Vienna Ranked 3rd Best Place to Live
The Town of Vienna has been ranked 3rd on Money magazine’s list of Best Places to Live – America’s Best Small Towns. Rankings were based on population, family income, job growth, housing, safety, schools, health care, arts and leisure, diversity and ease of living.
Unlike other places in the Northern Virginia region, “Vienna offers walkability, a historic center and unique businesses that give Vienna an identity all its own,” the magazine notes. “The small-town feel comes with access to all the D.C. metro area attractions.”
Sharon, Mass., was ranked number 1 on the list. Vienna was one of two Virginia localities to make the list this year with neighboring Leesburg coming in at 35. You can view Vienna’s profile and the full list at money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/best places/2013/snapshots/ PL5181072.html?iid=BPL_lp_arrow1.
Area Teachers, Programs Honored
Six Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) teachers and two programs were recognized for excellence in technology and engineering education in Virginia by the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association (VTEEA) at its annual conference held last week.
The following teachers and programs were recognized by VTEEA:
Doug Kaltenbaugh and Oakton High School were recognized for the VTEEA High School Program of the Year.
Kara Fahy, Nancy Rowland, Rachael Domer, and Fort Belvoir Elementary School were recognized for the VTEEA Elementary Program of the Year.
Timothy Threlkeld of Hughes Middle School was recognized as the Northern Regional Middle School Teacher of the Year.
John Alukonis of West Springfield High School was recognized as the Northern Regional High School Teacher of the Year.
Program of the Year recipients will also be recognized for program excellence at the national level by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) at its annual conference in March 2014.
Farmers Market to Host American Legion Post 180
At the Vienna Saturday Farmers Market, located at 301 Center Street South in Vienna, on Aug. 24, from 8 a.m. to noon, the American Legion Post 180 will be guest nonprofit to coincide with the Faith Baptist Church's Give Back to the Military Day (the market is in the church parking lot). The Give Back day will include children projects and cards for the troops. In addition the church is accepting donations for wounded warriors, military personnel in transition and families of those recovering from an injury. Items should be brought directly to the church on the market day. For more information on items to bring contact Shannon Matthews at 540-841-9293 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.