Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Meeting to be Held on Land Use Issues in Great Falls

The Land Use & Zoning Committee of the Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Falls Library. The committee meeting, which is open to all local residents, will discuss two timely land use issues:

  • A proposed 62 unit assisted living and memory care facility at 1131 Walker Road (across from Dante’s restaurant). This joint project of Verity Commercial and IntegraCare is seeking a special exception from the county zoning laws because the property on which it would be built is partially zoned commercial and partially residential. The developers will present their plans to the community and take questions. GFCA invites interested neighbors and residents to attend to share their views.

  • The Land Use & Zoning Committee will also discuss a proposed county ordinance that would regulate short-term rentals of dwellings through online hosting platforms such as Airbnb and Vacation Rental by Owner. The county proposal would require potential renters to obtain a permit, limit rentals to no more than 90 days per year, and prohibit commercial events such as weddings. The county is expected to consider and enact this ordinance this spring. GFCA is interested in hearing residents’ comments and experiences.

Comstock Announces Military Academy Day

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-10) announced the annual 10th Congressional District Military Academy Day. This year’s Military Academy Day will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Loudoun County Public School Administration Building located at 21000 Education Court, Ashburn. The event is free and open to all students, parents and guidance staff who are interested in learning more about the nation’s service academies.

“Many dedicated students throughout the 10th Congressional District apply to our nation’s military academies each year. This year’s academy day will provide students an opportunity to learn about each of the service academies and meet their peers who also aspire to serve our nation.”

Representatives from all of the service academies – Army, Navy, Air Force, Merchant Marine and Coast Guard – will be in attendance. Representatives from the Marine Corps ROTC program, the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Military Institute, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and The Citadel have also been invited. Additionally, the American Legion and Randolph-Macon Academy will be represented. Each of the academies will make a presentation and students will be able to meet with admissions staff and ask questions.

Traveling Players to Hold Auditions

Traveling Players Ensemble will hold auditions for its advanced summer theatre camps on Sunday, April 15 at the Old Firehouse Teen Center in McLean.

Auditions are open to the public and require registration. For more information, visit https://travelingplayers.org/summer-camp/ensembles/

The award-winning summer theatre camp, in residence at The Madeira School, trains teens and pre-teens in Shakespeare and takes them on tour to perform their shows throughout Virginia.

Now in its 16th year, Traveling Players has performed "Shakespeare in the Park" in Shenandoah National Park, as well as Colonial Williamsburg, Douthat State Park and many other locations.

For more information, visit www.travelingplayers.org or call 703-987-1712.