston

Teens Attacked in Reston

Two To Grow On

Springfield Task Force recommends expansion of Fair Lakes, Fairfax Corner.

Two To Grow On

Calendar

Calendar

Theater, Music, Dance

Theater, Music, Dance

Two To Grow On

Springfield Task Force recommends expansion of Fair Lakes, Fairfax Corner.

Two To Grow On

Taking A Closer Look

Local artist exhibits her talent for finding new details in every-day objects.

Taking A Closer Look

One Night in Reston

One Night in Reston

Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Calendar

Calendar

Making Idols

Herndon High School students turn off American Idol to become 'Idols' of their own.

Making Idols

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Calendar

Calendar

Theater, Dance, Music

Theater, Dance, Music

Calendar

Calendar

Theater, Music, Dance

Theater, Music, Dance

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Taking A Closer Look

Local artist exhibits her talent for finding new details in every-day objects.

Taking A Closer Look

Calendar

Calendar

Get Ready for Spring

Get Ready for Spring

Getting to Know ...

Diane Poldy

Getting to Know ...

Fueling Great Falls' Fireworks

Great Falls Friends donates money for 10th annual Fourth of July celebration.

Fueling Great Falls' Fireworks

Monday, March 6

Eagle-Eye View on Potomac Riverbank

Potomac Pathways: Since 1986, bald eagles have nested on Conn Island, minutes from Great Falls Tavern.

Eagle-Eye View on Potomac Riverbank

Thursday, March 2

Reps Tackle Transportation

Bulova, Leighty, Marsden meet with Fairfax and Burke residents Saturday, Feb. 25.

Reps Tackle Transportation

All’s ‘Fair’ at Holy Child

School performs little-known Rodgers and Hammerstein musical March 3 and 4.

All’s ‘Fair’ at Holy Child

Voice for Parents

Fairfax High School organization brings together Hispanic parents.

Voice for Parents

This Week in Potomac 3-1-06

This Week in Potomac 3-1-06

Vienna Woman Runs Online Business and Blog

Vienna Woman Runs Online Business and Blog

A Rare Disease, A Breath of Fresh Air

Friends raise funds to support Potomac doctor who needs a double lung transplant.

A Rare Disease, A Breath of Fresh Air

Scouting Around the World

Scouting Around the World

Stop, Look, Build

City Council reviews infill development policies at Feb. 28 meeting.

Stop, Look, Build

Long Time Resident Remembers Arlington's History

Long Time Resident Remembers Arlington's History

Yoruba Culture Valued in Revival

Vreeke stages Soyinka's drama at Clark Street Playhouse.

Yoruba Culture Valued in Revival

Beyond Black and Yellow

Club celebrates bees at Pohick Regional Library.

Beyond Black and Yellow

Song and Dance

Meredith Monk Ensemble comes to Fairfax Academy for a master class.

Song and Dance

Dumping Site Goes Green at Burke Centre

A project is underway to clean up a resource protection area.

Dumping Site Goes Green at Burke Centre

With Stormwater Pollution, We are the Downstream

Opinion: West Montgomery County Citizens Association President's Letter

With Stormwater Pollution, We are the Downstream

Potomac Presbyterian: The Church Next Door

43-year-old church community continues outreach after beginnings in adjacent Potomac Elementary.

Potomac Presbyterian: The Church Next Door

Manual Transmissions

‘Two conservancies’ team up to produce handbook for protecting the Potomac.

Manual Transmissions

Arlington Theater Mounts Show in D.C.

Synetic’s 'The Dybbuk' is co-produced with Theater J.

Arlington Theater Mounts Show in D.C.

Wednesday, March 1

School Notes

School Notes

Inova Seeks Approval for Two Additions

Hospital requests Special Exception Amendment.

Inova Seeks Approval for Two Additions

Students Dedicate Afternoons to Show

Students Perform 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

Students Dedicate Afternoons to Show

Family Loses Home, Gains Friends

Community Raises Money to Aid Local Family

Family Loses Home, Gains Friends

Election Season Fast Approaching

Residents hoping to run for council have until March 7 to turn in petitions.

Election Season Fast Approaching

Reel Gets 6 Months in Jail

Reel Gets 6 Months in Jail

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Turning Up the Heat

Cracking Down

Turning Up the Heat

Roundups

Roundups

School Notes

School Notes

Group Assessing How to Improve the Community

P4C and New Life Christian Church is doing a community-needs assessment.

Group Assessing How to Improve the Community

Two Are Indicted by Grand Jury

Two Are Indicted by Grand Jury

Six Months for Indecent Liberties

Six Months for Indecent Liberties

PNC Bank Headed for Local Historic District

PNC Bank Headed for Local Historic District

Cell-Phone Partner: 12 Years in Prison

Cell-Phone Partner: 12 Years in Prison

Logan Stands Trial for Murder

Shy recluse accused of killing sister's boyfriend in Clifton.

Logan Stands Trial for Murder

Controversial Construction

Razing of historic Clifton home brings frustration from residents, promises from new owners.

Controversial Construction

Week in Arlington

Week in Arlington

Parking Lot Tragedy

Off-duty police officer kills Springfield teenager in IHOP parking lot.

Parking Lot Tragedy

Euille’s Agenda

Mayor announces new focus on children, families and education.

Euille’s Agenda

GOP Candidates Cite Goals for Council

Five Republicans are seeking election to the City Council.

GOP Candidates Cite Goals for Council

DASH Seeks Rider Input

How to improve transit service?

DASH Seeks Rider Input

Non-Reston Residents Want Out

At a second public hearing, non-Reston residents clamor to get out of the tax district.

Non-Reston Residents Want Out

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Hospital Adjusts for the Future

Changing population challenges growth plans.

Hospital Adjusts for the Future

Council Notebook

Council Notebook

Troubled Over Church Plans

A proposed three-story garage remains the focus of distress.

Troubled Over Church Plans

RA Pushed Yes Vote

RA unites to get the vote out.

RA Pushed Yes Vote

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Fire Leaves 13 Homeless

Blaze is blamed on cigarette improperly discarded on back deck.

Fire Leaves 13 Homeless

Karate Instructor Pleads Guilty

Parents, 10-year-old students fought attacker off in twins’ bedroom.

Karate Instructor Pleads Guilty

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

School Notes

School Notes

Burning Down the House

Recruits for the Fairfax County Fire Department got some real-life experience at a donated house in Vienna.

Burning Down the House

Adding to Black History

A panel of Restonians reflects on black history.

Adding to Black History

Topping 50 at the 50th

Topping 50 at the 50th

Getting to Know...Annette Scribner

Profile

Getting to Know...Annette Scribner

Topping 50 at the 50th

Topping 50 at the 50th

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Assessments Moving on Up?

Comparing sale prices to tax assessments.

Assessments Moving on Up?

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes

School Notes

School Notes

Roundups

Roundups

Happenings on ‘The Highway’

Happenings on ‘The Highway’

Route 50 Makeover

Supervisors Approve More Than 600 Houses

Route 50 Makeover

VDOT Angers Hyland

Pedestrian crossing to be eliminated.

VDOT Angers Hyland

School Board Asks for 55 Percent of Budget

Western Loudoun Residents Speak Out on Location of New High School

School Board Asks for 55 Percent of Budget