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'The Eagles': Alexandria F.O.E. 871 Continues to Soar

The sign outside simply reads “F.O.E.” It is easy to miss when traveling along Cameron Street in the middle of Old Town. But for 110 years, members of Aerie 871 of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles have gathered here in friendship, fellowship and to reach out to those in need in the community.

Chantilly Home Sales: July, 2015

In July, 2015, 31 homes sold between $1,180,000-$54,000 in the Chantilly area.

Chantilly Home Sales: July, 2015

Clifton, Fairfax Station and Lorton Home Sales: July, 2015

In July, 2015, 98 homes sold between $1,090,000-$174,900 in the Clifton, Fairfax Station and Lorton area.

Clifton, Fairfax Station and Lorton Home Sales: July, 2015

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Mount Vernon: Picnic with the President

Mount Vernon Neighborhood Friends raising money to upgrade fire suppression.

Lorne Campbell was told the historic property he bought on Robertson Boulevard was once part of an area where George Washington liked to have his pigs graze.

Centreville Home Sales: July, 2015

In July, 2015, 124 Centreville homes sold between $990,000-$157,000.

Centreville Home Sales: July, 2015

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Back to School Campaign

Thanks to many organizations hosting collection drives for United Community Ministries’s (UCM) annual Back to School Campaign, more than 800 students from low-income families in the Mount Vernon area will get to choose new backpacks and school supplies.

Burke Home Sales: July, 2015

In July, 2015, 74 Burke homes sold between $925,000-$127,000.

Burke Home Sales: July, 2015

Arlington Home Sales: July, 2015

In July, 2015, 323 Arlington homes sold between $2,070,000-$115,000.

Arlington Home Sales: July, 2015

Alexandria Home Sales: July, 2015

In July, 2015, 236 Alexandria homes sold between $2,495,000-$120,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: July, 2015

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate Beethoven

Season opening performance on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Plenty of reasons to celebrate the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) about to begin its 59th season as Fairfax County’s flagship orchestra. This year, under the baton of music director Christopher Zimmerman, the FSO will celebrate the genius of Beethoven’s masterpieces while featuring the coming generation of virtuoso classical pianists.

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Fairfax: The Path to Eagle

Boy Scouts team up with Friends group to improve public trails.

On the morning of his service project, Carter Murray of Fairfax realized he’d forgotten a small but vital detail: Food.

Potomac: ‘Never Forget, Patriots Rule’

In Memoriam of Dr. Michael Doran

Our beloved leader, Dr. Michael Doran, died today [Aug. 19]. The Wootton community is reeling.

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Volunteers Clean Up Old Colchester Road

Ten volunteers offered up their Saturday morning to clean up Old Colchester Road in Lorton. The team, which included members of the Mason Neck Lions Club and Civic Association, Del. Dave Albo (R-42) and his son, collected 14 bags of litter, a tire and other assorted trash, according to environmentalist Joe Chudzik of Mason Neck.

Fairfax Police Helicopter Crew Live-Tweets

Fairfax County Police helicopters are neither birds nor planes, but their crew got slightly more avian as they “live-tweeted” experiences from inside the hangar and helicopter through Twitter on Aug. 26.

Obituary: William King Schumacher

William "Bill" Schumacher of Annapolis died on July 27, 2015 from complications suffered after a fall.

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Torres Trial Date Set for December

Bond denied for former police officer charged with murdering John Geer.

Shortly after 10 a.m. on Aug. 19, former Fairfax County Police officer Adam Torres entered the circuit courtroom for his arraignment, dressed in a baggy, blue-green prison jumpsuit. Torres was indicted the previous Monday by a special grand jury for killing Springfield resident John Geer in August, 2013.

Potomac Home Sales: July, 2015

In July, 2015, 77 Potomac homes sold between $2,300,000-$455,000.

Potomac Home Sales: July, 2015

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: Aug. 28-Sept. 6

Events in Mount Vernon and Alexandria Va.this weekend.

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Arlington Weekend Fun: Aug. 28-Sept. 6

Events near Arlington County, Va.

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Potomac Weekend Fun: Aug. 28-Sept. 6

Events in and near Potomac, Md.