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Springfield Snapshot: Celebrating 100th Birthday

Beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Maria Vicenta Ayala Amaya of Springfield celebrated 100 years of living.

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Springfield: Richard Byrd Library’s CoderDojo a Success

Program for children extended through October 2017.

More than three dozen children attended the second CoderDojo class held at the Richard Byrd Library in Springfield on Saturday, July 16.

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Lorton: Something Big Coming to the Workhouse

‘BrewFest’ and musical entertainment set for Aug. 13.

Stepping out to find new and unique “ways to enhance the Workhouse Art Center’s role as a key driver of economic and cultural momentum” in Northern Virginia is a major goal, said Ava Spece, Workhouse CEO/President in a recent interview.

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Fairfax Station: Homeward Trails Working to Clear The Shelter

Homeward Trails has 12-14 dogs adopted every weekend and 2,000 pets every year.

Last year Homeward Trails Adoption Center in Fairfax Station had 23 dogs adopted during the national “Clear The Shelters Initiative.” The nonprofit houses 50 dogs in their facility as well as a number of dogs and cats in their foster homes.

Alexandria People at Work: Act, Sing and Dance Through Summer

Michael Page is the Director of summer camps at LTA.

"Everyone ready to go on stage? Awesome!" The Counselors In Training at The Little Theatre of Alexandria Summer Camp have just rolled up the comic strip backdrop of villains and heroes created by the 3-5 grade group. The actors have been practicing giving each other a punch because, “We are superheroes for goodness sake. But we need to be focused so people don't get hurt."

Herndon: By Popular Demand

Herndon’s illusion artist Derek Jaspers returns to NextStop Theatre with encore performance.

With a sold-out performance when Herndon’s Derek Jaspers first appeared at NextStop Theatre just a few weeks ago with his deception and sleight of hand skills, audiences clamored for a return engagement.

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Herndon Team Wins Conrad Spirit Challenge

Students win first place for international business and innovation competition.

The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge began in August 2015 with more than 500 students from 16 countries creating concepts, products and services to help humanity. More than 90 teams advanced to the Finals of the Challenge, hosted at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Herndon’s Pet Celebrity

Godsey joined the Phipps family in 2002 and since has grown to be a central member of his neighborhood.

Godsey, three-fourth dachshund and one-fourth Jack Russell, joined the Phipps Family in 2002. He was born on Veteran’s Day on a family farm in Abingdon, Va. Now fourteen years old, Godsey has lost all his teeth causing his tongue to hang endearingly outside his mouth, and has lost hearing in both ears.

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Reston: Not Your Average Summer Camp

SySTEMic Solutions Robotics Camp teaches children real-world skills for building, coding robots.

Having fun, making friends and building robots? For some Fairfax County children, it’s all in a day’s camp.

Reston: Kodi, Canine Good Citizen, Enjoys Evening at Dog Park

Kodi, short for Kodiak, is among the larger dogs at Baron Cameron Dog Park in Reston on Thursday, July 14. The rest of the dogs make up in spirit what they lack in size. Kodi is playful and kind to them all.

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Architectural Gem: Round Two

Board of Supervisors to decide history and future of the American Press Institute Tuesday, July 26.

The fate of a modern architectural gem in Reston could be decided this week when the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors considers an application to construct more than 40 homes on the site of the American Press Institute.

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Vienna: Enjoying Summer on the Green

Stories, singing, dancing and sprinklers on the Vienna Town Green.

Children, parents, grandparents and nannies gathered beneath a large oak tree on Wednesday, July 20 to enjoy Vienna’s Summer Stories & Sprinklers. Held weekly on Vienna’s Town Green, it provides easy and relaxing entertainment. A story is read, followed by music to sing and dance to before the children don bathing suits to play in the sprinklers.

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Centreville Snapshot: Scouting

Twenty-eight scouts and nine adults from Boy Scout Troop 30 of Centreville, attended Camp Pipsico Scout Reservation in Spring Grove, Va., the week July 10-16.

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Sasha Meets Biscuit in Great Falls

At Baron Cameron Dog Park, located in Reston, on Thursday July 14, Sasha makes his way to a group of excited children to get ear scratches and pets. Sasha is a regular at Baron Cameron even though he resides with his family in Great Falls.

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McLean: Commission to Hear Sunrise in Fall

Assisted living facility application rescheduled to September.

The Planning Commission has deferred Sunrise’s proposed application to build an assisted living facility at the corner of Kirby and Westmoreland in McLean this September.

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