Draft plan features new access points, amphitheater.
The Fairfax County Park Authority presented a draft of the Master Plan revision for McLean Central Park Monday, June 8 at the McLean Community Center.
More than 60 worn and damaged flags "retired" June 14.
While the burning of the American flag is often used as a form of protest or rejection of what it stands for, the United States Code also says that burning is the proper way to dispose of damaged or worn flags.
Final submission to county planning commission made.
Representatives for TD Bank presented the latest on the proposed Great Falls branch, which would be located at the site of the former Exxon station at the corner of Georgetown Pike and Walker Road. This was the sixth such meeting hosted by the Great Falls Citizens Association.
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Graduates of Langley High School talk about their future on their graduation day.
‘Selfless’ Class of 2013 has no problem with the delay.
The 469 graduates in Langley High School’s Class of 2013 had to wait before they could walk across the stage in Constitution Hall to receive their long coveted diplomas. On the Thursday morning of June 13, when potential torrential rainstorms moved swiftly in the Washington D.C. area, a tardy bus delayed the ceremonies 16 minutes.
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10) announced the 10th District’s Class of 2017 appointments to the nation’s service academies, as well as those selected for Academy prep schools.
Vorndran and Loving families enjoying great Italian food in support of their favorite Little League teams.
Area resident joins anti-trafficking advocates in visit to congressional offices.
Fairfax County resident, Dawn Turton—who lives in Springfield, works in McLean, and goes to church in Alexandria—returned home late Tuesday evening, June 11, from Washington D.C. after visiting the offices of congressman Moran, Senator Warner and Senator Kaine. Turton was among 250 individuals from 40 states who took part in a day of advocacy organized by human rights agency International Justice Mission (IJM). Participants met with more than 210 congressional offices to build support for strong U.S. policies to combat trafficking and slavery at home and abroad.
For over 20 years, Colvin Run Mill has organized a special Father’s Day program for children and their fathers. “A day of fun on a kid’s budget,” is their motto for the event. On Sunday, June 16, from noon to 4 p.m., the park welcomed Northern Virginia Carvers to the park to teach free wood carving lessons. When the fathers come they are given a tour of the mill, and can watch the mill’s grinding process.
Paula Alford of Great Falls uses swimming as a weapon. She's a participant in the annual Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford open water swim, slated for Saturday, June 22 in Stamford, Conn.
Design and manufacturing company Willem Smith celebrates opening.
The Washington, D.C. area's furniture design and manufacturing company, Willem Smith, located for the last seven years in the Washington Design Center, has now come to Merrifield. The showroom is open to both the public and the trade, and features the work of owners and Great Falls residents John and Mary Smith. The couple and design team hosted a private opening party in their Merrifield showroom on Saturday, June 8, for friends and family, many of whom came from Great Falls for the event. An opening for the design community is upcoming.
The Great Falls Senior Center’s July event brings together local photographers from Great Falls Studios to engage guests in what makes a winning photographic image.
Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) elections were held June 11 for the term commencing July 1. The new president, Eric Knudsen, an IT executive and consultant and a Great Falls resident since 1980, has served on the board for eight years, including two as vice-president and five as an active successful Transportation Committee co-chair. The next vice-president, Bill Canis, a motor vehicle industry analyst for the Library of Congress, is co-chair of GFCA Environment, Parks, and Trails Committee and organized the GF Heritage Tree Census, which identified over 150 different trees. David Kondner and Debbie Copito were re-elected treasurer and secretary. Jackie Taylor will replace Ralph Apton as the non-elected immediate past president.
Bryan Porter prepares for Commonwealth’s Attorney race.
Sitting in the audience with 600 peers and colleagues at the Spring 2013 Institute of the Virginia Commonwealth Attorney’s Association, Alexandria Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter, 43, heard a description being read of the award-winner of the prestigious 2013 Von Schuch Award. Without forewarning, he suddenly realized he was the chosen recipient of this prosecutorial distinction which is analogous to the “Who’s Who” of the most respected prosecutors in Virginia. “It’s very humbling to know you’ve been recognized by your peers,” Porter said.
Local interior design experts offer suggestions for choosing paint colors for one’s home.
Choosing paint for one’s home can be a daunting task. Colors often look different on paint chips and fan decks than they do on interior walls. What are some of the secrets to making the right choices? Local interior designers offer suggestions.