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Don't Touch the Veggies in Herndon

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines in place as Herndon Farmers Market reopens.

The 2020 Herndon Farmers Market, operated under Fairfax County Park Authority, opened for the season later than normal, not on the usual third Thursday in April, but on June 18.

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McLean Parks Open for ‘Responsible Recreation’

As of June 12, McLean parks have opened under Phase Two COVID-19 Guidelines.

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Feeding the Fight in Alexandria

Friendship Firehouse wraps up food delivery.

Members of the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association wrapped up a 6-week period of delivering over 600 meals to Alexandria firefighters with a donation of lunches June 5 from Foster’s Grille.

Workhouse Arts Center Launches Community Market

The Workhouse Arts Center will launch the weekly Workhouse Community Market.

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‘Homegrown’ Filmmakers in Alexandria

ASO, Film Festival announce joint partnership selections.

The Alexandria Film Festival, in partnership with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, has announced the six filmmakers that have been selected to participate in its joint project, HomeGrown: American Stories in Music and Film.

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‘We’re Grateful You Were our Theater Director’

Zoom retirement party for Centreville High’s Mike Hudson.

Mike Hudson’s taught for 40 years – the last 30 as Centreville High’s theater teacher/director. And he and his students have always had such a strong bond that they didn’t call him “Mr. Hudson,” but “Huddy,” as a term of endearment.

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Danger in and Around Potomac River at Great Falls

Observe the warnings, come prepared, enjoy the Potomac River.

Swift Water Rescue Crews and National Park Service Rangers have observed many people putting themselves in danger in and around the Potomac River the last few weeks, while area rescue crews have already responded to several drownings this year.

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Ribbon Cutting Marks Conservation Stewardship

NOVA Parks acknowledges donors.

NOVA Parks and Fairfax County officials and staff celebrated, honoring the gift of an additional 32 acres to the Pohick Regional Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Lorton park on June 11.

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Arlington Gently Ventures into Phase 2 Reopening

Arlington Gently Ventures into Phase 2 Reopening

Alexandria: This Week in Covid

Library fees, George Floyd, pandemic within pandemic, combating institutional racism, playgrounds opening, auto loan relief and more.

The Virginia Department of Health updated its demographics dashboard to include additional racial reporting categories for case, hospitalization and death data.

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Appetite: How Are Restaurants Handling Phase 2 in Alexandria?

As Phase 2 of the state’s Forward Virginia plan nears the end of its first week in Alexandria, restaurants are settling into the new rules in different ways.

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A Book A Day Keeps the Coronavirus Away in Arlington

Moms Demand Action volunteers delivered hundreds of new and gently used books and games June 9 to children participating in the weekly Barcroft Elementary School food distribution program.

ARTSFAIRFAX Provides Emergency Relief and Recovery Grants

"As we move into Phase 2 of openings, the arts community is still suffering the economic impacts of COVID-19," said Linda S. Sullivan, President & CEO of ARTSFAIRFAX.

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Discussing Racial Injustice with Children

Books and visual art can help begin difficult conversations.

As horrific scenes of police brutality and images of passionate protesters fighting for racial justice are ubiquitous in a smartphone and social media obsessed society, parental control over information that children receive can be limited. Framing and discussing such issues can be equally as challenging.

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Phase Two in Alexandria

Indoor dining, retail operations can resume June 12.

Northern Virginia will begin entering Phase Two of the Virginia Forward plan June 12, with restaurants and retail operations able to resume indoor services under strict COVID-19 guidelines.