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Alexandria Snapshot: Reminder

From cemeteries to front porches, American flags signal the commemoration of Memorial Day.

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Alexandria: Student Receives Peter Williams Memorial Scholarship

OTAC award honors its past president.

West Potomac High School senior Jarrod Denham was awarded $500 as the second annual recipient of the Peter Williams Memorial Scholarship during Old Town Alexandria Connections’ May 11 luncheon meeting at Belle Haven Country Club.

Alexandria Brief: Cava Grill’s Newest Location

Cava Grill recently opened its 16th restauraunt, located at 4513 Duke St., Alexandria.

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Relay For Life to Help Find Cure for Cancer

Local Relay For Life event is June 11.

On the surface, walking around a track over and over may not seem too productive. But when done during the Relay for Life, it can make a world of difference to people battling cancer.

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Potomac Snapshot: Helping Victims

Six Rotary Clubs raised $6,000 to help six shooting victims (Montgomery Mall, Aspen Hill Giant and High Point High School) pay for burial, mortgage, and children's education.

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Potomac: Discovering Flora and Fauna at NPS Centennial

Event at Great Falls Tavern marked the Centennial of the National Park Service.

"For the Birds" took on a positive meaning this weekend as hundreds of scientists, students, teachers, and the general public explored and documented the birds and plants of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C&O Canal) National Historical Park at the Great Falls Tavern's Bird Blitz.

Arlington Arts Center Selects New Executive Director

Holly Koons McCullough has been named the new executive director of the Arlington Arts Center (AAC). She brings more than 20 years of curatorial and administrative experience in the visual arts to AAC.

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Fairfax County: 15th Day Prom held for students with disabilities

Students’ bodies bounced, swayed and spun on the dance floor while the Black-Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” blared from towering speakers. In another room, glamorous girls and boutonniered boys waited in line to pose for a professional photographer. It was a prom.

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Springfield: Robbery at Brookfield Plaza, 1 Person Shot

A person was shot during a robbery in Springfield on Saturday, May 21.

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Fairfax: ‘Honoring the Lives of Fallen Officers’

Chief Pardiny bicycles in Police Unity Tour.

Each May, law enforcement officers from around the country participate in the Police Unity Tour (PUT) bike ride in honor of their colleagues, nationwide, who’ve died in the line of duty.

Herndon Crime Reports

Notable incidents from the Herndon Police reports from May 2-8.

Vienna Crime Reports

Notable incidents from the Vienna Police Reports from May 6-12.

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Fairfax Station, Lorton, Springfield, Mount Vernon: Lawmakers Report on 2016 General Assembly

Diversifying the economy, expanding Medicaid and school funding discussed.

Del. Dave Albo (R-42) introduced himself as a rare breed, an elected official in Virginia who happens to also be a Republican.

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Mount Vernon: Krizek Tours DMV Lorton Center

Del. Paul Krizek (D-44) recently visited the Department of Motor Vehicles’ Lorton Customer Service Center to learn more about the agency’s operations and spend time with constituents.

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Mount Vernon: Taking Ownership of Their Health and Fitness

Nine women buy Curves franchise.

Curves, an international health and fitness franchise, has been in Alexandria for more than a decade.