Hundreds attend event for retiring Chamber President and CEO.
U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly hosts Alzheimer’s Town Hall.
Three Democrats with similar views, divergent experience.
American Turkish Friendship Association and County dine together for Ramadan.
Board cites progress on Police Practices improvements, but some citizens demand more.
Party platforms and civil discourse highlight forum for Lieutenant Governor candidates.
The Wise Investor Group supports Embry Rucker Shelter during Baird Gives Back Week.
The Wise Investor Group supports Embry Rucker Shelter
Challenge brings together several hundred attendees who “might normally not cross paths.”
More than 500 bicyclists participate in fundraising ride.
Beulah Road Walkway officially opened.
Beulah Road Walkway officially opened.
Final adoption of the county budget takes place on May 2.
More funds recommended for Diversion First, schools.
Connolly addresses Global Leadership Forum.
Japanese boy band
Fairfax County launches ‘Make the Call’ campaign.
Clarifying county’s stance on immigration sparks sharp exchange among supervisors.
Students from Spirit Open Equestrian Program shine at Ride4SPIRIT.
Housing and homeless services providers discuss “Complex needs and promising solutions.”
Travel rehearsal offered for individuals with disabilities.
Handcuffed by budget constraints in proposed budget, Diversion First may see some relief.
On Friday, March 10, Leadership Fairfax (LFI) held its annual Breakfast with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for the 26th time.
Panelists at Northern Virginia Chamber Forum discuss state of hospitality under the new administration.
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce gathered some heavy hitters to offer their thoughts and answer questions from a standing-room-only audience at the “State of Hospitality Under the New Administration” symposium on March 6.
Budgets, education, economic climate, immigration and Metro all on the agenda.
Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins held a community summit on Saturday, March 4 at the Frying Pan Park Visitors Center in Herndon.
New manager joining Two Poor Teachers after 18 years in business.
It’s been 18 years since Ken Nies co-founded Two Poor Teachers, LLC, but the kitchen and bath remodelling company isn’t resting on its laurels.
Faith communities coalition wants dedicated Energy Office
As Fairfax County prepares to update its formal Environmental Vision, the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS) is calling on local elected officials to recommit to the environmental protection pledge they adopted under then-Chairman Gerry Connolly.
Movement started as a Google Doc has taken off.
The Indivisible movement. It started as a Google Doc guide.
University of Virginia seminar studies tension between “The Science & Lived Experience of Autism.”
Despite a recent surge in attention and research over the past decade about autism, controversy exists.
Online survey open through March 6.
Fairfax County is preparing to update the Environmental Excellence 20-Year Vision Plan (Environmental Vision) and the public is urged to weigh in via an online survey.
Calls for no increase in real estate taxes; falls $61 million short of schools’ request.
An exercise in “triage and trade-offs” was how Mount Vernon District Supervisor Daniel Storck described the FY 2018 budget as proposed by County Executive Ed Long to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Peace rally draws hundreds against immigration ban.
The All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) campus has one foot in Fairfax County and the rest of the property in Loudoun. On Friday, it drew hundreds of people from all around the Northern Virginia region to show their support for the members of one of the largest mosques in the country at an event that featured appearances by Governor Terry McAuliffe and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring.
In the wake of President Trump’s executive orders cancelling or suspending visas and banning – at least temporarily - entry into United States by travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations, leaders at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) quickly organized a legal forum to inform people of their rights under the new regulations.
Board of Supervisors chairman to host Community Council on Land Use Engagement.
At the Jan. 24 meeting of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS), Chairman Sharon Bulova handed the gavel to Vice Chairman Penelope Gross (D-Mason District), and proceeded to utilize a “Chairman’s Initiative” to introduce a “Board Matter” of her own.
Governor, business leaders and analysts offer insights on regional economy.
The road signs along the highway to the region’s economic future are a bit difficult to read, sometimes pointing positively one way, and at other times seeming to indicate slow downs and hazards ahead, according to speakers and panelists at last week’s regional economic conference.
Reston resident writes for children and adults.
Alissa Buoni knows a thing or two about how to talk to kids. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech and a Master’s in School Counseling from The George Washington University. She uses all of that experience - personal and educational - in her debut children’s book “Oh, The #Adulting You’ll Do.”
Students experience the birth of the nation.
It’s a good thing that Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry were hardy souls, given the myriad of activities and actions and travelling and time that they both gave to the formation of “these new United States of America,” as our illustrious third President described the union the original thirteen colonies formed in 1776.
The McKnight family volunteering in the Hat Project for the Women’s March on Washington.
The McKnight family of Reston may have slightly underestimated exactly what it meant to volunteer their home to serve as the area collection point for the hats being knitted for the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington.
Nonprofit BRAWS brings their case before General Assembly members.
Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters, a 501(c)3 non-profit - led by founder Holly Siebold of Vienna. Siebold and several supporters of BRAWS were there to encourage the state delegates and senators to get behind House Bill 1593, calling for the repeal of taxes on certain feminine hygiene products, as well as toilet paper and adult diapers.
Robyn Kampf thinks it was about forty (Yes, 4-0!) years ago that she first got involved in the Herndon-Reston Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help (FISH) holiday toy and food drive.
Mi Casa es Tu Casa
“Holden Harrison was instrumental in saving our wonderful train Depot in the Town center,” explained Waddell. “I’m just getting in the spirit of things.” Harrison also served on the Town Council.
Despite their no doubt very hectic schedule at this time of the year, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and two of his favorite elves managed to fit in a visit to the Winter Open House at the Herndon Fortnightly Library on Saturday.
Reston resident analyzes Saint John’s Wood redevelopment proposal.
A group of determined neighbors are holding steadfast in their opposition to the proposed redevelopment plans for the St. Johns Wood (SJW) apartment complex. John Mooney is a member of Reclaim Reston. He added his signature to those of more than 675 locals who signed Reston resident Susanne Andersson-Tosado’s on-line petition opposing the project.
"… everyone has been pretty upbeat and friendly. Too bad the whole election wasn’t more like this.” — Keith Magnusson
Mayor Lisa Merkel was on hand to welcome the first wave of voters at the Herndon Community Center, although she was not the first one to show up at the front doors.
Planning Procedures Under Scrutiny
Things got a bit heated at the October meeting of the Reston Planning and Zoning Committee on Monday, Oct. 17. “We urge the applicant to inform the public and get input from the very beginning of the process,” said Regina Coyle.
An “Arts Crawl” around historic downtown was a perfect mid-point for Herndon Arts Week, an annual celebration that started its 2016 run with “Kids Day” at Frying Pan Park and ended appropriately with a performance by child prodigy pianist Jose Andre Montano at ArtSpace in the town.
Annual Reston Home Tour features six diverse private homes, and a roam through BLVD, Reston’s newest luxury apartments.
A mild, sunny autumn day made wandering from one end of Reston to the other a decided pleasure, both for the ticket holders for the annual Reston Home Tour, and for the homeowners who generously put their digs on display. “Really,” said one gentleman volunteer at the stop at the five-story Beacon Heights Derrick/Lashlee townhouse along Lake Audubon.
Not to be deterred by the weather, a steady flow of revellers matched the steady drizzle that couldn’t put a damper on Oktoberfest Reston 2016 on Saturday, Oct. 8.
League of Women Voters hosts forum on Meals Tax issue.
The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area sponsored a debate-style panel discussion on the Meals Tax issue which will go before county voters in the Nov. 8 General Election.