Letter to the Editor:
At the last meeting of the Federation of Civic Associations, I was flabbergasted that a long-time and well-respected city employee had been tapped by the city manager to present a new concept which endorsed putting food trucks on our already overly crowded streets.
Jefferson-Houston students receive AFD certificate of appreciation
Firefighters from Stations 208 and 209 paid a visit to Jefferson-Houston Elementary School June 12 to present a certificate of appreciation to a brother and sister for their composed handling of a 911 emergency call during a life-threatening situation.
North Ridge Citizens' Association hosted the Annual Wheel Day parade on Sunday afternoon, May 26 on Old Dominion Drive in Beverly Hills.
WHISTLE-BLOWING Current news about a whistle-blower reminds me of my brief appearance in that role many years ago (BC — Before Computers) when I surprised myself, a Booz Allen consultant, and a Dun & Bradstreet vice-president.
The Braddock/Pleasant Valley roads intersection is near the Fairfax/Loudoun border and regularly backs up at rush hour. Surrounding it are Cox Farms and Fairfax County Park Authority land containing wetlands. There’s poor drainage, rare plant life and utility poles that would cost about $80,000 each to relocate. And Cox Farms is in an agricultural/forestall district, which has its own restrictions.
Friday afternoon, June 7, Jeremy Charles, a student at Hartford College in Pennsylvania on school break, pulled this bass from Lake Anne in the rain. Three of the neighbors with fishing experience estimated the bass, caught off the end of the main pier near the fountain, at easily 12 lbs. Charles returned it to the lake.
In recogniton of Norma Hoffman’s commitment to environmental protection.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has decided to name the Huntley Meadows Park Visitor’s Center after Norma Hoffman fro her long-time commitment to the park.
Becky Todd, late husband Jeff honored by county.
Becky and Jeff Todd have been active in the Mount Vernon community for more than 30 years. Through their work with Todd Restaurants, the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce and many other groups, the couple has made a major impact on the community.
Chamber to honor first responders; Weissman posthumously receives Gold Medal.
The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce will recognize 21 first responders from the Alexandria Police Department, Fire Department and Office of the Sheriff at the 27th Annual Valor Awards to be held June 13 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Acting garners recogntion
Area schools brought home a variety of awards from the 14th annual Cappies Gala, Sunday night, June 9, at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. West Potomac high School won two Cappies
A 200-person event, organized by the community organzation VOICE, brought together Route 1/Mount Vernon/Lee area youth, parents, and faith leaders to celebrate progress to improve youth recreation facilities and programming in the area on Monday evening, June 10, at West Potomac High School.
Remembrance Cabaret for Reema The annual Remembrance Cabaret for Westfield High grad and Virginia Tech victim Reema Samaha will be held this Saturday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at Westfield High. (It actually begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction and bake sale that continue during intermission).
Props and special effects recognized
Area schools garnered a variety of awards at the 14th annual Cappies Gala, Sunday night, June 9, at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Bishop Ireton High School won two Cappies.
Robert "Bob" C. Russell, born June 6, 1929 in Elkins, W. Va. died Sunday, June 2 in Elkins. He resided in Fairfax City for over 40 years and actively contributed to the Fairfax community for over 55 years. Russell graduated from Elkins High School where he was active in both choral and instrumental music and was recognized for his musical abilities.
Father's Day photo with seven month-old Brian Maloney with his father Dr. Mike Maloney on their first Christmas together.