Volunteer Fairfax Seeks Nominations, New Deadline Feb. 9

Awards recognize the contributions of volunteers in the community.

Nominations are open for the 2016 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards.

Vienna Crime Reports

Notable incidents from the Vienna police reports from Jan. 22-28.

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Arlington Snapshot: Heart Pillows for Heart Month

Woman's Club of Arlington is honoring Heart Month by making padded recovery heart pillows to be donated to those who have had recent heart surgery. From left are Sandy Newton, Vicky Gill, Kathleen Harrison and Club President Anne Kauzlarich. The American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day is Friday, Feb. 5.

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Arlington Enters Final Snow-Clearing Phase

The fallout of the 2016 massive snowstorm is coming to a close for Arlington.

Juggling Grandparenting in Baltimore and Arlington

Making schedules work across the generations.

It is Monday. That means that Mike and Dot Green are caring for their granddaughters Calliope and Thalia Willis in their home on N. 31st Street in Arlington. Dot Green says that Calliope at 3 is very funny and active. She has lots of facial expressions and loves to run … "has to run," Mike Green interjects.

Arlington Snapshot: Starting New Year Off Giving

Andrea Morici, a member of the Woman's Club of Arlington, knitted more than 300 items to donate in 2015: scarves, hats, baby and lap blankets. She delivered 40 hat/scarf sets to A-Span in Arlington recently, just in time for the cold weather. Lamont Coleman appreciates his new, bright set. A-Span staff noted there is an ongoing need for donations of coats for both men and women. See

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Arlington: Story of Radium Girls To Glow on Yorktown Stage

One-act drama co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters-Arlington and American Association of University Women-Arlington.

On Thursday, Feb 11, Ginny Mohler will be back at her old high school in Arlington, where she was a theater student 10 years ago. This time, she’ll be there as a prize-winning filmmaker, watching the Yorktown High School actors perform “The Girls Who Glow,” an adaptation of her screenplay. The one-act drama is a sister project of the feature film “Radium Girls” which Mohler co-wrote and is slated to direct this spring.

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Arlington: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Visits During Book Tour

Sharing his perspective on life, sports and religion.

“Life is short, but it’s very wide,” said Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in response to a question during the recent Conversations with Tyler: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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Arlington: Braving Slippery Streets to Resolve to Run — or Walk

Thrive posts updated registration and clinic dates due to snow.

Chip Benjamin came to the happy hour at Pete’s Pizza in Clarendon on Jan. 20, because he was thinking of walking the 5K in honor of his friend, Judie Armington, who died of ovarian cancer this past year.

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Great Falls: Call to Save Marmota Farm

Answering frequently asked questions.

Town Meeting on Feb. 9

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McLean: Saving the Community Hall; Preparing for Closure

McLean Community Center likely to be closed for renovations in 2017 from April through November.

The McLean Community Center’s Central Financing Committee transformed a week of public worry into a probable solution for the center’s beloved and well-used Maffitt Hall community room.

McLean Crime Reports

Notable incidents in McLean from the Fairfax County police blotter from Jan. 19-29.

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Brooks Farm: Decision Awaits in Great Falls

Planning Commission scheduled to make recommendation on proposal for 20 homes this week.

Twenty one hours and 37 minutes after he started his day on Thursday, Jan. 21, Great Falls Citizens Association president Eric Knudsen told the county’s Planning Commission the importance of Great Falls to the entire county and to the Chesapeake Watershed.

Lorton, Fairfax Station, Clifton: Neighborhood Development Outlook Update January 2016

Ox Road Estates Adare Drive, an infill project of ten single-family homes is under construction.

Burke: Neighborhood Development Outlook Update January 2016

Burke Junction, Guinea Road and Zion Drive area. The site plan is under active review for a development of 17 single-family homes.