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Arlington News

‘It’s always been optional’: Arlington Education Association president responds to statement on summer program teacher shortage

The Arlington, Virginia, Education Association president is responding to a statement from the school system released Monday saying some summer programs will not be held because of a teacher shortage.…

Building Healing Communities – Virtual Community Conference

The Child and Family Services Division (CFSD) announces Building Healing Communities: Conversations on Mental Health, Resilience, and Equity, a 4-day virtual community conference. COVID has been difficult for our community.…

Listing of the Day: 2000 N. Culpeper Street

Address: 2000 N. Culpeper StreetNeighborhood: John M. LangstonListed: $675,000Open: Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Find charm galore in this classic Arlington bungalow in popular High View Park. Gleaming original hardwood floors, high…

ArtStream wins national grant to support porgramming

ArtStream, an inclusive-theater program that works with adults and youth in Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland, has been awarded $20,000 in “Grants for the Arts Projects” funding by the National…

Details announced for Columbia Pike Blues Festival

The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization will be hosting its annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival with both in-person and online options the weekend of June 18-20.

Wakefield HS Student’s Art to Be Displayed in Capitol

A Wakefield High School student’s digital photo titled “Shadows of Democracy” will be featured in the U.S. Capitol. Charlie Williams, a senior, noted that he took the digital photo of…

Man in Arlington charged with carrying concealed weapon after police investigate threats near school

A man in Arlington County, Virginia, has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon after police investigating threats reportedly made by a student near Wakefield High School discovered a gun…

JBG Smith Brings Two Residential Towers to County Board for Approval

After months of public review, a proposal for two mixed-use towers in Crystal City from JBG Smith is slated for County Board approval this Saturday. The 2.4-acre site at 2001…

JUST IN: Local Coronavirus Cases Reach Lowest Point Since July

A total of 75 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Arlington over the past week, after four straight days of single-digit case counts. That’s the lowest trailing seven-day case…

Police: Man Facing Gun Charges After Wakefield HS Incident

A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection to an incident in which a Wakefield High School student allegedly made threats of violence. As first reported by ARLnow, Wakefield was…

Crime Report: May 13, 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…

Baby Turtles Are on the Move in Arlington

No, that’s not a small rock — just a baby turtle trying to make its way across a thoroughfare. Turtles are out and about this spring, sometimes crossing local trails…
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Fairfax

Jurassic Encounter lands at Bull Run Regional Park

Bull Run Park in Centreville will come to life this weekend with an assortment of dinosaurs, large and small, as part of The Jurassic Encounter.

Contractor to do maintenance at Spring Hill Park

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Fairfax Park Authority wins slew of national awards

Five Fairfax County Park Authority nominees have been honored by the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO) with 2021 NACPRO Awards, which honor excellence in the field…

Youths age 12-15 can now get COVID vaccinations

Teens now eligible for the COVID vaccine. [News Leader]Now that the federal government has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in adolescents, Fairfax County parents can make appointments for…

Meet the candidates: Holly Hazard

Holly Hazard (right) on the campaign trail.The Annandale Blog sent the same questionnaire to the two people running in the Democratic Primary for the 38th District seat in the Virginia…

COVID-19 Vaccine for 12- to 15-Year-Olds Is Now Available, Here Is What You Need To Know

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that providers across the Commonwealth could begin vaccinating those aged 12-15 following federal approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in adolescents. Previously, this…

CAPPIES: McLean High School students channel their inner voices

This past year has proven to be a global struggle that has prevented us from being able to perform our favorite activities the way we usually do.

Farewell, Helen Winter and Gwen Cody

Helen WinterAnnandale lost two longtime pillars of the community within the past few weeks: Helen Winter and Gwen Cody.Helen Winter, informally known as the “first lady of Annandale,” passed away…

EV Battery Recycling: Beyond End-of-Life Applications

Fairfax County Police arrest woman who allegedly posed as lawyer to dupe immigrants

Jasmine Moawad is charged with two counts of felony larceny for allegedly preying on people for help on immigration issues out of an office in Tysons Corner.

Middle-school quiz-bowl team finishes second nationally

A quiz-bowl team from Longfellow Middle School finished second in the nation in the 2021 Middle School National Championship Tournament, held online the weekend of May 1.

The 4 Life Skills Kids Learn from Kundalini Yoga Class

(BPT) - A growing number of children are practicing yoga. In 2012, 3.1% of American children were taking yoga classes, and that number more than doubled to 8.4% in 2018.…
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Prince William

Old Gander Mountain vaccine clinic to begin inoculating 12- to 15-year-olds Friday

The community vaccination center at the old Gander Mountain store near Potomac Mills will begin giving COVID-19 vaccinations to 12- to 15-year-olds beginning tomorrow, Friday, May 14, according to the…

Gas shortage prompts free fares on FRED Transit buses

FRED Transit buses are running without fares for the next few days in the light of the gasoline shortage. The transit system that serves Fredericksburg and Stafford County writes: FRED…

Study examines Metro extension from Springfield to Quantico

  The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission is looking into improving transportation accessibility between the Marine Corps Base and Springfield, the terminus of Metro’s blue line.The study known as the Springfield…

Prince William schools named best for music education

The quick shift to virtual learning in 2020 created many new challenges for teachers across the country, but PWCS educators continue to rise to the top.

Stafford’s Gauntlet Golf Course requests stimulus funds for for repairs

A golf club in Stafford County is asking for federal funds for repairs to its parking lot.  The parking lot at The Gauntlet Golf Club was built in 1995 when…

Quantico Marine living in Woodbridge charged in connection with Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol

An Marine officer stationed at Quantico and living in Woodbridge was arrested Thursday and charged with crimes related to the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol that disrupted a…

Virginia Walk-in Vaccination Center to Begin Vaccinating Adolescents Friday

Walk-in Community Vaccination Clinics (CVC) will begin administering COVID-19 vaccinations to those 12-15, Friday. The post Virginia Walk-in Vaccination Center to Begin Vaccinating Adolescents Friday appeared first on Bristow Beat.

Report of rape near BJ Wholesale Club in Woodbridge unfounded, police said

Police in Prince William County said a report of a rape that occurred in a grassy area on Golansky Boulevard, near BJ’s Wholesale Club was unfounded. We reported the case…

Stafford spends $2 million to install air purifiers in each public school

Stafford County Public Schools spent $2 million to install new air purifiers in each of its government-run school buildings. The county followed the lead of schools from 32 other states…

Brooke Point High School plows new ground with hydroponic vertical garden

High School students participating in the Culinary Arts, Business, IT, and IB Environmental Science programs at Brooke Point High School (BPHS) in Stafford are taking gardening to a whole new…

Local police more likely to search Black, Hispanic drivers during traffic stops

CEO aims to ‘close the gap’ in senior care with cross-country e-bike trek

Jeff Salter, chief executive officer of Caring Senior Services, is biking 9,000 miles cross country in four months to raise awareness to gaps in senior care.
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Reston / Herndon

Sushi and Thai restaurant to open at Plaza America later this month

A new restaurant that offers sushi and Thai cuisine has taken up residence at Plaza America in Reston. SAAO Thai and Sushi will open its doors in late May, according…

Del. Ken Plum: Unemployment in a Time of Crisis

This is an opinion column by Del. Ken Plum (D), who represents Reston in Virginia’s House of Delegates. It does not reflect the opinion of Reston Now. The number of…

Fairfax County adolescents are able to get Pfizer vaccine starting today

Fairfax County residents aged 12 to 15 years old can get the Pfizer vaccine starting today. Last night (May 12), the Virginia Department of Health announced that adolescents in this…

DEVELOPING: South Lakes BB&T Bank robbed, police say to avoid area

Fairfax County police are asking the public to avoid the South Lakes Village Shopping Center area after a robbery was reported at the BB&T Bank there. The Fairfax County Police…

Gas shutdown sends Fairfax County drivers to the pumps as officials urge calm

An end to the nation’s gasoline supply anxieties is within sight, but not before fears of a shortage fueled a panic-buying frenzy throughout Virginia, including in Fairfax County. The Colonial…

County staff supports plan to replace parking and retail with office space at Reston Gateway

Fairfax County’s planning staff recommends allowing Boston Properties to replace garage parking, retail, and restaurant space with office space in the next block of the massive Reston Gateway mixed-use development.…

Reston Rentals: May 12, 2021

If you’re looking to rent in Reston, there are a number of single-family homes and townhomes/condos available. As of May 10, there were 87 homes for rent, according to Homesnap.…

Mary Barthelson: On police reform, affordable housing, and other voter questions

This opinion piece from Mary Barthelson, who is challenging Del. Ken Plum in the Democratic primary for the 36th House District seat, was submitted this article in response to Reston…

Yikes: Colonial Pipeline Hack Literally Under Our Feet

You know how the Colonial Pipeline was hacked with ransomware demands, leading the pipeline to shut down and spike gas prices across the East Coast? Yeah, that was awesome, except…

Recent thefts at a Reston community garden lead to increased security and police involvement

Recent thefts at Reston community gardens are leading to increased security and involvement of the police, Reston Association announced in a statement yesterday (May 10). Just last week, thieves stole…

Public Art Reston announces new executive director

Public Art Reston has a new executive director. The nonprofit announced last week that Trinity Villanueva officially took over the role on April 26. She succeeds Anne Delaney, who served…

County staff give support to Tall Oaks Assisted Living parking lot expansion

The potential expansion of Tall Oaks Assisted Living Facility’s parking lot has taken another step. After earning conceptual approval from the Reston Association Design Review Board on April 20, the…
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Tysons Corner / McLean

Traffic still a concern for residents in the West Falls Church Metro area

The arduous journey toward a re-imagined West Falls Church Transit Station Area is drawing to a close with the last two approvals slated for this summer. “I want to thank…

McLean Community Center shares new executive director’s program ambitions

Daniel Phoenix Singh has officially taken over as the new executive director of the McLean Community Center. The MCC Governing Board appointed Singh as the center’s new executive director on…

Tysons Partnership Delivers Bold New Brand to Tysons

Tysons Partnership today launched its highly anticipated new brand and website for Tysons.The brand launch follows on the heels of the Partnership’s release of the Tysons Economic Study and Market Report earlier,…

Fairfax County police arrest woman for allegedly posing as immigration attorney

Fairfax County Deputy Chief of Police for Investigations and Operations Support Lt. Col. Tom Ryan announces an arrest in ongoing larceny investigation (Staff Photo by Jay Westcott)Fairfax County police arrested…

Falls Church relaxes noise ordinance, but some fear it’s not far enough for local businesses

The City of Falls Church is keeping some of the relaxed restrictions on noise levels for businesses put into effect during the pandemic, but it isn’t going as far as…

Just Sold in Tysons, McLean and Vienna: May 12, 2021

This past week, 24 properties were sold in Tysons Corner, McLean and Vienna, according to Homesnap. This included a six-bedroom home complete with a gym, sauna, hot tub and pool…

Recovery After Pandemic Survey

Tysons Partnership has put together a survey to help us understand peoples’ intentions and plans as the region begins to return to pre-pandemic daily activities like office, shopping, dining, and riding transit. Please…

Fairfax County to host virtual career fair for entry-level workers

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is hosting its fifth virtual career fair on May 20. More than 25 Northern Virginia companies will participate in the fair, which is…

Media Alert: Detectives Arrest Woman Posing as Attorney

McLean Police District – Detectives from our Organized Crime and Intelligence Bureau arrested a forty-five-year-old woman who misrepresented herself as an attorney and accepted money for legal services that placed…

Fairfax County to begin transition to electric vehicles after landing $4.4M in state funds

Fairfax County is taking a small but crucial first step toward electrifying its sprawling government vehicle fleet, thanks to more than $4 million in state grants. Gov. Ralph Northam announced…

Fairfax County pushes McLean school to document history before it’s demolished

The Madeira School in McLean could undergo an extensive overhaul if its application goes through, but down the road, Fairfax County staff say the school might consider being designated as…

Pop-up hotel partners with The Boro to make presence permanent

Residents of The Boro’s Rise and Bolden Apartments will soon be treated to the luxuries of a hotel to go with the units’ $5,500-per-month price tag. Pop-up hotel operator WhyHotel…
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Loudoun

Most Northern Virginia home-sellers getting more than they ask for

The real-estate frenzy across the Washington area continues to result in many properties selling for more than listing price, and the outer suburbs are seeing this trend most significantly.

Little Beast Bistro, Red Velvet Cupcakery coming to Reston

The two new businesses are reportedly taking over the former Famous Toastery location.

Fred’s Chicken Shack debuts at Loudoun food emporium

The restaurant focuses on the popular chicken sandwich craze as well as wings and other dishes.

Loudoun to announce American Rescue Plan recommendations in June; towns await allocation totals

Loudoun County’s finance committee will receive recommendations next month for how to spend an estimated $80 million of federal aid money for expenditures, investments, revenue loss and immediate needs, according…

Changes proposed for LCPS student search, seizure policy to address rights, training

After a multifaceted, roughly year-long review process, a slew of changes to Loudoun County Public Schools’ student search and seizure policy are set to be approved, emphasizing such issues as…

Three best friends from Leesburg to make cross-country ride for mental health awareness

This summer, three best friends from Leesburg are embarking on a cross-country motorcycle trip with the goal of raising funds and bringing awareness to mental health issues.

Drivers waiting in long lines at area gas stations

A handful of gas stations are out of fuel while others report having limited supplies left.

Drivers waiting in long lines at Loudoun gas stations

A handful of gas stations are out of fuel while others report having limited supplies left.

Home of the Week: 17702 Karen Hope Ct., Hamilton

“The whole grounds just look like a resort,” listing agent Nancy Tessman said of this 3.45-acre Hamilton property, which includes a five-bedroom home, a heated pool and mature trees on…

School Board to decide whether to adopt staggered terms

Members of the Loudoun County School Board may have their terms staggered, a possibility the board members discussed during a Tuesday session.

School Board repurposes $15.8M in unspent 2020-2021 funds

On Tuesday, the Loudoun County School Board voted to repurpose approximately $15.8 million in unspent funds from the 2020-2021 academic year to address unexpected increased costs elsewhere.

Sweet Frog yogurt shop reportedly headed to South Riding

It will join other tenants in the South Riding Town Center.
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Alexandria

Teachers: Goddard Space Flight Center Hosting Virtual Field Trips

Learn about building a satellite and more for free Pixabay photo by PexelsALEXANDRIA, VA-Teachers, looking for a fun STEM-related activity to do with your class? NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center…

Alexandria Health Department Offering COVID-19 Vaccine to Ages 12 and Up

Pfizer vaccine also available at medical clinics and pharmacies Pixabay photo by Ali RazaALEXANDRIA, VA-The Alexandria Health Department (AHD) and other neighborhood medical sites are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine…

HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS

Image by Thomas Ulrich from PixabayWhile the technological landscape of our times is too dynamic to stop and fixate on one trend, social media marketing is one of the themes…

Woman in custody after gunfire near Alexandria courthouse

A woman is in custody after a shooting incident on King Street, near the courthouse in Alexandria Wednesday afternoon. According to Alexandria police, a Virginia State Police special agent heard…

Washington Business Journal Honors City of Alexandra for Development Projects

Awards received for redevelopment of Landmark Mall site and the Bloom at Braddock The Bloom occupies the top six stories of the Carpenter’s Shelter (Photo courtesy of the City of…

Businesses in DMV could feel impact of gasoline supply shortage

An Alexandria gas station had to close late and open early due to high demand.

Alexandria Resident Joyce Hylton Wins Environmental Excellence Award

Joyce Hylton, winner of the 2021 Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award (Photo courtesy The Hodges Partnership)ALEXANDRIA, VA-Alexandria resident Joyce Hylton is the winner of the 2021 Ellen Pickering Environmental Award.…

Alexandria Pool Designs Released Ahead of Community Feedback Meeting

Attend virtually on Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m. Photo courtesy City of AlexandriaALEXANDRIA, VA-One week ago, The Zebra Press reported that Alexandria’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities…

‘Put us in a bad situation’ | Alexandria gas station runs out of fuel for a day after Colonial Pipeline hack

An expert with AAA advises drivers not to panic buy, or shortages and price increases will only worsen.

Alexandria gas station runs out of fuel for a day after Colonial Pipeline hack

An expert with AAA advises drivers not to panic buy, or shortages and price increases will only worsen.

Virginia ABC Stores Returning to Pre-Pandemic Hours Starting Friday, May 14

Virginia ABC stores back to opening at 10 a.m. everyday starting Friday, May 14, 2021 after a year of reduced operating hours due to pandemic.ALEXANDRIA– After more than a year…

 5 things that make you vulnerable online

Image by Gerd Altmann from PixabayIn this modern dispensation, there is no better time to be wary of data privacy. Our daily lives are integrated into the life support of…
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