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Yorktown Graduate Wood Plays in Third Ripken League All-Star Game

6-foot-6 slugger totaled 8 home runs, 32 RBIs at WVU in 2015.

After graduating from Yorktown High School in 2011, Shaun Wood spent the next two years working toward his goal of playing baseball at the Division I level.

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Vienna: Cigar & More Truly Offers ‘More’

New specialty tobacco shop features premium cigars, shoe-shine, and history.

There’s a bespoke new store in Vienna, right on Maple Avenue, and here’s the unique aspect of Cigar & More: it is cigars and more.

People and Pets of Herndon

The Jensen family loves their new pup Ginger, a two-and-a-half-year-old beagle-dachshund mix. Ginger lives in Herndon with her family of four, who have been her proud owners for two months.

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Mary Anne Hampton Named 2015 ‘Friend in Deed’

Friends of the McLean Community Center recognize the ‘go to’ Board member.

The Friends of the McLean Community Center (FMCC) organization has named Mary Anne Hampton the recipient of its 2015 “Friend in Deed” award.

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Reston’s Best Friends Meet at Baron Cameron Park

The Reston Dog Park located on Baron Cameron Avenue has been a favorite spot for local residents, as the location has fostered a growing community of pet owners in Northern Virginia.

Potomac Brief: Hoeber Launches Exploratory Committee

Republican Amie Hoeber of Potomac announced Monday, July 20, the creation of an exploratory committee to examine running for Congress in Maryland’s 6th District.

Potomac Brief: Detectives Arrest Private School Teacher

Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division detectives have been investigating the report of inappropriate sexual contact between a private school teacher and two students that occurred to one student beginning in 2012 and to the other student beginning in 2015

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Reston: Ribbon Cutting Held For Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children's Center

Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children's Center, called a "hidden treasure" in Reston, held a grand opening on Saturday, July 18, at 12005 Sunrise Valley Drive in suite 120.

Meet Best Friends of McLean

Best friends of McLean

Arlington: Muslims Gather in Dar al Hijrah Mosque as Ramadan Ends

Local Muslims count their blessings.

It was 8:38 on July 13, and it was Laylat al Qadr, or the Night of Destiny, at the Dar al Hijrah in Falls Church.

People and Pets in Great Falls

People and Pets in Great Falls.

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Arlington’s Role in South Korean Dog Rescue

Helping rescued dogs acclimate.

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington took in three of the 23 puppies rescued by Humane Society International from a South Korean dog farm earlier this year. In just a few months, all three of the dogs had made it new, safe homes.

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Arlington: Local Muslims Celebrate at End of Ramadan

A month for spiritual renewal.

This Friday marked the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, for Muslims. For many area Muslims, Ramadan has meant going without food and drink from sunrise until sunset. Many evenings were spent at their local mosques praying, visiting with others, and eating iftar dinner, the first meal after breaking a day’s fast.

Buying Fresh Produce at The Clarendon Farmer's Market

Another afternoon of rain in Arlington: Stan Lou has stopped on his way home at the Wednesday afternoon Clarendon Farmer’s Market to pick up corn on the cob. He packs it on top of the tomatoes in his bicycle saddlebag.

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Baptist Youth Campers Repair Lorton Homes

Jeff Moten started the week with 31 teenagers on his lawn. Baptist youth from around Virginia arrived at his Lorton property around 9 a.m. on Monday, July 13. By 10, they had cleared much of the natural overgrowth in his front and back yards, begun stripping his home’s roof and removing debris from a rear room where the floor had collapsed.