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Arlington News

Police Investigate Shots Fired Incident in Green Valley Neighborhood

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating a shots fired incident which occurred in the Green Valley neighborhood on the evening of September 25, 2021. At…

Police: Alert officers catch felon attempting to ditch gun

On Sept. 17 at 9:14 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Columbia Pike to provide assistance to personnel from the county’s Department of Human Services, Arlington police…

5K fund-raiser to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Bridges to Independence, a local social-safety-net organization, will host its fourth annual Home Run for the Homeless 5K on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Bluemont Park.

Police: Victim declines to assist in stabbing investigation

On Sept. 19 at 9:37 p.m., an individual was reported to be suffering from stab wounds at North Pershing Drive at North Thomas Street, Arlington police said.

Future of dance/movement program for those with Parkinson's is assured

Bowen McCauley Dance Company has announced that its Dance for Parkinson’s Disease initiative will now partner with the Kennedy Center and the George Mason University School of Dance.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Introducing Your New Local Experts

[embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=SuYKghOvW9k&feature=oembed[/embed] Hello! We are McEnearney Associates Realtors, and we have partnered with ARLnow to launch a new community video series highlighting neighborhoods in Arlington and beyond that we absolutely love!…

Arlington shut out in quest for 2021-22 Blue Ribbon School

One Fairfax County school was named among seven Virginia public schools honored as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, but the rest of Northern Virginia’s…

Commonwealth’s Attorney Recall Effort Ramps Up

A recall effort targeting Arlington’s top prosecutor is reportedly gaining some traction. In August, a political group named Virginians for Safe Communities (VSC) launched a recall effort against Parisa Dehghani-Tafti,…

Your Beermonger: The Difference Between Oktoberfest, Marzen and Festbier

This sponsored column is written by Todd Himes, beermonger at Arrowine (4508 Lee Highway). Sign up for the email newsletter and receive exclusive discounts and offers. Order from Arrowine’s expanding online store for curbside pickup. This…

Crime Report: September 24, 2021

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…

Valley Fest Beer Festival Returns, Prompting Road Closures

After the pandemic put a fledgling outdoor beer and community event on hold last year, Valley Fest is back. The festival, organized by New District Brewing Co., will take place…

Fall Fun: Celebrate the season across Northern Virginia

Fall festivals, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and haunted trails are making a return this season. Here’s a look at a number of events across the region, but keep in mind…
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Fairfax

Fairfax, Vienna police collaborate on burglary investigation

Vienna police officers on Sept. 19 at 3:30 a.m. responded to a reported attempted burglary during which someone attempted to gain entry into a home through the front door.

Fairfax police continue investigation of multiple overdoses

Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department’s Organized Crime and Narcotics Division and its Major Crimes Bureau continue to investigate after six people overdosed Sept. 21 in the Falls Church…

Survey: Va. veterans faced difficult year due to COVID

A new survey suggests that nearly one in five veterans living in Virginia believe the year of COVID has been the most challenging non-combat year of their lives, a rate…

Home-builders group collecting diapers to support at-risk families

The cost of disposable diapers is nearly $1,000 a year per child, and the charitable arm of local home-builders is doing something to help families that struggle to meet the…

Virginia home sales returning to seasonal norms after COVID shakeup

Home sales across Virginia remained solid if not spectacular in August, but the market seems to be returning to more seasonal ebbs and flows after nearly 18 months in which…

New era dawns in Tysons with dedication of fire station

The eastern edge of Tysons, home to many burgeoning new development projects, now has a nearby Fire and Rescue Department station to keep it safe.

FCPD Weekly Recaps for Friday, September 24

CALLS FOR SERVICE SUMMARY:                   Date Covered: 9/17- 9/23/21 Total Calls for Service: 7321 Total Domestic Related Calls for Service: 205 Total Persons Experiencing Mental Health Crisis Calls for Service:…

Input sought for new military base names, including Fort Belvoir

The commission tasked with recommending new names for nearly a dozen military installations honoring Confederate leaders is seeking citizen input on what to name Fort Belvoir and three other Virginia…

Vienna celebrates two years' worth of volunteerism

After a year’s hiatus, Vienna officials on Sept. 21 honored an extra-large crop of outstanding volunteers at the town’s annual Mayor’s Volunteer Recognition Reception.

Local students named National Merit Semifinalists

A total of 214 students from 16 high schools from across Fairfax County Public Schools have been named semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for 2022.

Calling All Backyarders: Fall Is Your Time

(NAPSI)—Backyarding, the trend to move many indoor activities outdoors, is now a permanent way of life. During the pandemic, learning to work, entertain, vacation, work out and more right in…

How to protect the simple joys in life – like coffee time

(BPT) - Americans might not agree on whether hot coffee or iced coffee is better (although a new study1 suggests that hot coffee remains superior), but they can agree on…
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Prince William

Survey: Virginia veterans faced difficult year due to COVID

A new survey suggests that nearly one in five veterans living in Virginia believe the year of COVID has been the most challenging non-combat year of their lives, a rate…

Prince William shopping centers adapt to demographic changes

The coronavirus pandemic devastated many brick-and-mortar retailers and forced a rapid shift to online and curbside services.

Losing population? What happened with Haymarket's Census?

Scouring the plethora of numbers in the 2020 Census could break a person.

Culpeper woman killed in Route 28 crash

A Culpeper was killed in a crash in Nokesville on Friday, September 24. From Prince William police — On September 24 at 2:02PM, investigators with the Crash Investigation Unit responded to…

Police report fatal accident investigation Sept. 24 on Nokesville Rd.

Three vehicles were in an accident involving three vehicles Sept. 24 on Nokesville Rd. One driver died.

Where to find a COVID-19 vaccine this week: Occoquan craft fair, LaAzteca grocery, the Manassas mall

The Prince William Health District continues to make COVID-19 vaccines available on a walk-up basis for those who need first, second and third doses. The health district is not yet…

Taking the mystery out of cholesterol

(BPT) - Research indicates that nearly 38% of US adults aged 20 years or older have high cholesterol, which puts them at a higher risk for heart attack and stroke.…

Weekend best bets: Occoquan Fall craft fair, ‘Queen of Hearts'

For the first time since the pandemic hit in 2020, the popular Occoquan Fall Arts and Crafts Show will return to Historic Occoquan this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25…

Simplify Your Dental Shopping Experience

(StatePoint) Whether you’re shopping in the dental aisle or scrolling online, it may be surprising to see just how many products there are to choose from. However, dentists have a…

3 Fun, Fashionable Trends for Fall

(StatePoint) While comfort reigns supreme in fashion and accessories, the transition to the cooler months offers opportunities for fun, statement-making outfits for the new season. The good news is that…

Culpeper woman dies after three-vehicle crash in Nokesville

A 65-year-old Culpeper woman died Friday following a crash in Nokesville that left two others injured.

Police: Culpeper woman, 65, dies after 3-car wreck in Nokesville

A 65-year-old Culpeper woman has died as a result of injuries she sustained Friday afternoon in a three-car wreck on Nokesville Road in Nokesville, according to Prince William County police.
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Reston / Herndon

Here are Reston Now’s top stories of the week

Office Depot closing (Photo via tip) Before we head into a weekend, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories on the site in recent days. Red Velvet Bakery…

Fairfax County pushes for changes to unfunded electric vehicle rebates

A new rebate program that starts next year would give thousands of dollars to Virginians who buy or lease an electric vehicle. But it’s not funded. Fairfax County officials said the…

Delta variant prompts NextStop Theatre to draw the curtain on some shows

Elisa Rosman of NextStop Theatre Co. (Photo via NextStop Theatre Co.) After reopening its doors for the first indoor production during the pandemic in August, Herndon’s NextStop Theatre Company plans…

Name-changing ceremony for Southgate Community Center set for October

Southgate Community Center will be renamed after former Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins at a formal community day next month. Hudgins, who represented the Hunter Mill District from 2000…

From dish washer to owner, local immigrant brings pizza spot to Reston

A new pizza restaurant is opening in Lake Anne plaza by early December. And it’s owned by Yasser Baslios, an Egyptian immigrant who first began as a dish washer at…

New Herndon business looks to buy, sell outdoor gear

A business acting as a trading post for outdoor gear is ramping up for a big unveil in Herndon. The newly formed Good Wolf Gear looks to buy and sell…

Cornerstones celebrates 50th anniversary of giving

An entity that launched to serve those in need over 50 years ago is celebrating its successes and looking at what’s ahead in order to help others. What began as…

Herndon Councilmembers Divided on Proposed Gun Ban

Second public hearing planned Sept. 28.

Reston small businesses: Are you hiring and need support? We can help

The Return to Earn initiative was launched in June of this year to help small businesses find and retain the talent they need while also helping unemployed Virginian’s transition back…

RA to vote on new standards for EV charging stations

An electric vehicle charging station already installed in Reston (Photo via screenshot/Reston Association) As more and more drivers shift to sustainable vehicles, a design review board for the Reston Association…

Reston Home Insider: The Dangers of Overpricing Your Home

We’re in a seller’s market. We’ve all heard it from our friends and seen it on the news. However, I’ve been on showings with buyer clients recently and noticed some…

Local employee awarded employee of the year RAMMY

PassionFish (Photo by PassionFish) A local employee was selected as employee of the year during this year’s RAMMYS. The awards, which are organized by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington. Fully vaccinated…
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Tysons Corner / McLean

Tysons Corner gets a Halloween pop-up, a Uniqlo-like lifestyle retailer, and more changes

While Bisnonna Bakeshop got the most high-profile welcome, the Italian bakery isn’t the only recent newcomer to Tysons Corner Center. One week earlier, Extreme Halloween started haunting the mall’s large,...

Construction work will close I-495 South lanes in Tysons this weekend

The Capital Beltway will have slightly less room to accommodate drivers in Tysons this weekend, with construction work shutting down one lane starting tonight (Friday). The Virginia Department of Transportation...

Shake Shack cooks up Mosaic District plans

Shake Shack wants to take over a closed restaurant in the Mosaic District. The burger-and-shake chain has been working through Fairfax County’s permitting process to move into the former Choolaah...

Tysons gets new preschool option with opening of Celebree School franchise location

The first Virginia franchise location of the Celebree School has officially opened in Tysons. Focusing on early childhood education, the Celebree School of Tysons-Jones Branch serves infants through pre-kindergarten children....

Pet of the Week: Petey, a shy terrier sweetie who lost his owner to COVID-19

Meet Petey, a timid terrier still learning how to run, play and enjoy doggie life after losing his owner to COVID-19.

Wee Chic and Puree Juice Bar close Mosaic District stores

The Mosaic District will soon be a little emptier, with the impending closure of Wee Chic (2905 District Avenue, Suite 120) coming on the heels of the recent departure of Purée...

FCPS seeks to put new trial for sexual assault lawsuit on hold, potentially setting up Supreme Court appeal

Fairfax County Public Schools has asked a federal appeals court to postpone an ordered retrial of a former Oakton High School student’s sexual assault lawsuit, setting up a possible escalation...

Amid changing COVID rules, FCPS discusses mandating vaccines for all students later this year

McNair Elementary School students pick up lunch on their first day of school for the 2021-2022 academic year (via FCPS) Fairfax County Public Schools is revising a number of procedures...

McLean Community Center hopes for normalcy with proposed budget

The McLean Community Center Governing Board will hold a public hearing tonight (Wednesday) on its proposed budget for fiscal year 2023. The board meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at...

Tysons small businesses: Are you hiring and need support? We can help

If you're a small business in Tysons, you could receive up to $250 per new hire through the Return to Earn initiative.

Vienna tattoo removal center will get clean slate with acquisition

A tattoo removal clinic in the Town of Vienna is ready for a fresh look. UnTattooU announced this morning (Wednesday) that it has been acquired by fellow tattoo removal specialist...

FCPS special education review finds inequitable discipline, transparency concerns

The Fairfax County School Board discusses a first-year interim report of a two-year review of the district’s special education program (via FCPS) Fairfax County Public Schools is conducting the first...
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Loudoun

Eleven indicted in VCU hazing death of Loudoun resident Adam Oakes

Eleven people have been indicted, all but three of them arrested, in connection to the death of 19-year-old Virginia Commonwealth University student Adam Oakes of Loudoun County, police in Richmond…

Ashburn breweries share stories about their unique brand names

When beer lovers stop in at a local brewery, the main joy is — of course — the beer.

Loudoun's Varsity Football Week 5 Scoreboard

Broad Run, Heritage, Independence, John Champe, Loudoun County, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools earned wins Friday night during the fifth week of the 2021 varsity football season.

How to maintain hardwood floors

Hardwood floors have long been sought after by home buyers. In its 2019 “Remodeling Impact Report,” the National Association of Realtors® revealed that new wood flooring was the fourth most…

Still cooking with gas or electric? A case for induction cooking

The best kitchen updates don’t just enhance the beauty of your space. They allow you to simplify your life, make better choices, and improve your relationship with your kitchen. And…

Must-have features in your bathroom remodel

Veteran homeowners recognize the value of remodeling their kitchens and bathrooms. Kitchens and baths tend to appear dated more quickly than other spaces, such as living rooms and bedrooms, which…

How to personalize any space using custom-designed wallpaper

In case you missed it, wallpaper has made a comeback in the interior design world. This is for good reason. Today, there are literally millions of designs from which to…

Illuminating ideas for hanging string lights in your backyard

So, you’ve created the backyard of your dreams and love everything about it — except that seeing your surroundings can sometimes be a challenge once the sun’s gone down. As…

Reduce your energy bills this fall with these tips

The updates you make in fall can prepare your home for the long winter months ahead, helping you stay more comfortable all season while reducing your energy bills and other…

Is your HVAC system ready for cool weather?

As you enjoy mild autumn weather, take time to ensure your home is equipped to handle the chilly months ahead. Following these steps will mean a more comfortable, energy-efficient winter:

LCSO Seeks Whereabouts of Sterling Girl

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of a missing 11-year-old Sterling girl.

5 ways to stay busy and active in retirement

Many people look forward to their retirement for years. However, once it begins, they may find all the newfound free time overwhelming.
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Alexandria

Connection Newspapers managing editor Kemal Kurspahic dies

Kemal Kurspahic, managing editor of Alexandria-based The Connection Newspapers and acclaimed former editor-in-chief of Oslobodjenje, Sarajevo’s daily newspaper, died last week after a stroke, Connection Newspapers reported. Kurspahic, born Dec.…

‘Fences’ is a triumph at The Little Theatre of Alexandria

August Wilson’s ‘Fences‘ might just be one of the best productions that The Little Theatre of Alexandria has put on in years. The 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a close…

City looks to state funding for Holmes Run Trail improvement and West End Transitway

The City of Alexandria is sending a funding request to the state that could help create a better Holmes Run Trail Bridge and push the West End Transitway into its…

Alexandria Couple Donates Edward R. Murrow World War II Microphone to the National Press Club

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New flood zone estimates could cost homeowners hundreds per year in Alexandria

Controversy erupts as the nation's mortgage industry warns that climate change could overwhelm the insurance system

My View with John Porter: We’re back – to school, that is

In the past few weeks, students across the nation have returned to school. For many, the return to in-person learning is a welcome change after spending all or much of…

Goodwin House launches new Alzheimer’s awareness program

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Goodwin House, a senior living and health care organization, celebrated World Alzheimer’s Month and launched a public service announcement program during an event held for…

City warns of fentanyl-laced cocaine

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com After six people overdosed in Fairfax County on Tuesday morning, the city issued a warning of what is believed to be a deadly batch of…

Real Talk: Goldilocks and the three pricing strategies

By Elizabeth Lucchesi Once upon a time, a little blonde girl used trial and error to find a bowl of porridge, a rocking chair and a bed that was just…

Alexandria Celebrates Women: The art of protest

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller Two hundred years ago, an American woman’s creative expression had to be pretty and practical. Restricted by society, women possessed few materials, little formal…

Common kitchen design myths and blunders

By Rory Callaghan Everyone has a basic understanding of kitchen design because we each know how we use our kitchens. But usually when we move into a house, we just…

Home profile: The house that music built

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Nestled at the end of a cul de sac, on a quiet street branching off of Taney Avenue in the West End is one of…
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