Week in McLean

Weekly happenings in McLean

Week in McLean

Weekly happenings in McLean

Tease photo

How Has the Library Affected You?

Friends of Richard Byrd Library encourage visitors to share library stories.

Springfield resident Eleanor Lamb loves the library. The West Springfield High School graduate visited consistently while growing up in the area, and is now giving back through her internship with the Friends of Richard Byrd Library. Lamb, a rising junior at William and Mary, has spent the summer gathering the opinions and viewpoints of people who used the library, taking their picture and making posters with the responses as part of the “Library Stories” project.

Tease photo

Serving up a Summer Treat

Springfield residents make homemade ice cream at area farmers markets.

Even with flavors that contain vegetables like beets and rhubarbs, children and adults alike are crazy for Craig and June McMullen’s homemade, fresh and natural ice cream. “It’s a great way to get kids to eat vegetables,” June said.

Tease photo

Springfield Pet Store Shares Importance of Good Nutrition

Felix & Oscar provide natural pet food.

Nikki Logan and Matt O’Leary, employees of Felix & Oscar, a natural pet food store in Springfield, admit that their pets probably eat better than they do sometimes. “With all of the processed and artificial stuff that’s in fast food, I would definitely say yes,” Logan said.

Tease photo

Caring for Aging Pets

Jason Overman of Springfield Animal Hospital shares some best practices.

Even for those pet lovers who pay close attention to the health and well-being of their pets, it’s not uncommon for owners to be unaware of when their pet is reaching the point of becoming a senior. Because the lifespan of pets can vary, it’s important to do extensive research, and to take pets to the vet at least once a year.

Tease photo

‘Thanks for Exemplary Community Service’

Ted and Tami Troscianecki receive McDonnell Award.

Each year, the West Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA) presents the James D. McDonnell Award to honor a local resident’s outstanding service to the community. Monday night, July 21, it was given jointly, for the first time.

‘You’re Fortunate You Didn’t Kill Anyone’

Centreville man is sentenced for committing arson.

Convicted of arson, a 25-year-old Centreville man could well have been sentenced to many years in prison. Instead, Giancarlo Deleon received a suspended sentence and will receive the mental-health treatment he needs.

Tease photo

Meet Ms. Parrot

I raised her since she was a nymph.

Not The Typical Guard Dog

Buffy, a Lhasa Apso and Miniature Poodle mixed dog, has been a McLean resident for over 13 years.

In many cases, dogs are supposed to be great companions for their owners, which occasionally means holding down the fort when master is away, or being a guard dog.

Tease photo

The Snake of Kings

The King Family of six houses Zed, a Royal Python of nearly three feet in length.

Pythons have reputations of being gigantic, ferocious, monstrous snakes with large appetites.

One of the Cutest Pets in McLean

Anisa Ardeishar, 11, is the proud owner of an all-black Netherland Dwarf bunny.

When it comes to fluffy, friendly, and obedient pets that would be perfect for children, there is nothing better than a bunny rabbit.

It’s All in the Genes

Marlene and Alex Bocast are the happy masters of Ivy, a dog with a story.

Have you ever encountered a dog that was one-quarter Landseer Newfoundland, one-quarter Chinese Shar Pei, and 50 percent undetermined?

Meet Best Friends of Vienna Area

Stories of people and their pets in the Vienna area.

Everybody knows the old saying “a dog is man’s best friend” but over time it seems that dogs have become everyone’s best friend.

Tease photo

Meet Best Friends of Herndon

People and pets: stories from neighborhood.

Lily and Lauren Runz, 5 year old twins, have a pug named Puma.