Learning about the past from those who lived it.
Before Rocky Run Middle seventh-graders headed off for summer, they traveled back to the past via their school’s “World War II Oral History Day.” And this year’s event, the 15th annual, even had a new name, “iWitness to History Day.”
Westfield Summer Stage presents the musical, “Grease.”
Break out the black leather jackets and poodle skirts — Westfield Summer Stage is presenting the musical, “Grease.” It features a cast and crew of more than 80 students from middle and high schools across the county, including Westfield, Centreville, Chantilly and Fairfax high schools.
Mayor, City Council, School Board members sworn in.
Sully District Police Station now has an Exchange Zone.
Purchases made online can sometimes be a dicey proposition. When it comes time to meet an unknown buyer or seller to exchange an item for money, it’s best to do so in a safe environment.
Police learn to de-escalate situations.
Mental illness is a bigger problem in the U.S. than most people realize, and police come in contact with many people suffering from some form of it.
When Claire Higginbotham graduated June 15 from Fairfax High, she became the third generation in her family to graduate from that school.
Anonymous couple pays off the Lamb Center’s mortgage.
It took hard work, hope, planning, fundraising, faith and dedication; but at long last, the Lamb Center is in its new home.
Fairfax Fourth of July features parade, music, superheroes and fireworks.
Three seniors recognized during graduation ceremony.
During Mountain View’s spring commencement last week, three graduating seniors were honored with special awards from the faculty.
Mountain View grads share stories of perseverance.
Mountain View High is a school full of heart, and it’s openly on display at every graduation.
Community comes together to pack meals for hungry, local children.
More than 600 students graduate from Fairfax High.
Sully names Officers of Month.
The Sully District Police Station and its Citizens Advisory Committee have recognized two Officers of the Month for April. They are Sgt. Justin Drinkwater and Auxiliary Officer Antonio Pelegrin.
Mountain View celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Mountain View is a small high school, but the impact it’s had upon its students’ lives has been huge. And last Friday, June 17, it marked two decades of existence and achievement.
Monk’s students explain his impact upon them.
Chantilly High’s Ed Monk is one of the most popular and effective theater teachers/directors around. And some of his seniors recently shared their thoughts about him.
Theater Director Ed Monk is retiring.
It’s the end of an era; Chantilly High Theater Director Ed Monk is retiring. He’s bringing down the curtain on his career here after 31 years with Fairfax County Public Schools — 26 of them at Chantilly.
‘What a Remarkable Record of Service’
City Council race is finally decided.
Community mourns Bill Patton, 74.
Judges order a recount to determine winners.
City of Fairfax celebrates man's best friend
Chantilly High’s 30th annual Jazz & Pizzazz is this week.
Every year, Chantilly High’s springtime extravaganza, Jazz & Pizzazz, is a special event filled with singing, dancing and music. And the 2016 show promises to be another one to remember because it’s the school’s 30th annual.
Annual, summer choral concert this week.
Come one, come all to the Centreville High Choral Department’s annual “Broadway Pops” concert. It’s this Thursday-Friday, June 9-10, at 7:30 p.m., in the school’s Skip A. Maiden Theatre. Admission is free.
Memorial Day ceremony at Fairfax City Hall honors America’s veterans.
Fairfax, Paul VI theater directors are proud of their students.
Police Officer Robel Tessema has been recognized as the Officer of the Month for March.
Two-alarm, Centreville house fire does $82,810 damage.
A two-alarm house fire in Centreville last week displaced a family of three and caused nearly $83,000 damage, according to fire officials.
Bull Run Civil War Round Table celebrates 25th anniversary.
The Bull Run Civil War Round Table invites the public to a special program to help celebrate its 25th anniversary on Thursday, June 9, at 7 p.m., at the Centreville Regional Library.
Local Relay For Life event is June 11.
On the surface, walking around a track over and over may not seem too productive. But when done during the Relay for Life, it can make a world of difference to people battling cancer.
Providing entertainment and raising funds for students' in need.
Singing, dancing, comedy sketches, a silent auction, food and fun will take center stage when Westfield High and Angel Fund host a free event celebrating life and community through the arts. It’s slated for Saturday, June 4, in the Westfield auditorium, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.
The annual Earth Day Art Show was held April 27 in the City Hall atrium.
Fairfax High gets 18 and Paul VI, 4.
The 2915-2016 Cappie nominations for high school theater were released Monday, with Fairfax High receiving 18 nods and Paul VI High, 4.
Students attend Day Prom at The Waterford in Fair Oaks.
At last week’s prom, the students attending ate pizza, visited with friends, danced and sang along with the music. But this wasn’t just any prom — it was the Day Prom for special-education students with intellectual disabilities.
Westfield gets 11 and Chantilly, 6.
The 2015-2016 Cappie nominations for high-school theater were released Monday, with Chantilly and Westfield high schools receiving 17 nods between them. Chantilly performed the play, “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” and Westfield put on the musical, “Footloose.” Centreville High didn’t enter this year’s competition.
The need for senior housing is becoming a consideration.
Like cities and towns everywhere, the City of Fairfax has a growing percentage of older residents.
New memorial dedicated to Armel and Garbarino.
May 8, 2006 is a date seared into the hearts and minds of everyone who remembers the tragic events that happened that day at the Sully District Police Station. It was when a heavily armed teen took the lives of two police officers — Det. Vicky Armel, 40, and MPO Mike Garbarino, 53.
Chantilly High presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
Willy Wonka, Charlie Buckett and a fleet of Oompa-Loompas will all burst upon the stage during Chantilly High’s upcoming children’s play, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The curtain rises Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 21, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m. in the school theater. Tickets are $5 at the door or via www.chantillyhsdrama.com.
Centreville High’s Pyramid Art Show was April 14.
Stehle is in; Greenfield is out – maybe.
It was a night of high drama and raw emotion as Scott Silverthorne held off a challenger to win re-election to his third term as City of Fairfax mayor.
Real estate tax rate rises just a penny.
When Fairfax City Manager Bob Sisson presented his proposed FY 2017 budget for the City, in February, he recommended raising the real estate tax by 2.7 cents, to $1.0815 per $100 assessed valuation.
Next stop: College and another contest.
Selected as a finalist in the Miss Teen 2016 pageant, Centreville High senior Shaylan Ferguson participated in early April in Southern Virginia. And while she didn’t win, she enjoyed the experience, learned a few things along the way and plans to keep on competing.
Songs, dances, humor and a love story
Featuring a cast and crew of 63, Fairfax High presents the romantic comedy, “The Wedding Singer,” in the school theater. Based on the movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, it’s about wedding singer Robbie Hart, whose bride left him at the altar, and his new love, Julia, who’s engaged to someone else.
Barbecue, blues music, bourbon and beer – it’s all part of the City of Fairfax’s annual Derby-Q festival. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, from 2-7 p.m. in Old Town Square, at the corner of University Drive and North Street in downtown Fairfax.
A significant chapter in American history will come to life this Saturday, April 30, during the 16th annual Fairfax Civil War Day. It is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax.
Centreville High presents “The Three Musketeers.”
Featuring a cast of 34 and a crew of 12, Centreville High’s dramedy, “The Three Musketeers,” is all set to burst upon the stage.
A study to determine this land’s future is currently underway.
It’s been 23 years since the Dulles Suburban Center had a thorough review. But all that’s about to change, as a study has just began to document what’s there now and review recommendations for potential land-use changes and development in the future.
Chantilly High presents “The Man Who Came to Dinner.”
There’ll be laughs galore when Chantilly High presents the comedy, “The Man Who Came to Dinner.” It’s the school’s Cappies show and contains a cast and crew of 52.
‘My Experience Qualifies Me as the Best Candidate’
Having served 18 consecutive years on the Fairfax City Council and now completing his fourth year as mayor, Scott Silverthorne definitely has a handle on the city and its issues.
Meet the Candidates for City Council in May 3 Election.