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Arlington News

WETA Expansion, Studio Sale Expected to Move Forward This Spring

Progress is being made on an expansion plan for public broadcaster WETA’s Shirlington offices. The plan is to construct a four-story addition between the existing office building, at 3939 Campbell Avenue,…

Video: Caps Star Nicklas Backstrom at Home in Arlington

Nicklas Backstrom is loving dad life in Arlington. Backstrom recently signed a new five-year, $46 million contract to remain with the Washington Capitals. In addition to being the second all-time…

Redevelopment of Pike Shopping Center May Come as Early as Next Year

The Salsa Room is moving out next month, and other tenants are being put on short-term leases. All signs point to the planned redevelopment of the Fillmore Gardens Shopping Center,…

Crime Report: February 26, 2020

This report is published every weekday, except County holidays. The information in each report covers significant criminal incidents generally from the day before; reports published on Monday cover the preceding…

Columbia Pike Goodwill to Reopen This Weekend

If you’ve been fretting over where to find second-hand clothes, accessories and oddities on Columbia Pike, worry no more, the Goodwill retail store at 4714 Columbia Pike is scheduled to…

Garvey Floats Potential of Tax Rate Cut

The Arlington County Board voted yesterday to advertise a maximum tax rate that will, at most, keep the current rate steady. The action comes amid rising property assessments that will…

Arlington History, 2/27/20 edition

News that was making news in years gone by.

Arlington 55+ News, 2/27/20 edition

News of interest to active seniors in Arlington.

Arlington Schools & Military, 2/27/20 edition

News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.

County Board Advertises No Real Estate Tax Increase in 2020

Cites increased assessments, revenues CY 2020 tax rate will be adopted in April, along with FY 2021 Budget FY 2021 Budget hearing March 31, Tax rate hearing April 2 The…

JUST IN: APS to Close for Super Tuesday Primary

Arlington Public Schools will close next Tuesday, March 3, due to the primary elections. The Super Tuesday primary in Virginia is expected to draw large crowds to the polls, as…

Agreement To Preserve Reevesland Farmhouse, Support Arlingtonians in Need

The Arlington County Board voted Tuesday to authorize a Letter of Intent with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia—the first step to turning the historic Reevesland farmhouse into a group home for individuals with developmental disabilities. The group
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Fairfax

Girls Look for State Berth, Boys Postseason Suffers Early Exit

SOPHOMORE GUARD Zoraida Icabalceta and the Mustangs will have to win one more game on the road if they want their season to go to the Class 3 state tournament.…

Boys, Girls Swimming Finish 8th at State Tourney

By Ari Autor JUNIOR RYAN YORK (left) finishes second during the 50 Yard Freestyle event last weekend. Freestyle was Mason’s strongest event as both the girls and boys finished in…

Testing Dates Coming Up for F.C. City Schools

Three different testing dates are coming up in March for Falls Church City Public School students. The Writing SOL for 8th graders will be on March 2 and 3. The…

FCPD DAILY RECAP for Wednesday, February 26

CALLS FOR SERVICE SUMMARY: Date Covered: 02/25/2020 Total calls for Service: 1263 Total Domestic Related Calls for Service: 24 Total Persons Experiencing Mental Health Crisis Calls for Service: 18 Total…

F.C. Author Hosts Talk About Latest Novel

Falls Church resident Sara Fitzgerald will talk about her new novel, “The Poet’s Girl,” and sign copies of the book at One More Page Books (220 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington)…

Regional home values now have been up 40 months in a row

The Washington region has now seen 40 consecutive months of year-over-year growth in home values, with January’s median sales price the highest for that month in a decade, according to…

EYA describes plan for townhouse development at Graham Park Plaza

An illustration of townhouses proposed by EYA for the Graham Park Plaza property. The EYA development company is planning a 180-unit townhouse community on the western part of the Graham Park…

SoberRide to be in operation for St. Patrick’s Day

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) will activate its SoberRide program across the region for St. Patrick’s Day.

DMV again urges residents to get REAL ID sooner rather than later

More than 850,000 Virginians in 2019 took the steps necessary to get a “REAL ID”-compliant driver’s license or identity card, but perhaps twice that many are still in need of…

Local Banker Retires from Wells Fargo

(Photo: News-Press) CAROLINA LARQUE VAZQUEZ (left), for almost 20 years an outstanding personal banker at the Wells Fargo branch at 1000 W. Broad in Falls Church, retired last Friday.Read Local…

Oakton grad to be enshrined in Va. high school hall of fame

Oakton High School graduate and girls basketball standout Jasmine Thomas has been selected to the Virginia High School League’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Mason Robotics Team Prepares for Competition

George Mason High School’s robotics team, 1418, has been working on this year’s robot design. They are more than halfway through the build season, which began at the start of…
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Prince William

Lake Ridge Chorale to celebrate 10 years with performance, “Then and Now”

Singers who belong to the non-profit Lake Ridge Chorale have been belting out notes for a decade.

Fredericksburg ball park: It’s more than just baseball, councilman says

The Fredericksburg Nationals will be playing their home opener in a brand new “state of the art” facility on April 23.

From minimum wage to guns, Senate moderates temper progressive push

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Manassas Mayor Hal Parrish II won’t seek reelection

Hal Parrish II is hanging up the mayor’s sash a the end of the year. The three-term Manassas City mayor announced he won’t seek reelection this fall.

Tele-schooling urged in case of coronavirus outbreak. Prince William monitors situation

Prince William County Public Schools officials are monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak.

Number of traffic crashes in Manassas at 5-year high

When drivers head out on Manassas streets might want to take it slower, and be extra cautious.Traffic crashes in Manassas at 5-year high

Mixed-use development eyed for Manassas parking lot

A mixed-use development has been proposed for a parking lot in downtown Manassas.

Police blotter: Man charged after gun fires into townhome; Arrest in gas station robbery; Teens charged in burglaries

An Ashland man was arrested Tuesday after his firearm discharged and fired a bullet into his neighbor’s kitchen wall, according to police.

Motivational dinner planned head of Marine Corps 17.75K

Runners and families can share meals with motivating Marines to prepare for the Marine Corps Marathon.

Police: Manassas woman charged with DUI, child neglect after crash sends 3-month-old to the hospital

A Manassas woman is being held without bond on child neglect, DUI and drug charges after police say she drove her vehicle off the road and struck a traffic-light pole,…

Brentsville Supervisor Still of Critical Devlin Road Residential Community

“I have a huge problem with this project. It is very dense,” Supervisor Jeanine Lawson said. “I struggle with that.” The post Brentsville Supervisor Still of Critical Devlin Road Residential…

Supervisors reject proposal for a new animal shelter in Manassas Park

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors rejected Tuesday night an option to replace the county’s animal shelter with a renovated veterinary clinic in Manassas Park and renovations to the…
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Reston / Herndon

Celebrity Tan France Visits ‘Purty’ Lake Anne Plaza

Tan France, a style guru who is on Netflix’s makeover show “Queer Eye,” made an unexpected stop to Reston over the weekend. The fashion designer and celebrity author stopped by…

Great Falls Dips in Rankings for ‘100 Richest Places’ in America

Great Falls has taken a tiny hit in Bloomberg’s annual index of the richest place in the D.C. area. The community ranks #20 on the list, down from #16 last…

Veteran Architects Reflect on Change After Retiring from Reston Association Board

The Reston Association’s Design Review Board bid farewell to two longtime architects and board members this month. Richard Newlon, who served on the board for 21 years, and Neal Roseberry,…

2020 Reston Association Board Election: Meet Sarah Selvaraj-Dsouza

Voting in the 2020 Reston Association Board of Directors election will run from March 2 through April 3. This is the last candidate profile. Featured here is Sarah Selvaraj-Dsouza, who is running against Paul Berry…

2020 Reston Association Board Election: Meet Paul Berry

Voting in the 2020 Reston Association Board of Directors election will run from March 2 through April 3. This is the last candidate profile. Featured here is Paul Berry, who is running against Sarah Selvaraj-Dsouza for…

Proposed Real Estate Tax Increase to Help Fund Affordable Housing

The real estate tax could increase by three cents in the next fiscal year if the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors accepts a budget proposed by County Executive Bryan Hill.…

Drug Rehab Center Prepares to Open in Reston This Spring

An addiction treatment center for drugs and alcohol recently announced its plans to expand into the Reston area. Sandstone Care specializes in addiction treatment and care for young adults and teens.…

Herndon, Reston Businesses Start Monthly Book and Tea Pairing

Three local businesses decided to partner on a brand new monthly book and tea pairing for people looking for book lovers and stay-cationers. The program, which makes its debut on…

Sweetgreen in Reston to Renovate Property Down the Block from Current Location

Sweetgreen has requested permission from Fairfax County to renovate property down the block from its current location 11935 Democracy Drive in Reston, according to county documents. The chain salad restaurant submitted…

Reston Association Letters Threatening Legal Action Rile Boat Owners

Local boat owners are protesting Reston Association’s enforcement of boat-related rules after the homeowner’s association sent out a batch of letters threatening legal action earlier this month. While the letters…

Tuesday Morning Notes

Burglary Reported on Friday — A burglar broke into a home on the 1500 block of Cameron Crescent Drive on Friday and stole personal property. Information about the incident was…

Queer Eye for the Straight Planned Community: An Honest-to-Goodness Lake Anne Celebrity Sighting

Brace yourselves, Restonians: the next South Beach could be on the shores of Lake Anne. According to the Facebooks, Tan France of the Queer Eye teevee series was out at…
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Tysons Corner / McLean

Photos: Work on New Office Tower Underway Near Greensboro Metro

Cranes and crews are busy working on a new office tower near the Greensboro Metro station in Tysons. Tysons Biergarten’s former site will soon become a 383,000-square-foot office tower with…

Paper Source to Open in The Boro This Week

Stationery and gift company Paper Source is set to open its doors in The Boro tomorrow (Thursday). An employee at the store told Tysons Reporter about the store’s planned opening at 1643 Boro…

Tysons-Based Security Company Sponsors Apprenticeship Program

A new apprenticeship program in Tysons will allow a wide range of job seekers in the technology industry to get a foothold in the workforce. The initiative welcomed 10 apprentices…

Vienna Town Council Proceeds With Plans for New Sidewalk

The Vienna Town Council recently revisited the idea of installing new sidewalks within three neighborhoods. After a former councilmember Maud Robinson donated a chunk of money in her will for the…

Tysons Goes to Hollywood: My Dad is Going to be on ‘Jeopardy!’

Editor’s Note — This is a guest post written by Saira Uttamchandani, an eighth-grader and Falls Church resident, that was submitted by her mom Komal Mohindra. The story has been lightly edited.  …

New Cantonese Eatery Brings Chinese BBQ to Tysons Galleria

Hei Hei Tiger is now serving up Cantonese cuisine in Tysons Galleria’s Urbanspace. The new eatery is from the team behind Tiger Fork in D.C. and opened yesterday (Tuesday) in the mall,…

Athleta Starting Free Fitness Bootcamp at Tysons Corner Center

The Athleta store in Tysons Corner Center plans to offer a monthly fitness bootcamp starting this weekend. The free bootcamps are set to take place at the Fashion Court on…

Convenience Store Closes at Tysons Corner Center

The Market at Tysons Corner has closed its doors at Tysons Corner Center. In the summer, the market relocated into a smaller space on the second level near Nordstrom. “Tysons Market…

Fairfax County Wants to Turn Vacant Tysons Building Into Pop-Up Space

Fairfax County is seeking proposals that would revamp the former home of the Container Store into a pop-up space. The site sits across from Embassy Suites by Hilton by the…

Parking Situation Remains Uncertain for Patrick Henry Library in Vienna

After months of deliberation, the Vienna Town Council still has not decided on a course of action for the parking situation for the upcoming redesign of the Patrick Henry Library.…

Board of Supervisors OKs $21M to Renovate McLean Private School

The Langley School, a private school in McLean, wants a multi-million-dollar makeover. Today (Tuesday), the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved issuing $21,000,000 in revenue bonds by the Fairfax County…

New British Music Venue and Pub Hopes to Open in Vienna

British music enthusiasts may soon be able to enjoy food and drink at an upcoming live performance venue in Vienna. The Hawk & Griffin Pub wants to offer guests a…
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Loudoun

Did the Coronavirus deter you from taking a trip? Virginia woman said it caused her to cancel her travel plans

The coronavirus deterred one Ashburn woman from taking a trip she planned, now she said she's not able to get her travel insurance refund.        

PHOTOS: Tuscarora falls to Millbrook in Region 4C girls’ semifinal

The Millbrook Pioneers rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to defeat the Tuscarora Huskies 64-60 in the Region 4C girls' basketball semifinals Tuesday night in Winchester.

MSAAC members call for Loudoun School Board member’s resignation after alleged racial insensitivity

Two representatives of the Loudoun County Public Schools Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee publicly called for School Board member John Beatty's resignation during Tuesday night's meeting.

Juddson Matthew Jackson

Juddson Matthew Jackson, 28, was hit by a train and killed in West Palm Beach, FL, on Thursday, February 13, 2020.Born Monday, January 13, 1992, in Warrenton, VA, he was…

Jane Elizabeth Frye

Our loving mother, Jane Elizabeth Frye, born February 12, 1928, passed away on February 17, 2020. Her late husband was Charles Eugene Frye. She is survived by her children, Margaret…

Alan Chauncey Case

Alan Chauncey Case, of Hamilton, VA, died February 22, 2020, at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, at the age of 60. Alan was born August 27, 1959, in Alexandria, VA. He was…

Thomas Francis Moorcones

Thomas Francis Moorcones, 87, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on February 9, 2020. Tom is the son of Anthony P. and Mary H. Moorcones. He was born in…

Alice V. Lucas

Alice V. Lucas passed February 12, 2020, at home in Leesburg, VA. Funeral services were held February 19, 2020 at Providence Baptist Church. For a full obituary and online condolences…

Michelle LaMay Forgash

Michelle LaMay Forgash, of Leesburg, Virginia, passed away peacefully sur-rounded by her family on February 18, at 4:35 p.m. after a long battle with colon cancer. She was 48 years…

Charles J. Ford Jr.

Charles J. Ford Jr. (October 18, 1927 to February 22, 2020) was born in Round Hill, VA, to Charles J. Ford and Ruth Bridges. He attended VPI and SU before…

Leesburg Gourmet to open in former Leesburg Vintner space

The former Leesburg Vintner space on King Street will soon become Leesburg Gourmet.

868 Vineyards First Fully ‘Loudoun Made, Loudoun Grown’ Virginia Governor’s Cup Winner

868 Estate Vineyards won Virginia’s top wine honor on Tuesday evening, taking home the 2020 Virginia Governor’s Cup for the vineyard’s 2017 Vidal Blanc Passito. This marks the first time…
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Alexandria

Alexandria Says Yes to 400 Helbiz e-Bikes and e-Scooters

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Helbiz, a global leader in micro-mobility, has been awarded a permit to operate both its innovative e-bikes and e-scooters in Alexandria, making it the only company to offer…

2020 James Beard Award Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists Announced

Alexandria, VA  Today is the day the semifinalist list of James Beard Award nominees is presented. Watch for the down select on March 25 to five finalists, and the winners are…

Former Neo-Nazi leader arrested in Virginia swatting scheme

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say a former neo-Nazi leader in Texas has been arrested and charged with a series phony bomb threats made in Virginia. Twenty-six-year-old John C. Denton…

$6 Million Can Reopen Alexandria’s Holmes Run Trail

Holmes Run Trail was pummeled in the epic rainstorm in July 2019 and had to be closed. (Photo: City of Alexandria)ALEXANDRIA, VA – Alexandria City Manager Mark Jinks has proposed…

City Manager Proposes Funding to Reopen Storm-Damaged Portions of Holmes Run Trail: http://alexandriava.gov/113877 .pic.twitter.com/LsiHiP00Nc

City Manager Proposes Funding to Reopen Storm-Damaged Portions of Holmes Run Trail: http://alexandriava.gov/113877 . pic.twitter.com/LsiHiP00Nc

Alex311 Replaces the City’s Previous Call.Click.Connect. Service

Alexandria, VA – The City of Alexandria has launched a new customer service initiative called Alex311, to connect customers to more than 175 City services in a variety of convenient…

The City has launched Alex311 (@AlexandriaVA311), a new initiative to connect customers to more than 175 City services in a variety of convenient ways. The service includes new web, mobile app, social media and phone options to submit requests. More: http://alexandriava.gov/113848 pic.twitter.com/Rn0CaRw8PO

The City has launched Alex311 ( @AlexandriaVA311), a new initiative to connect customers to more than 175 City services in a variety of convenient ways. The service includes new web,…

Alexandria Family Loses Son and Donates $10,000 for Sensory Room Upgrades

The MacDonald Family gave back to ACPS because they know the Sensory Room can help other children like their son Daniel. (Photo: ACPS)ALEXANDRIA, VA – Daniel MacDonald was just six-years old…

Did you know that city residents Lillie Finklea and Louise Massoud helped to protect a Civil War-era African American burial ground? Learn more and celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth with City events, activities & more: http://alexandriava.gov/BlackHistory .pic.twitter.com/6HH2mAJXEu

Did you know that city residents Lillie Finklea and Louise Massoud helped to protect a Civil War-era African American burial ground? Learn more and celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth with City events, activities…

Alexandria water taxi to expand its hours for morning commuters

The Alexandria City Council has decided to allow the Potomac Riverboat Company to begin operating its water taxi commuter service a half-hour earlier at 6 a.m. instead of 6:30 a.m.…

Top Five Books Checked Out of the T.C. Williams and Minnie Howard Library During the Last Five Years

The library at T.C. Williams High School provides a great source of escapism for our teenage students. The shelves are lined with 17,000 books, and the amazing librarians are on…

The Delicate Balance of Patterson Hood

By Steve Houk  livingonmusic.com Looking at things from a bird’s eye view — maybe one of an Osprey or Cooper’s Hawk sailing over his home in Oregon — Patterson Hood has a…
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