The dinner at Pulcinella the Italian Host in support of McLean Youth Lacrosse raised $1,645 for area youth lacrosse players.
LaunchPad encourages entrepreneurial spirit
Inspirations for big, booming businesses can come from anywhere, just as the entrepreneurial spirit can grow in all types of people.
Great Falls U11 Gunners won the Capital Cup in Richmond on Nov. 9, in convincing fashion.
First Lego League (FLL) Team Positive Aftermath from Great Falls took home the 1st Place Grand Champion Award at the Regional First Lego League (FLL) Competition for Division 2 at Thoreau Middle School held on Nov. 10.
The NOVA 94 Basketball 4th Grade Girls Team won the 4th Grade Boys Championship title in the Little Legends Basketball Fall Season on Nov. 12.
Tables laden with holiday gifts filled the hallways of the atrium at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital on Friday, Nov. 15, for a holiday bazaar.
After 35 years, Kathy Harty Gray and her dance company are taking a bow.
Kathy Harty Gray's career may have started as a student at Julliard, but she and her students will celebrate her legacy in Alexandria.
Sequester looms large over revenues across Northern Virginia.
Sales tax revenues are down across Northern Virginia, leading to concerns that balancing the books for the coming fiscal year could be even more of a challenge for budget officials and elected officials in the coming months.
Six-to-one vote sets deadline for city officials and boat club to compromise or else.
In the clearest threat yet that members of the Alexandria City Council are willing to use the power of eminent domain to take land owned by the Old Dominion Boat Club,
Science Night coincides with Fall Book Fair.
Herndon Elementary School opened the evening of Nov. 18, for students and families to participate in the Family Science Night. Special guests that evening were the Children’s Science Center, which set up 12 hands--on stations or a mobile lab in the gymnasium for kids to witness and view science related matter. “This is our first time inviting the Children’s Science Center to Herndon Elementary,” said Elizabeth Gibson, teacher of Advanced Academic Resources.
On Nov. 13, Reston Association hosted an evening hike at the Walker Nature Center on 11450 Glade Drive. The hike was led by naturalist Ken Rosenthal, who led a similar group with a target audience of grandparents and grandchildren the previous year.
The Alternative House has been providing support, since 1972, to at risk youth and their families.
Driving on Gallows Road near the Dunn Loring Fire Department, you will pass a well maintained split-level home with purple doors with a sign in front titled “Alternative House.” Located at 2100 Gallows Road, the Alternative House has been providing support, since 1972, to at risk youth and their families. Christine Bartell, resource manager, said, “It is the only organization in the area offering emergency shelter to young people,” and added “that estimates have shown that there are 7,000 homeless kids in Northern Virginia.” In the predominantly affluent Fairfax County, the number of at risk youth is not visible to many, making it an even greater challenge for Bartell and other staff when conducting community outreach efforts. The Alternative House views their Open Door Information Sessions and their Ambassador program as key efforts to obtaining community engagement and support. Bartell manages resources, such as property and donations that support their initiatives. The Alternative House is supported by a dedicated staff of 40 employees and 1,350 volunteers.
Yellow Ribbon Fund arranges and pays for variety of services.
Honoring Wounded Warriors As the executive director of the Yellow Ribbon Fund (YRF), Vienna’s Mark Robbins spearheads projects that make the lives of Wounded Warriors and their families better. With his staff of 11 and 1300-plus volunteers, he leads the YRF in planning and hosting 100 events a year.
Over 250 guests enjoyed SafeSpot's Fall Fashion Show at Bloomingdale's on Sunday, Oct. 6. Professional models were elegant in the latest trends and the young models were local children who delighted the audience. The proceeds from the show will help open a safe, child-friendly center for abused children in Fairfax County called SafeSpot, since the county does not currently have a center to help its traumatized children. The center will provide direct services to child victims of sexual and physical abuse in Fairfax County and the SafeSpot center is designed to reduce the trauma experienced by child abuse victims as they navigate the legal, investigative and social service systems following an allegation of abuse.
Bartlett Tree Experts, Area Wide Protective and VDOT partner with McLean Trees Foundation.
Bartlett Tree Experts, Area Wide Protective (AWP) and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) together donated services to the McLean Trees Foundation (MTF) for removal of dead or dying Bradford pear trees on the Dolley Madison Boulevard median, between Elm Street and Beverly Road. Bartlett Tree Experts is a family-owned, international company that provides scientific tree and shrub care services locally out of their office in Springfield. Area Wide Protective is America’s traffic control leader, providing safe, reliable and cost-effective solutions to utilities and contractors throughout the Eastern United States.