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McLean: Preparing to Prosper in 2017

Q&A: Supervisor John Foust looks into year ahead.

Q & A with Supervisor John Foust: What are you looking forward to in 2017? Do you have any personal New Year's resolutions for yourself, or major milestones you anticipate reaching?

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McLean: Comstock Sworn-In To The 115th Congress

Politics

“We live in exciting times for our region, where the innovation economy is constantly evolving and growing. I look forward to working in the new Congress with my colleagues to forge pro-growth policies that will boost the innovation economy even further." – Barbara Comstock

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Making McLean Homes Tour, MarketPlace a Success

Community Support

The members of the Woman’s Club of McLean thank those who made their 50th Holiday Homes Tour and MarketPlace a success this year.

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‘Hungry Hearts Tour’ Comes To McLean

American Shakespeare Center to present three pays at Alden Theater.

ASC’s “Hungry Hearts Tour” will be coming to the Alden for weekend of three different plays; Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” The Bard’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “Romeo and Juliet.” These plays “speak to everyone; the messages never get old as we focus on the language and its beauty,” said ASC tour manager Thomas Coppola.

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Great Falls Grange Revisited

Community groups coming together to take over operations of the historic building.

“Great Falls doesn’t have a gravity point,” says Jorge Adeler, owner of Adeler Jewelers in the Great Falls Village Centre. “It doesn’t have a place that unifies the community … Great Falls never has enjoyed a place that we can call ours.”

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Great Falls: Stormwater Management, Sewage Systems Discussed

Speakers Share Sewage Stats

Up to 167 homeowners in Great Falls are on the hook for following a Fairfax County Health Department regulation when it comes to monitoring their septic systems, but many are unaware.

Great Falls: Supper is Served in Support of SEALs

Service

This month’s MAM dinner on Monday, Jan. 8, was at the Old Brogue Irish Pub in the Great Falls Village Centre, where World War II Veteran Howard Jester, 90, was in attendance to support this month’s beneficiary organization: The Navy SEAL Foundation.

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New Year, New Order: Organizing an unruly linen closet

If retrieving an item from the top shelf of one’s linen closet sets off an avalanche of mismatched sheets and tattered towels, it might be time for a linen closet reorganization.

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Week in Vienna

Located 15 miles outside of Washington D.C., Vienna is a unique town praised for its close community and traditional values.

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Organizing a Home Office

Design ideas for workspace order.

Whether located in a basement, spare bedroom or kitchen corner, one of the keys to creating a functional home office is organization.

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Fairfax: Candidates Forum on Monday, January 9, 2017

Fairfax Fairfax Regional Library from 7 - 9:00 p.m.

The Candidates Forum on Monday will provide an important opportunity for residents to ask questions directly of the candidates about their concerns for the City of Fairfax. The public will also be able to meet individually with the candidates at the end of the question-and-answer session.

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Reston: Weight Lifter Provides Tips To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Fitness: "It is impossible to out-train a bad diet.”

“People are motivated and may go too hard, too fast,” Toombs says. “It’s more about starting and building so you don’t burn out and plateau.” Crunch gives new members a body assessment and two complimentary sessions with a personal trainer to make the gym a little less intimidating.

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Springfield: Service Station with Community Care

Community

Virginia Tire and Auto went into its special exception hearing before the Board of Supervisors with support. “This property owner has overwhelming support for his operations from the adjacent community in the Springvale community. He has gone above and beyond to maintain and beautify the area,” said Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay.

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Lorton: Preparing for Inauguration

Clifton native Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Buchanan (Navy) has been busy in Washington, D.C. preparing for the Presidential Inauguration.

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Fairfax: What’s on the City’s Horizon

Multifamily homes and redevelopment

Planned are two, four-story buildings containing 80 condos. Sixteen of the units will be one-bedroom; 48, two-bedroom; and 16, three-bedroom. IDI-RJL Development LLC is building a residential development called The Enclave at the Mantua Professional Center on Pickett Road. The site’s zoned commercial planned development, so both office and condo uses may exist on it.