What's happening this week in Vienna.
Town of Vienna police are reminding residents that wildlife are not pets and shouldn’t be treated as such. Vienna is home to numerous types of wildlife that often wander into residential neighborhoods.
“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Oct. 13-18.
Fairfax County Department of Transportation begins project to reshape bus network.
Fairfax County Department of Transportation changed or canceled the services and routes of buses with the opening of the Silver Line metro. Now the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has begun its Comprehensive Transit Plan (CTP), a 10-year aspirational plan for Fairfax Connector and Metrobus service.
More than 100 people gathered on the edges of the plaza outside the Arlington County building on Thursday morning, Sept. 11, to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Sept. 29-Oct. 4.
You may have noticed the sign “You Pump We Donate: Back to School Backpack Drive for Area Kids,” in front of the Cardinal Plaza Shell gas station on Old Keene Mill Road.
Local history in words and pictures.
There is history in our own backyard. While Washington, D.C. is only a few metro stops away, the Franconia Museum in Springfield, though small, offers a taste of local history that visitors are sure to remember.
As Tysons Corner booms and the new Silver Line stations become more successful, McLean will be undergoing changes over the next few years. The McLean Citizens Association and other community leaders will be working to ensure the new Metro stations are successful, Tysons becomes a community, traffic reduces on Route 7 and update Mclean itself.
Family-owned restaurant bustles with local patrons.
“Have you been to Spartans? Everybody goes there,” said Diane Thompson, a former teacher at Terra Centre Elementary School. She lives in Springfield now but likes to hang around Burke because it has a “more small town feel.”
Capturing and preserving the ever-evolving story of our the village.
There are certain old-timers in Great Falls whose families are filled with memories that span generations and even centuries in this area, connecting them deeply with the local story.
It was love of a man that brought me to Potomac many years ago to live overlooking the Watts Branch stream in a log cabin that was moved in the 1940s from behind Great Falls Tavern. My husband George grew up here in the ‘50's and ‘60's in a childhood many of us only dream about with open space to ramble and a small village where he had his first job in the pharmacy as a teenager.
For young children who have spent most of their lives at home with a parent or caretaker, the first few days of a new school, or even a new school year, can be an anxious and stressful time. To help your child make an easier transition, use the time over the summer and just before school starts to prepare for this big step.
Great Falls, a unique village just outside of D.C., will be undergoing major changes in the next five years and beyond. Great Falls Citizens Association and Fairfax County will be working on range of issues like deer management, land use, historical preservation and water purification, among others to create a better quality of life for citizens.
Herndon will be undergoing changes in the next five years to stay on top of the progression around it. As a town that will have a working metro station running through in the next four years, business growth, community cultural and diversity awareness and increasing the walkability and bikeability of the town will become focus for the Herndon Town Council to tackle.