On Thursday, Oct. 6, Churchill Road Elementary School held the induction ceremony for its newly elected Student Council Association (SCA) officers for 2016-2017: President – Kayla Moore; Vice President – Lauren Kim; Secretary – Jordan Rupli; Historian – Olivia Zhang; Treasurer – Logan Jones; and Sergeant At Arms – Joe Hoeymans. Caroline Brugge, a Langley High School senior, and Student Government Association Vice President, spoke to the Churchill Road student body, encouraging students not to be afraid to keep trying things until they found their passion. The students enjoyed Brugge’s engaging speech.
Potomac School juniors Amelia Mazloom and Parker Gioia together with other committee members of the Inaugural St. Jude Parent/Teen Golden Gala from high schools across the DC, Maryland and Virginia area, raised $106,000 to benefit the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The amount raised more than doubled committee’s goal of $50,000. The Gala took place at the French Embassy on Sept.17 with a crowd of more than 250 parents and teens.
At the 67th annual Board of Directors meeting held in St. Louis, Mo. the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) bestowed its highest honor to long-standing volunteer, W. Edward Walter of McLean, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Host Hotels & Resorts. Walter received the Martin Wagner Award from the foundation for his many years of service both as a local and national board member.
In April 2017, work to renovate the McLean Community Center’s (MCC) Ingleside Avenue facility is scheduled to begin. To ensure the Center’s programs and services will continue uninterrupted, MCC Executive Director George Sachs has worked with Fairfax County’s Facilities Management Department to find and secure rental properties for a 22-month period, beginning as early as March 2017.
In April, the Board of Supervisors authorized planning staff to research the Mackall-Hall house and Turkey HIll Road for a possible expansion of the Langley Fork Historic Overlay District.
Over the summer months, Spring Hill Elementary School and grounds saw a transformation.
The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA) will sponsor an "Under the Gun" Screening and Expert Panel on Thursday, Oct. 27, 7-9 p.m. in the large theatre inside McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean.
In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Marshall Academy—a Governor’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Academy—and George Mason University (GMU) will host the first Cybersecurity Youth Conference on Saturday, Oct. 29, at GMU’s Fairfax campus.
Langley Marching Saxons won first place at the US Bands Marine Corps Invitational in Annapolis, Md. on Oct. 1. The band had a great performance in its only third competition in the history of the Langley High marching band.
On Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, Fairfax County elected officials, community partners and county staff will host a two-part ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of Capital Bikeshare in Fairfax County.
Annual event promotes home fire safety with fun events for children.
The open house hosted by the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department in recognition of fire prevention week is, traditionally, a popular community event that draws hundreds of children and their parents throughout the day. On Oct. 15, VVFD held another of its annual fire prevention fairs to bring attention to fire safety in the home, and to show the community a fun time.
Kathrine Switzer, an iconic athlete, sports and social advocate, author, and Emmy award-winning television commentator -- the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon -- joined a Girls on the Run of NOVA team practice at Waples Mill Elementary in Vienna. She participated in the practice and spoke with the girls about her experiences as a woman gaining leadership skills and strength of character through running and sport.
The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV) recently hosted an appreciation breakfast for their volunteers who provide services as SCOV’s Friendly Visitors; Friendly Callers and Handy Helpers. More than 125 of SCOV’s volunteers are engaged in providing Friendly Visitors; Friendly Callers and Handy Helpers services for seniors. Pictured, from left, first row: (l-r) Hyacinth Rodrigues; Shirley Lucas; Lenore Holm and Florence Andrews, SCOV Friendly Caller/Visitor Coordinator. Second row: Jerry O’Shaunessy; Shiva Tavana, SCOV Volunteer Coordinator; Ed Lowry; Jean Jennings; Bob Brennan and Mei Chou Donovan. To volunteer, donate or learn more about how you can help, visit www.scov.org or contact the SCOV office at 703-281-0538.
Haynes joined Civil Air Patrol in 1942.
It’s not everyday someone can say they’ve earned a pilot’s license before their driver’s license, or went on to join the U.S. Air Force and then attend MIT at their own expense. Such is the case of longtime Alexandria resident, mother of four, Elizabeth “Libby” Daggit Haynes, 89, a World War II Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadet.
Brittany Hopkins's third grade class from Sangster Elementary School in Springfield visited Huntley Meadows Park on Wednesday, Oct. 5.