News

News

Drawn from the 15 community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.

Subscribe

Tease photo

Suffragist Memorial in Lorton Will be a ‘Site of Conscience’

Film brings to light torture, abuse suffragists suffered at Occoquan Workhouse.

The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association held a viewing of the 2004 film “Iron Jawed Angels” directed by Katja von Garnier on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Gunston Hall in Lorton. The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote was ratified on this day 95 years ago in 1920. The date is designated as Women’s Equality Day.

Tease photo

Community and Military March Over Veterans Bridge in Springfield

Bridge symbolizes partnership between community and military, families.

Central Springfield bustled, not from the usual parade of rush hour traffic forced to stop at each light dotting that sliver of Backlick Road, but from residents, local politicians and military personnel who gathered together in front of the FedEx on Bland Street, across from the new Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Springfield Plaza, for the 14th Annual BridgeWalk across Veterans Bridge on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Alexandria Brief: Sally Richards Joins SCAN

Sally Richards has accepted the position of SCAN’s director of development and will begin on Sept. 8.

Tease photo

Lorton: Capital Area Food Bank Hosts Inaugural Northern Virginia Hunger Action Expo

The numbers tell the story. Over 217,000 people across Northern Virginia are at risk of hunger, including 62,000 children under the age of 18, according to the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB).

Chantilly Brief: Woman Dies From Car Crash

A 85-year-old woman who was injured in an Aug. 12 crash died on Sunday, Aug. 16. She has been identified as Nancy Schade, of the Fairfax area.

Money: How Much Have County Board Supervisor Candidates Raised?

The most recent financial filings for candidates in the 2015 race for Fairfax County Board of Supervisors were filed on July 15 for the period from Jan. 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015.

Tease photo

Centreville: ‘He Fought with Honor, Dignity’

Sully Police Sgt. Ryan Lindenbaum loses battle with cancer.

Friends, family and the Fairfax County Police Department said goodbye to one of their own this week when Sgt. Ryan Matthew Lindenbaum was laid to rest.

Tease photo

Potomac Event Brought in Supplies for the New School Year

More than 1,000 Montgomery County school children began the school year with new backpacks and school supplies thanks to the generosity of some Potomac residents.

Tease photo

Potomac: Animals Can Help Patients with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Animals can help patients with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders heal.

Wearing her long dark hair in pigtails and a backwards baseball cap, Leah Schuman peered curiously over a low fence into a pen of miniature llamas.

Tease photo

Potomac: First Day of School

Montgomery County Public Schools welcomed more than 156,000 students for the first day of the 2015–2016 school year on Monday, Aug. 31, the largest enrollment in the district’s history.

Tease photo

Potomac Snapshot: Bus Collision on First Day

Two school buses with students from Churchill High School collided at Glen Road and Falls Road, at 7:58 a.m., Monday, Aug. 31. The students were released to parents or placed on another bus to continue to school. No student needed to be taken to the hospital, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services.

Tease photo

Arlington Independent Media Expanding to Radio

After decades of offering locally based and created television content, Arlington Independent Media is extending its reach to radio.

Paul LaValley is astonished and happy to be wrong in his assumption.

Tease photo

Arlington: Trooper Jacqueline Vernon Remembered

I-395 Bridge named in memory of her.

To those driving on Interstate 395 over South Glebe Road, “Trooper Jacqueline Vernon Memorial Bridge” might seem like just another name.

Tease photo

Arlington: Students at Gunston Middle Learn Life Skills

Elective wheel exposes students to variety of courses.

Handbooks are ready, supplies have been ordered and teachers have been getting acquainted with their new classrooms.

Tease photo

Tournament and Nature Walk for Reston National

Rescue Reston plans Oct. 5 events on the golf course to raise money and awareness.

Ed Hass knows where the foxes keep their dens along the Reston National Golf Course. He found an occupied den this spring, and when the kits were born he took more than 100 photos.

Previous