Saturday, June 30
Fairfax fiber artist looks to quilts for artistic expression.
Just Ask Prevention Project and Airline Ambassadors host reception at Springfield Hilton.
Friday, June 29
Neighbors closest to site decry proposal for PVI property.
The 20-year-old Hopsfrog Grille plans to expand its service by moving to a larger location.
Library’s 10th anniversary event features a variety of entertainment.
Why does a millennial cross the road? To get to transit, perhaps.
Former home is a museum; garden is dedicated.
Completed nature-themed play equipment to replace previous wooden playground.
Highlighting bird-related activities this summer.
Family, friends remember Michael Bohn.
Michael K. “Mike” Bohn knew how to do just about everything. And according to one testimony after another at his memorial service last week, what he didn’t know, he figured out.
Third Baptist Church celebrates historical marker unveiling.
On Saturday, June 23, a new generation of congregants came together on the same corner to celebrate the legacy of those forebearers with the installation of an official state historical marker.
At the June 26 City Council meeting, staff announced the city is hoping to gain $60 million in funds for the West End Transitway Corridor, and another $10 million for transit improvements around Landmark Mall.
Homeless assistance center faces unwelcome reception.
The social services with ties to a religious community in Falls Church was opening a center in Del Ray aimed at providing basic necessities for homeless Alexandrians. But the new center came into conflict with its Del Ray neighbors over a variety of issues, some of which were practical concerns shared by members of the City Council.
Arts, civic leader dies at 91.
On May 20, the longtime Alexandrian died at Inova Alexandria Hospital from complications of pneumonia. She was 91.
Chantilly mom talks about neighborhood shooting incident.
Chantilly High’s Pyramid Art Show in April.
Thursday, June 28
Three people recognized for selfless work at the event held at Saint Luke Catholic Church.
PFC Jason Mizer and MPO Tim Seitz win Optimist Club of Greater Vienna annual award for outstanding police officers.
Children and parents enjoy the first of this weekly summer event.
About 50 people take part in the 24-hour national amateur radio event at Burke Lake Park.
Festival showcases some of the nation’s notable solo performing artists.
Viewpoints: What do you think of the current immigration border crisis and how is your community reacting to it?
Madison High School graduate Jonathan Schwartz wins prestigious piano award.
Public libraries offer a variety of summer programs.
Slover retires after 30-year RPCA career.
A 30-year era has come to an end as Mac Slover, director of sports for the city’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, celebrated his retirement June 15 at the Kelley Cares Miracle Field at the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center.
Anger over family separations following border arrests.
At around 7:30 a.m. on Friday, June 22, over two dozen protestors chanted “Shame!” and “No justice, no sleep!” outside the Old Town home of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — the latest Trump Administration official to be harassed in public life.
General manager briefs Council of Governments on Metro’s future.
Metro plans to address deferred maintenance with its upcoming capital infusion, but will continue to face operating and labor challenges.
Local gym members support one of their own.
Seeing blue shirts with “Team Granimal” on the front, Trish Gibson knows she has support from her community — the CrossFit community.
A local church and a former slave house celebrate Juneteenth together.
The Juneteenth celebration at the church on Tuesday June 19, closed out several days of commemoration for Juneteenth.
A group of black business owners and lawmakers discuss issues facing blacks living in Northern Virginia.
On a quiet Thursday evening, residents from as far as Manassas came to hear about the issues facing blacks living in Northern Virginia.
Students in surgical program have jobs as soon as they graduate.
Ever since Lesly Alvarenga was little she always felt like having a career in the medical field was her calling — and she has not looked back since.
Wednesday, June 27
Free evening event features family-friendly activities.
Herndon's Heritage Preservation Review Board approves demolition of old and construction of new buildings.
Firefighters aggressively put out the flames.
Event draws 300 people from around the District, Maryland and Virginia.
Sheriff Stacey Kincaid presents scholarships to local law enforcement and criminal justice majors.
Aquatics renovation and financials top agenda.
Reston Regional Library offers varied summer programs.
‘Mistakes Will Teach You the Most About Life’: Speakers share words of wisdom with Marshall High graduates
Gourmet market offers "the finest, the freshest, the most flavorful foods in the world."
Students recognized for their academic excellence and passion for careers in healthcare.
Jefferson Davis loses Alexandria again.
At the City Council meeting on June 23, the long discussed renaming of Route 1 in Alexandria was finally passed. Today, the street is called Jefferson Davis Highway where it isn’t split up into Patrick and Henry streets through Old Town.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge closing brings hours of gridlock.
I know many of you who live, work and/or play in northern Mount Vernon were very frustrated by the Woodrow Wilson Bridge closure last week. I, myself, spent more than three hours getting home as a result of all the roadway issues.
A stone greyhound statue is missing from the 100 block of Prince Street.
Legally and ethically, the Preferred Alternative is also a "violation of the Greens Scenic Area Easement."
Citizens have the right to expect that our local government will make decisions on their behalf only after holding a public hearing and listening to their informed opinions. The great failure of the Potomac Yard Metro decision process is for this hearing, the procedure normally followed was discarded.
From Picture Books to Chapter Books
Mentor Sophia Fuentes and Student Melani write to each other about their experience as a part of Wright to Read.
Tuesday, June 26
We must recommit ourselves to being steadfast in our compassion for and dedication to assisting those fleeing violence, terror, and oppression.
Annual event takes place July 4.
Solving a sooty mold mystery.
Annual recognition of people involved in the community.
New pastor at Potomac Presbyterian Church.
50 years of progress and setbacks.
Linda's Cafe to close at end of July.
Sushi Zen completes goal of 20 fundraisers in a year.
County seeks efficiency gains.
Stars Tonight program will be held July 2.
Ada Singletary serves as Grand Marshal of the parade.
Planting trees and plants.
Giant Food, Myron Mixon raise funds for USO.
Monday, June 25
…and their burger joint Holy Cow just raised $100,000 for local charities.
A first-hand look at how the Waterfront Plan is coming together.
Family, friends recall life of 102-year-old Alexandrian.
Risks and rewards of new federally tax-incentivized “opportunity zones” yet to be seen.
NVTA cuts West End Transitway funding request.
Protecting Chesapeake Bay.
Fundraiser this Sunday at the Lyceum.
Local church has been bringing local musicians to the city.
Summer is here, and with the warm weather come outdoor activities, as well as other fun and neighborhood events that can’t be missed.
Saturday, June 23
Flood control, parking lot expansion and sidewalks are part of realignment discussion.
After 2-1/2 years, redevelopment discussion continues.
Friday, June 22
50 military moms get free baby gifts, learn baby CPR and other child-care tips.
Chantilly mom plays small part to help Democrats win big Nov. 6.
Thursday, June 21
Chaz Alexander Coffin builds his theatrical résumé.
Westfield grad Chaz Coffin is in “The Scottsboro Boys.”
Brito earns two scholarships.
Former AP at Marshall High has 25 years as an educator.
On July 4, Great Falls celebrates hometown.
Wednesday, June 20
Restaurant Review: Nunu’s Thai Dishes
Herndon attorney Doug Landau promotes head injury prevention in area schools.
Possible shake-up in Town Council members.
Tens of thousands turn out for the food, vendors, family fun and carnival.
Sissy Sheridan of Reston has her Own Nickelodeon Web series and co-stars in upcoming Netflix Show.
FCDOT and Fairfax County Farmers Markets encourage people to Bike.
The Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade seeks donations.
Tuesday, June 19
Creating safe environment is key to opening a discussion.
Faculty visit school’s temporary home.
Primary Election on June 26.
Looking forward to travel.
Potomac Oak Shopping Center cancels lease agreement.
Caps, fans celebrate Stanley Cup win.
Partnership provides professional development.
Working group recommends fortifying, possibly expanding public housing resolution.
Monday, June 18
City backtracks on confidentiality claims.
Could city’s environment, economy benefit from new financing?
School Board approves final budget.
Campagna Center raises close to $300,000.
Wilson wins mayoral nomination; newcomers Bennett-Parker, Aguirre, Seifeldein, Jackson make history.
19th Annual 2018 Cappies Award Gala honors area high school talent.
About 70 church members at Wesley United Methodist package food for the needy.
Sunday, June 17
General Assembly session wrap-up.
Student pleads guilty to threatening harm at Fairfax High.
Saturday, June 16
Pyramid Art Show was in April.
CPMSAC honors students at awards ceremony.
19th Annual 2018 Cappies Award Gala honors area high school talent.
Friday, June 15
A hands-on experience in civic activism at Forestville Elementary.
Coach Radovan Pletka talks about his experience, vision.
People: Wayne Winston Sharp of McLean Re-elected As Chairman of the National Council For Adoption Board
Adult Summer Reading Bingo at Dolley Madison Library.
New season announced with returning favorites and new performers.
In May, 2018, 31 Great Falls homes sold between $2,250,000-$499,000.
Great Falls Home Sales: May, 2018
In May, 2018, 144 homes sold between $7,000,000-$175,000 in the McLean and Falls Church area.
McLean Home Sales: May, 2018
In May, 2018, 88 Potomac homes sold between $2,150,000-$274,000.
Potomac Home Sales: May, 2018
Thursday, June 14
3,000-5,000 pound decorative cornices fall off a 3-story commercial building; no one was in the dining area at the time.
Have no fear; a plan's in gear continuing the same traditions.
Open air setting allows spectators to naturally engage with ‘artists in action’ and see how works of art evolve.
The free concert series is a hit with locals and out-of-towners.
FCPD Reston District station continues newly implemented pedestrian safety campaign and steps up enforcement.
Corey Stewart to lead Republican ticket this fall.
Conservative firebrand Corey Stewart was denied an opportunity to be the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in 2013. And then he came within striking distance of being the party’s standard-bearer in the gubernatorial campaign last year. Now, finally, the chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors has secured a spot at the top of the ticket, bringing his brand of anti-immigrant, pro-Confederate Trumpism to the race against incumbent U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine.
Moderate state senator did not get pulled to the left in primary.
State Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-33) made a name for herself in Northern Virginia as a tough-as-nails prosecutor, including one case that grabbed national headlines involving a woman who persuaded her boyfriend to kill her father with a samurai sword. During her campaign for the Democratic nomination in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, she never lost that sense of law-and-order grit, refusing to be pulled to the left as other candidates were calling for President Trump to be impeached.
Wednesday, June 13
The 19th Annual 2018 Cappies Award Gala honors area high school talent.
From finding spaces for wet swimsuits and school papers to adding new throw pillows, small touches can add a warm-weather feel.
Churchill graduates say goodbye to high school years.
Guest speaker Dana Milbank tells graduates: “We are all counting on you.”
Local team of Strong Schools Maryland works to create better schools.
Raskin seeking reelection.
Neighbors concerned about growth at Virginia Hospital Center.
In Cherrydale: From lunch counter sit-in to 9/11.
19th Annual 2018 Cappies Award Gala honors area high school talent.
Neighbors’ petition seeks to save tree.
Tuesday, June 12
Now, what’s next?
Women’s First 8 brings home Silver Medal.
Standouts Constant, Ponzi play final game for Titans.
City Council debate factionalizes Democratic primary.
School Board considers reducing numbers and staggering elections.
Madison Collective to bring tacos, tattoos to Parker Gray.
Monday, June 11
Mount Vernon Resident takes on Canoeing Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s
Cavaliers shut out T.C. Williams in region semifinals.
Bruins win first region championship since 2002.
Named Green Ribbon School by U.S. Department of Education.
Attorney and youth referee Ben Glass awards $500 to the West Springfield Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team.
Residents of the South County area tour the Covanta waste-to-energy facility after a fire that occurred in February last year.
Virginia State Police come to South County High to show the effects of impaired driving with an obstacle course setting.
Rainy weather postpones ceremony to June 16; area residents enjoy the trail.
The 24-hour yoga extravaganza on Memorial Day weekend raises $10,000.
Was serving as acting principal since September.
Retired teacher Mary Lipsey of Ravensworth tells of the community’s years-long fight to save their land from development.
Sunday, June 10
New grocery boasts Burger Bar, tacos, pizza, salads.
Great Falls Library sets up the “Great Falls Local Authors Collection,” a section entirely dedicated to local authors.
Great Falls, McLean students compete in Odyssey of the Mind World Finals.
Saturday, June 9
School Band Program, students and faculty honored by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.
Mary Grace Sheers of McLean awarded Fulbright Scholarship.
Friday, June 8
Navy Band opens Summer Series with Country Concert on the Green.
Thursday, June 7
Lilian Roth of Vienna awarded Fulbright Scholarship.
There are streams of teams that make every Festival, even a rained-out one, a success.
Reston Chorale showcases five gardens of distinction in four local neighborhoods.
Wednesday, June 6
John Chambers, 41, wins First Place with a time of 55:23; Zoe Van Winckel 16, wins First Place as a female with a time of 1:00:42.
The first ever Reston Pride celebrates the vibrant local LGBTQ community.
BioBlitz documents as many plant and animal species as possible and finds threatened conservation species in Reston.
Contribution to help study in Cellular Pathways to Enhance Treatment in Ph-like Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children.
Family mindfulness practices can boost overall wellbeing.
The most important vote I have ever taken.
Almost too many benefits to count that will help all Virginians, including economic stimulus.
Olympic Gold Medalist offers advice.
Democrats, Republicans hold their primaries on June 26.
Tuesday, June 5
Arlington Women in Public Safety lead community event.
Gun control rally draws a crowd.
Berkeley redevelopment to create 217 affordable housing units.
Ride to raise research funds.
Public engagement opens up for Capital Improvement Plan.
Jefferson-Houston on track for accreditation.
After-school program at Hammond Middle School celebrates graduates.
Tenant association hosts its first City Council candidate forum.
NVTA staff recommends slashing funding for planned West End bus rapid transit.
West Potomac girls’ lax to face Langley at States.
Mount Vernon at Home gains new executive director.
Surovell and Friends of Little Hunting Creek also remove shopping carts.
Monday, June 4
Stamp Out Hunger yields supplies.
Democrats face off for June 12 primary; Republicans and Independent look to November.
Women’s First 8 secures Bronze, Frosh 8s win Silver.
Set in the 1930s, show presents backstage story of performers in world of burlesque.
Annual Memorial Day Ceremony held on the grounds of the Burke Centre Conservancy.
Senior attacker Logan Dougherty scores nine goals in victory.
New developer revises former Novus mixed-use.
Jacob Major wins FCCLA/Kikkoman Scholarship.
Saturday, June 2
Was long-time fixture of Burke Town Plaza Shopping Center.
Friday, June 1
Public Information Meeting: Main Street Streetscape – Phase II | Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 7:00