Formal ceremonies were nixed by the pandemic, but that didn’t hide the smiles.
On Monday, Aug. 3, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital celebrated the academic achievements of team members who were unable to ‘walk’ this year due to COVID-19.
Public is asked for suggestions for the Fairfax County Parkway and the Franconia-Springfield Parkway.
Alexander Mather wins the contest to name Mars rover and witnesses the lift off.
Mars Rover Named
Sometimes a water garden provides the natural setting for fish, frogs, butterflies and birds.
Mount Vernon Task Force delays decision on recommendation.
Belle View Shopping Center
Affordable housing project expected to be in tune with the housing needs and EMBARK Richmond Highway project.
Jefferson Manor resident was embedded with Marines in Afghanistan.
Local resident gets USMC award
Springfield backyard brings batches of beans, cucumbers and science lessons.
Rec center and tech incubator could be the start of more opportunity.
Stabbing on Janna Lee
Disposal of this essential equipment has not found its way into the trash cans in some cases.
Mount Vernon Hospital
Viewpoints: Should the Redskins change their name and do you have any suggestions for a new name if they do?
Virtual meeting puts educational uses on the forefront for the 1939 building.
Old Mount Vernon High School plans.
National Pollinator Week notes the importance of pollination to the food chain.
Supervisor Rodney Lusk and Journey Church make it happen.
Food distribution in Springfield
National Park maintenance bill Includes million for GW Memorial Parkway and related parks.
”The Witching Hour” was awarded for their non-fiction series.
Road projects are spread throughout County.
Transportation in Fairfax County got a boost lately when the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority moved forward on four projects in the county that are designed to help traffic congestion.
Local Audubon Naturalist Society does not like development slated for privately owned land.
Development in Fairfax
Mount Vernon was ground zero for the latest incident involving Fairfax County Police.
County has highest participation in Virginia.
With everyone concentrating on social distancing these days, the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway is a possible option to clean the roadsides, get some sun, and practice social distancing while doing a good deed.
The center is using all precautions in the midst of the pandemic.
Springfield Town Center
Barclay Brass ensemble hammers out tunes for the neighborhood.
At parks along the Parkway, many enjoyed the sunshine as relief from the quarantine days.
Parks open in Mount Vernon
Locals dotted the spaces on Memorial Day weekend as relief from the quarantine days.
Park opens Memorial Day
Metro’s platform project continues; riders urged to seek other routes.
Last summer it was the blue line’s turn; this summer it’s the orange line stations closing, part of WMATA’s Platform Improvement Project. The Vienna, Dunn Loring, and both East and West Falls Church Metro Stations, as well as all Silver Line service, will be closed from May 23 through Sept. 7, WMATA said. West Falls Church Metro Station will remain open as both Silver and Orange Line trains can pass through the closed stations but will not stop at them.
Linda Jane Colbert grew up in Vienna and looks at her new position as an opportunity for all.
In a local election last week, Vienna now has a new mayor, Linda Colbert, who has deep roots in the town and a few goals in mind that surround her campaign slogan of “#OneVienna.”
Lots of honks, waves and social distancing.
When traffic is down, the crews extend time with lane closures, resulting in project progress.
The quarantine that seems to have no end is having some positive impacts. With most businesses closed and most people staying home most of the time, rush hours have been minimal, gas use is down, local streets are becoming the roads less traveled. For road crews, this is time to pick up the pace.
Local athletic shoe companies donate special shoes to medical staff Impacted by COVID-19.
New shoes for medical workers.
Pilot program conducted on an area creek suffering from trash infestation.
Frank Fannon IV
It could pave the way for more as the county could gradually reopen.
Some Farmers Markets to open in May
Some residents say County plan is unnecessary and expensive.
Hollin Hills creeks
Social distancing in place, but the smiles prevailed.
It could pave the way for more as county gradually reopens.
The lot at the Greater Morning Star Apostolic Church is busy on Sundays.
Catfish meal in Mount Vernon.
Spot is picked but public meetings and COVID-19 are obstacles.
‘Transform 66,’ construction stirring the silt pot in Fairfax.
In the pandemic, need for food is great around Rising Hope United Methodist Church
Emily Peachey, class of 2009, is making movies and a name as an actress.
Part three of the Telegraph Road series goes to the edge of Alexandria.
Telegraph Road, part 3
Various Chambers of Commerce are helping members to get through the pandemic.
The second of three articles exploring historic Telegraph Road in southern Fairfax County.
Nearby transportation options make the town center location accessible.
The first of three articles exploring historic Telegraph Road in southern Fairfax County.
Amtrak’s service is the only of its kind in the nation.
Amtrak’s auto train