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Arlington News

Acclaimed Arlington art instructor Blanche Kirchner dies at 98

Blanche Kirchner, who brought her zest for art to likely thousands of students through the Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation, died April 14, just a few weeks shy of…

School Board contender: E-mails will show nothing untoward

Arlington School Board candidate Mary Kadera said a political opposition-research effort is unlikely to turn up any dirt on her.

Despite New County Logo on the Horizon, Officials Say Arlington Name Likely to Stay

This is set to be a pivotal year for how Arlington County represents itself in its logo and its infrastructure. At the close of 2020, Arlington County kickstarted the process…

Arlington woman coordinates help for immigrants struggling during pandemic

Originally from El Salvador, the single mother of four has lived in Arlington, Virginia, for more than a decade.Mariflor Ventura is the kind of woman who can’t help but try…

Excellent! Bill & Ted and More Headline National Landing Film Festival

Feeling a little stir-crazy for the movie experience but not quite ready to return to theaters yet? The National Landing BID is bringing back an outdoor film festival next month.…

Mobile COVID-19 Unit Brings No-Cost Testing to Marymount University

Arlington County is partnering with Marymount University to bring its mobile, no-cost to patients, walk-up COVID-19 testing service to the university’s main campus in North Arlington. The mobile testing unit,…

Listing of the Day: 2827 N. Underwood Street

Address: 2827 N. Underwood StreetNeighborhood: Berkshire/OakwoodListed: $1,795,000Open: Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18, 1-4 p.m. Built by Spring Street Development in 2011, this home is in pristine move-in condition…

Crime Report: April 16, 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…

Video: Lost Baby Fox in Arlington Backyard, Before It Was Reunited With Mom

Move over Jazz, there’s a new heir to the cute crown in Arlington. On Easter Sunday at about 5 p.m., an adorable baby red fox — a kit — was…

Long-Delayed Crystal City Restaurant ‘The Freshman’ to Open Next Week

At the end of the long road from a pop-up in 2019, The Freshman is ready to graduate next week from long-delayed concept to Crystal City restaurant. According to a…

Fire Department Upgrades EMS System to Provide More Treatment and Transport Options

Starting Friday, April 16, 2021, the Arlington County Fire Department will initiate a new model of providing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the community. In 2020, the department was selected…

Arlington police searching for stranger who grabbed, choked woman

The Arlington County Police Department is investigating an assault with strangulation in the Colonial Village neighborhood on Tuesday evening.
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Fairfax

Police: Man found dead in Fairfax County parking garage, person of interest in custody

Fairfax County homicide detectives are conducting an investigation into exactly what happened.

Police: Man found dead in Fairfax County parking garage

The Fairfax County Police department is conducting an investigation into what happened.

Realtor Q&A: How high can local home prices go?

Home values keep on rising in Northern Virginia, but nothing lasts forever. The Sun Gazette checked in with some top local real-estate professionals to get their take on when, or…

Parents invited to participate in school boundary study meetings

Modular units handle the overflow at Glen Forest Elementary School.Fairfax County Public Schools is moving into the next phase of the boundary adjustment process for elementary schools in the Justice…

Man arrested for reckless driving, child endangerment, weapons

The Fairfax County Police Department’s weekly crime report includes an incident in Annandale involving a vehicle pursuit, weapons violation, and child endangerment. Officers noticed a 1996 Honda Accord being driven…

35 Years Later, Juja Sylvestre is Still Living Out Her Own ‘Perfect Ending’

Owning a salon has always been Juja Sylvestre’s dream. When other kids were playing sports or running around, she grew up by “opening” a beauty salon on the playground. That…

FCPD Weekly Recap for Friday, April 16

CALLS FOR SERVICE SUMMARY: Date Covered: 4/9/2021 – 4/15/2021 Total Calls for Service: 7,508 Total Domestic Related Calls for Service: 169 Total Persons Experiencing Mental Health Crisis Calls for Service:…

New ramp from Route 28 to I-66 set to open Saturday

A new ramp from Route 28 South to Interstate 66 East is set to open Saturday morning in Fairfax County.

Mass vaccination site opens next week in Tysons

A large-scale COVID-19 vaccination clinic is opening in Fairfax County, Virginia, on Tuesday. The vaccination center is at the former Lord & Taylor store at Tysons Corner Center, at 1961…

Apartment Safety Procedures Throughout Pandemic Has Limited Lifestyle’s Benefits

FEW AMENITIES have been available for use in apartments for parts of the past year, such as club rooms and pools, nullifying some of the perks of living there. (Photo:…

Community Vaccination Center to Open in Tysons Area April 20

On Tuesday, April 20, a Community Vaccination Center (CVC) (a large-scale COVID-19 vaccination clinic) will open in Fairfax County. This site is part of a larger initiative designed to increase…

Falls Church Arts Offering Outdoor Watercolor Classes

Falls Church Arts is now offering Plein Air Watercolor Classes taking place outdoors in local parks. Classes are scheduled for 10 a.m.The post Falls Church Arts Offering Outdoor Watercolor Classes…
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Prince William

UPDATED: COVID-19 outbreak at Woodbridge High stemmed from school athletics

UPDATED: A COVID-19 outbreak Woodbridge Senior High School reported by the Virginia Department of Health on Friday involves positive cases stemming from school athletics, according to Principal Heather Abney.

Town Council Meeting: April 20, 7:00 p.m.

The Town Council will meet on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 314 Mill Street. View the agenda information. The post Town Council Meeting: April 20,…

UPDATED: COVID-19 outbreak at Woodbridge High School related to athletics

Woodbridge High School is currently dealing with a small outbreak of COVID-19 related to athletics programs, school officials said.

Children Ride OmniRide for Free with Adults on April 22

In support of national Take Your Child to Work Day, children age 17 and younger can ride any OmniRide bus for free on Thursday, April 22, when accompanied by a…

PWCS, NOVANT UVA Offers COVID-19 Vaccinations for Anyone 16 Years and Older

Prince William County Schools has been notified of last minute availability for receiving COVID-19 vaccination this Sunday, April 18. The post PWCS, NOVANT UVA Offers COVID-19 Vaccinations for Anyone 16…

Trump Space Force appointee, Nat’l Guardsman to challenge to Del. Danica Roem in November

A former Trump administration appointee is vying to prevent Del. Danica Roem from winning a third term in the Virginia House of Delegates’ 13 District, which encompasses parts of Manassas,…

Prince William Chamber honors first responders with Valor Awards

The Prince William Chamber of Commerce honored 187 first responders during its 35th Annual Valor Awards.

UPDATED: COVID-19 outbreak at Woodbridge High is county’s 11th at a K-12 school

The Virginia Department of Health is reporting a COVID-19 outbreak at Woodbridge Senior High School, bringing the total number of outbreaks at local public and private K-12 schools to 11.

Spend, Gift and Support Manassas Businesses

The City of Manassas is proud to announce the new HEART BEAT Gift Card, a community-based digital gift card that makes it fun and easy to keep locals spending local.…

Lawmakers amend bill banning guns in state buildings, Capitol Square

Virginia legislators recently accepted the governor’s substitute to a bill banning firearms on and near Capitol Square, as well as in state buildings. Lawmakers voted last year to ban firearms…

Cicada mania rising as we ready for appearance of mud on chimneys expected to appear

The cicada’s clicking hum starts slow and builds to a crescendo that conjures images of a hot summer day when Slurpees ruled, and Big Buddies were the gum of choice.…

Virginia hospitals saw fewer births and more substance abuse-related stays in 2020

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Reston / Herndon

Reston Association leaders highlight concerns about future capital project funding

2020 was the “single greatest year” for capital project execution in Reston Association’s history, outgoing RA president Julie Bitzer declared at the association’s annual members’ meeting on Tuesday (April 13).…

Fairfax Water flushes the past year out of its system, leaves funny smell

It’s time for Fairfax Water’s annual flush, meaning the fire hydrants are flowing and the water might smell a little funny. Every year, water companies flush their systems in order…

Poll: Should Herndon ban guns on town property?

The Herndon Town Council is currently considering an ordinance that would largely ban firearms on town property. Specifically, the proposed measure would “prohibit the possession, carrying, or transportation of any…

New vaccine appointment system will allow for more flexibility and choice, Fairfax County officials say

Fairfax County residents will soon book COVID-19 vaccine appointments through Vaccine Finder instead of the county health department, a change that officials say will “allow greater flexibility and choice of…

Del. Ken Plum: Understanding the Law about Weed

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. During its Reconvened…

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Reston man pleads guilty to identity theft involving fake COVID-19 relief checks

A Reston man pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday (Wednesday) to an elaborate identity theft and fraud scheme that included the creation of counterfeit COVID-19 stimulus checks, the Department of…

Public input survey on Countywide Strategic Plan closes today

Time is running out for community members to weigh in on Fairfax County’s first Countywide Strategic Plan, which will serve as a template for the county government’s vision and priorities…

Support needed for Frying Pan Farm Park animals as Spring Farm Day is canceled again

Frying Pan Farm Park’s annual Spring Farm Day has been canceled for the second year in a row due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The fundraiser had been scheduled to…

Herndon Town Council defers action on gun ordinance

The Herndon Town Council has deferred action on an ordinance that would prohibit firearms on town property. Mayor Sheila Olem announced Tuesday (April 13) at the council’s meeting that it…

Reston Rentals: April 14, 2021

This week in Reston, there are 50 properties available to rent, according to Homesnap. Below are five recently listed rentals: 11762 Arbor Glen Way — 4 BD/3.5 BA townhome —…

Reston Association reveals results of Board of Directors election

Reston Association has elected two new members and re-elected one to their Board of Directors. The board’s two open at-large seats went to Sarah Selvaraj-D’Souza, who won a second three-year…
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Tysons Corner / McLean

Mass COVID-19 vaccine site coming to Tysons Corner next week

The former Lord & Taylor store at Tysons Corner Center will serve as a large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site for Fairfax County starting on Tuesday (April 20). The Fairfax County Health…

Falls Church City Council codifies commitment to public art

The Falls Church City Council has set in stone its commitment to public art in the Little City. City council members voted unanimously on Monday (April 12) to amend Falls…

Poll: Are you ready to go back to the movies?

After months of economic uncertainty and upheaval, movie theaters are hoping to make a comeback in 2021. Last weekend, the monster mash-up “Godzilla vs. Kong” scored the biggest opening at…

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New contractor on The Monarch expected soon, allowing construction to resume

The Monarch, a luxury high-rise apartment complex, is still in the process of being built northeast of Tysons Galleria. Construction on the Jones Branch Drive property began more than two…

BREAKING: Fairfax County Health Department will not schedule Phase 2 vaccine appointments

The Fairfax County Health Department will stop accepting registrations for the COVID-19 vaccine once eligibility opens up to the general adult population on Sunday (April 18). According to a blog…

New baseball cages for Falls Church up to bat at Parks Authority meeting tonight

The Falls Church Kiwanis Little League is hoping not to strike out on a proposal to add new batting cages to a field at Idylwood Park between Falls Church and…

Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation president to finish vacated Falls Church School Board term

The Falls Church City School Board appointed Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation founder and President Edwin B. Henderson II as an interim school board member last night (Tuesday). He takes over…

Just Sold in Tysons, McLean and Vienna: April 14, 2021

This past week, 29 properties were sold in Tysons Corner, McLean and Vienna, according to Homesnap. These ranged from a $4 million European-style McLean home to a $312,000 2 BD/2…

McLean Citizens Association opposes most recent draft of downtown revitalization plan

The McLean Citizens Association wants to see significant changes to the downtown revitalization plan slated to go before the Fairfax County Planning Commission this month. Members of this board focused…

Fairfax County employees advocate for pay at public hearing on budget

Fairfax County’s government workers union urged the Board of Supervisors yesterday (Tuesday) to adopt a fiscal year 2022 budget that includes increased compensation for employees, whose year-long pay freeze would…

ViVa Vienna is coming back, but organizers hope to keep that on the down-low

After a year off due to COVID-19, ViVa Vienna is coming back — but planners warned that it will still be a little different than past years as pandemic precautions…
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Loudoun

Loudoun County appears in latest episode of “Law & Order”

The fictional show about a criminal and his data center included a facsimile of a Loudoun Sheriff's vehicle.

Northam meets with students over pervasive harassment of Asian Americans

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) met with 15 Loudoun high school students of Asian and Pacific Islander descent Thursday in a closed-door meeting to discuss the harassment they’ve received amid…

ResQ BBQ opening new location in Leesburg Plaza

The latest outlet for the popular local brand hopes to open by September.

Why Can’t I Get Pregnant? 5 Possible Reasons, According to a Fertility Expert

(BPT) - If you're having trouble getting or staying pregnant, know that you're not alone. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, CCRM Fertility — a global pioneer in fertility…

Sheriff’s office to conduct DUI saturation patrols Friday

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will conduct DUI saturation patrols Friday night as part of the agency's efforts "to crackdown on impaired driving in the county," according to officials.

Supporting fair housing, inclusivity in your community

(BPT) - Home and property ownership is a nearly universal part of the American dream. An unfortunate reality of our nation’s past and present, however, is that this dream has…

Senior safety campaign in response to rising senior fire deaths

(BPT) - U.S. Fire Administration data shows since January, more than 285 older adults (age 55 and older) have died in house fires, accounting for more than 53% of known…

Over 2 million Virginians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Over 2 million Virginians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, yet the number of new cases remains stubbornly high statewide.

Loudoun County outlasts Loudoun Valley in five thrilling sets to claim regional crown

Loudoun County High School volleyball coach John Senchak summed it up perfectly following his team's thrilling 25-17, 25-20, 27-29, 21-25 and 15-12 victory over Loudoun Valley in the Region 4C…

Loudoun vintners produce new brand to benefit charity

Two Loudoun County vintners have collaborated to produce a new wine brand, with proceeds benefiting community organizations and charities.

Taking action: 3 ways businesses can support careers for women in STEM

(BPT) - There is a severe global shortage of women entering careers in Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM). According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, women occupy just 28%…

Survey Reveals Challenges of Living with IBS During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(StatePoint) The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things about living with chronic conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which affects 12 million adults in the U.S. While being at…
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Alexandria

Restaurant and Retail Leaders Unite to Vaccinate Workers in Alexandria

(To protect the privacy of employees, this is a stock photo courtesy of Getty images.)ALEXANDRIA, VA–In late March, Alexandria business leaders got together and decided it was time to take…

TOP ALEXANDRIA BUY: Renovated Garden Townhome in Heart of Del Ray, Open Sunday, April 18, 2-4 p.m.

Cliff Gardens is like a secret garden of townhouses inside the bustling Del Ray community. (Photo: Seward Group)ALEXANDRIA, VA- Where can you find an awesome sun-drenched, updated and renovated 2…

200 Dogs on Waiting List for New ‘Dogs of Del Ray’ Mural, Officially Opening on May 6

Arlington-based artist Patrick Kirwin paints the Dogs of Del Ray mural outside of Stomping Ground. (Photos Grace Billups Arnold)ALEXANDRIA, VA–Coming in May, the North wall of Stomping Ground will be…

DASHing Words in Motion Poetry Bus Honors 10 Alexandria Poets, Poet Laureate

  Six of the ten winners posing outside of a DASH bus. (Photo Grace Billups Arnold)ALEXANDRIA, VA–April is National Poetry Month, so the DASHing Words in Motion poetry contest, an…

Z-Food Blog: Dine at Café 44 and Feel Worlds Away

Cocktails and a Mocktail to enjoy on the deck while taking in the scenery. (Photo: Kelli Goel)ALEXANDRIA, VA – My Mom was in town last week and she told me…

Help Carpenter’s Shelter Raise $35,000 Before the End of April

Carpenter’s Shelter needs to raise $35,000 to keep its emergency shelter open. (Photo courtesy of Shannon Steene)ALEXANDRIA, VA–Carpenter’s Shelter is requesting the generosity of Alexandrians to help raise $35,000 by…

Local Boutique The Old Town Shop Celebrates 4th Anniversary

The Old Town Shop supports local artisans and vendors. (Photo Grace Billups Arnold)ALEXANDRIA, VA–Local boutique, The Old Town Shop, is celebrating is fourth anniversary this year! Since opening its doors…

FUN STUFF: O’Connell’s Donating Total Sales of “Queen Charlotte Cocktail” Today to Alexandria’s Campagna Center

Queen Charlotte Cocktail at O’Connell’s in Old Town Alexandria. (Photo: O’Connell’s)ALEXANDRIA, VA – Daniel O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant & Bar at 112 King Street in Old Town Alexandria is donating today’s…

Help Alexandria Remain a Top 5 Destination City

Photo: Sam Kittner for Visit AlexandriaALEXANDRIA, VA-For the last three years Alexandria has been selected by Condé Nast Traveler magazine as one of the Top 5 Small Cities in the…

Metropolitan School of the Arts to Give Virtual Performances of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’

Three pre-recorded shows can be viewed May 8 and 9 MSA student Sara Yoon, in the role of Aurora, for “The Sleeping Beauty” (Photo: Glenn Cook)ALEXANDRIA, VA-Tchaikovsky composed “The Sleeping…

Alexandria mayor proposes free DASH bus service for all

Alexandria’s DASH buses might be free soon if Mayor Justin M. Wilson’s proposal to rethink the popular transit service comes to fruition. Wilson outlined a long-term vision to restructure the…

Want a house in Alexandria? Bring a million dollars

Residential real estate listing service Bright MLS reports its Home Demand Index points to high demand for single-family homes in the D.C. metro area priced above $950,000 in March. In…
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