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Chantilly Snapshot: Officer of the Month

PFC Brian Rochefort (on left) receives the Officer of the Month certificate from 1st Lt. Matt Owens.

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Centreville Brief: Leak Cleanup Continues

More than a week after a gasoline leak was reported in Centreville...

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Centreville Snapshot: New Greenhouse Classroom

The Centreville High School PTSA Executive Board, along with Principal Dave Jagels, faculty, staff and students welcome Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Karen Garza to the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new greenhouse classroom sponsored and cared for by the special education students and the Best Buddies Program.

Centreville: Two Receive Kaylor Memorial Scholarship

At the 2015 Centreville High School Senior Awards ceremony, senior Joe Cottone and Trey House were awarded the Lt. Jeffrey J. Kaylor Memorial Scholarship.

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Burke Residents Open Belle Jar Design Business in Clifton

Laura Jane Cohen and Heather Taylor’s business is a bit like the historic town of Clifton itself. They’re taking something that’s well-aged and restoring it for others to appreciate the character, charm and beauty of the piece.

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Springfield: Cervantes Coffee Roasters Slows Down the Pick-Me-Up

Jonathan Matías’ 3-year-old son is using Yelp. The Springfield resident said he first heard about Cervantes Coffee Roasters when the toddler picked up his phone and showed him Cervantes on the local business review app. “You need to go to this coffeehouse,” Matías recalled him saying. The two went, and now his son asks to go every week.

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Fairfax County: Candidates Meet on Fairfax Public Access

Clerk, Sheriff and Soil & Water incumbents and challengers answer questions.

Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid wasted no time in bringing up the in-custody death of Natasha McKenna during her opening remarks. Kincaid said the loss of life, which occurred in February following an incident where a team of Sheriff’s deputies was attempting to transport McKenna to Alexandria police and deployed a taser on her four times, continues to weigh heavily on her.

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Potomac: VisionWalk Raises Funds for Visually Impaired

Two-year-old Henry Skrivanek of Olney is the poster child for the 6th Annual Montgomery County 5K VisionWalk.

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Serbian Festival Coming to Potomac

This weekend, visitors can sample Serbian food and drinks and enjoy traditional performances.

The event will include Serbian food, drinks, traditional Serbian dance and music performances, and boutiques selling traditional Orthodox religious items and Serbian gifts.

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146 Fairfax County Schools Energy Star-Certified

New Auditor General also appointed at Sept. 24 meeting

In the last year and a half, Fairfax County Public Schools have been able to reduce the energy consumption in their buildings by 15 percent. That cut down resulted in savings of $4.5 million, according to a release Sept. 25 by the school system.

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Synetic Theater Presents ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Arlington theater does Gothic version of Lewis Carroll classic fairy tale with dialogue.

Alice’s story by Lewis Carroll takes a sharp turn as she falls down the rabbit hole into the dark and mysterious Wonderland. Artistic directors Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili combine their signature cinematic-style with a script by recent Helen Hayes Award nominee Lloyd Rose, that promises to be a fresh take on this fairy tale of the absurd.

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I-66: Toll Road

VDOT plans to break I-66 gridlock with new tolls and HOV requirements.

It’s not news that I-66 is a congested mess. It wasn’t a surprise to Deputy Secretary of Transportation Nick Donohue when Gov. Terry McAuliffe said it needed to be fixed, and the Arlington County Board wasn’t shocked to hear changes are underway to try to reduce the gridlock during peak hours.

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Arlington: Kenmore Incorporates Arts and Technology into Learning

“Connect and engage. Expect and empower."

Kenmore Middle School at 200 S. Glen Carlyn Springs Road is celebrating 20 years of integrating Arts and Communications Technology into the curriculum.

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Arlington Snapshots: Clarendon Day

The street was lined with pizza stacked high, chili tasting booths for the International Chili Cookoff Tournament, one-hour free yoga giveaways, craft beer and a sangria booth, five bands playing all day, balloons and face painting for Clarendon Day on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Arlington: Marymount Students Blessed by Pope Francis

Seeing Pope Francis for 10 seconds outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception was worth the commitment of an entire day for Jimmy Carroll, a Marymount University junior from Alexandria.