Small Business Saturday is this coming Saturday, Nov. 28 – and the City of Fairfax is showcasing its small businesses with a citywide Elf Hunt.
For people struggling to pay for food and rent, it’s tough to think about the holidays without a sense of sadness.
Supervisors approve new homes under Dulles flightpath
The writing was already on the wall in July when the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors refused to adopt the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s (MWAA) 2019 noise contours for Chantilly’s Land Unit J.
For more than three decades, the Sully District Police Station’s Motor Squad has been collecting Christmas presents donated by the community.
City Jobs celebrates two-year anniversary
Patrick Scholzen was used to working, and did so for 35 years, until falling onto hard times.
Park Authority holds public-information meeting
The Fairfax County Park Authority is updating its master plan for Braddock Park at 13451 Braddock Road, bordering both Centreville High and Twin Lakes Golf Course.
Continuing to serve the community in every way it can, Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) recently held a free food-distribution and flu-vaccination clinic at Grace Covenant Church in Chantilly.
On Oct. 31, artist Amanda Lutz painted an interactive mural featuring Virginia’s state flower, the dogwood, at Fairfax City’s Scout on the Circle development.
Sky and clouds are reflected in Peace Bird, the 6-foot-tall, brushed-aluminum sculpture flying high in Fairfax City’s Van Dyck Park.
City Council updated on George Snyder Trail
Work is progressing on the George T. Snyder Trail project; and on Oct. 13, residents got to comment on it during a Fairfax City Council public hearing.
Supervisors OK home construction under airport flight path
Determined to place homes underneath Dulles International Airport’s flight paths, Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors recently approved developer K. Hovnanian’s plan to build 442 residential units there.
Fairfax City’s Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with the City’s public schools to help City families in need this holiday season.
Lanier Middle renamed for NASA figure, Katherine Johnson
The City of Fairfax School Board voted unanimously Monday night to change the name of Lanier Middle School to Katherine Johnson Middle School.
Fairfax County police detectives from the Major Crimes Bureau are investigating a possible murder-suicide in Centreville.
Residents vent to Helmer, Marsden about Braddock, Old Lee Roads
Upset that neither Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors, nor VDOT, seem to care about residents’ objections to proposed “fixes” for Braddock and Old Lee Roads, Kathleen Leggette hosted her own, town-hall meeting.
Fairfax County’s current Comprehensive Plan calls for realigning Braddock and Old Lee Roads in Centreville to cut through Rock Hill District Park, with Braddock ending in a T at Old Lee.
When the Fairfax Little League had to cancel its 2020 spring season due to COVID-19, all those associated with the league were naturally disappointed.
The ramp from I-66 West to Route 28 North has just been replaced by a new ramp about 150 feet east of (prior to) the old exit ramp as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.
Divided Planning Commissioners OK Stonebrook proposal
Imagine living directly beneath an arrivals path at Dulles International Airport, where jumbo jet aircraft zoom just 950 feet above the homes, 24 hours a day.
Noel Dickover has been designing and carving Halloween pumpkins for 22 years.
An early-evening fire in a Fair Oaks townhouse displaced one person and took the life of a dog.
Believing he stabbed his estranged father to death, Fairfax County police have charged Alexander Bellini, 28, of Chantilly, with murder.
The Lamb Center: Providing hope and a future
This year’s fundraiser for The Lamb Center (TLC) was called “Hope and a Future,” and it was aptly named because that’s exactly what this Fairfax City nonprofit provides for its guests.
Nonprofit Bite Me Cancer Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Led by Chantilly High grad Nikki Ferraro, Bite Me Cancer just celebrated its 10-year anniversary.
Juwaan Espinal’s life was cut short at age 22, but he left a lasting impact upon all who knew and loved him.
The Middleridge subdivision off Ox Road in Fairfax celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sept. 27.
Hugs, handshakes, traveling, and gathering with friends at large events are just some of the things the current pandemic has stopped.
To protect the business community and prevent the spread of COVID-19, Fairfax City’s Economic Development Office and Economic Development Authority (EDA), will provide City businesses with Fairfax City ReConnected Safety Kits.
Main Street Child Development Center helps both students and parents.
Main Street Child Development Center provides affordable childcare for low-income families in Fairfax City and Fairfax County.
Because of the pandemic, this year’s annual National Night Out celebration was shifted from the first Tuesday in August to the first Tuesday in October.
Variety of events will be both virtual and in-person.
The 28th annual Centreville Day will be different this year, due to COVID-19, but the community may still participate and enjoy some fun activities.
Fairfax City is launching a Winter Preparedness Initiative Micro-Grant, this Friday, Oct. 9, as part of the Fairfax City ReConnected Outdoors Program.
99 Ranch Market opens
When 99 Ranch Market, a leading Asian grocery store, recently opened its new store in Fairfax City, the pandemic meant just 50 people were allowed inside at a time.
Supervisors OK large-truck ban
Bull Run Old Post Office Road is a winding, two-lane, country road, not intended to carry the heavy traffic an arterial road, such as Route 29, does.
Event to raise money for Wreaths Across America.
Despite the current pandemic, two local Scouting troops will remember the sacrifices of America’s fallen soldiers by raising money to lay wreaths on their graves.
Homes and transportation projects are on the horizon.
With an eye toward the future, several land-use and transportation projects are in the works in Centreville and Chantilly.
Peachwave Frozen Yogurt opens.
Happily eating his cotton-candy-flavored frozen yogurt topped with blueberries, strawberries and Gummy Bears, Harry Ihnat, 3, was too busy to speak.
Residents furious about Braddock, Old Lee funding decision.
When VDOT held a Feb. 13 information meeting about safety and operational changes proposed for the Braddock/Old Lee roads intersection in Centreville, five alternatives were presented.
Britepaths is a well-known, Fairfax-based nonprofit that helps area residents, all year ’round, in a variety of ways.
Brooke’s Bridal & Ball opens
Brooke Ramos initially wanted to be a wedding planner.
Westfield High grad Erin Peterson was an18-year-old honor student, with her whole life ahead of her, when she and 31 others died in the April 16, 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech.
Each Sept. 11, the front lawn of West Centreville Fire Station 38 is adorned with multitudes of small American flags.
Karen Campblin named Sully District Community Champion.
Fair Oaks resident Karen Campblin has a passion for helping others and improving her community.
Upcoming Restaurant Week features global offerings.
While it may look and feel a bit different than usual, Fairfax City’s 3rd annual Restaurant Week still promises to provide fun experiences and delicious food.
City to hold Park(ing) Day outside the mall.
Turning an ordinary parking lot into a space for outdoor fun and activities, Fairfax City will hold its second annual Park(ing) Day, next Friday, Sept. 18.
What it’s like being a Fairfax County dispatcher.
In times of crisis, dispatchers are a lifeline between callers needing help and the first responders who can provide it.
The new, mixed-use development, Scout on the Circle, has transformed its section of Fairfax Boulevard in Fairfax City.
New Giant opens at Scout on the Circle
Giant is already a food store familiar to Fairfax City residents; but now they have one to enjoy at 9400 Fairfax Blvd. in the new Scout on the Circle development. It opened Friday, Aug. 21, much to the delight of the shoppers there.
Britepaths helping schoolchildren connect to online classes.
The ongoing pandemic is causing most students in the local area to attend school virtually this fall.
Row House fitness studio opening soon
People looking for a different – and safe – form of exercise may well find it in Row House, a boutique, indoor, rowing fitness studio in Fair Lakes.