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Shop Local Winter Bazaar

The only indoor, two-day curated holiday market in Arlington! Shop at local businesses, enter to win raffle prizes, get your gifts professionally wrapped and enjoy a fully sensory experience. A…

Fiscal watchdog, nature-center booster Burton Bostwick dies

Burt Bostwick was a man who believed the Arlington County government could simultaneously provide ample services while keeping spending in check.

Challenger preps people-centered campaign to unseat Arlington prosecutor

It’s not even December 2022, and already Arlington’s 2023 election season has gotten interesting.

Arlington school calendar still in flux for 2023-24

Arlington School Board members on Dec. 1 will attempt to sort out conflicting views as they get their first formal look at the proposed 2023-24 school calendar.

Wagamama in Clarendon does not look like it will be opening any time soon

It does not appear that the Asian-inspired restaurant Wagamama will be opening in Clarendon anytime soon. Back in March, the London-based chain with more than 200 locations in 27 countries…

Arts Focus: Give the gift of local art at LAC Studios sale

This column is sponsored by Arlington Arts/Arlington Cultural Affairs, a division of Arlington Economic Development. Looking for one-of-a-kind gifts this holiday season? Returning after a two year hiatus, the studio artists…

Former prosecutor launches bid to replace his boss as Arlington’s Commonwealth’s Attorney

Josh Katcher (via Josh for Arlington/Facebook) Commonwealth’s Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti now has a challenger — someone who once worked for her. Former Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Josh Katcher will go up…

EXCLUSIVE: More residents are threatening legal action because of pickleball noise

Pickleball being played outside at Walter Reed Community Center (staff photo by Matt Blitz) More neighbors are threatening legal action because of the infamous pickleball pop. A resident living near…

Park Police helo helps to nab Arlington armed robbery suspect

U.S. Park Police helicopter over the Potomac (file photo) Arlington police got an assist from their Park Service counterparts on an armed robbery Monday morning. The incident happened in the…

Small Business Saturday in Arlington

Small Business Saturday

2 Explosives Detection Dogs at National Make the Calendar

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Morning Notes

Rain drops in Ballston (staff photo by Jay Westcott) Charges Dropped Against Fmr. D.C. Official — “Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped an assault-and-battery charge against former D.C. deputy mayor of public…
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Fairfax News

'Anyone could be the next victim' | Fairfax police announce $11K reward in search for alleged killer

"This has gone on entirely too long," said Fairfax Co. Police Major Ed O’Carroll on the now 60-day search for wanted man Kyjuan Trott-McLean, charged with murder.

Fairfax continues to mull the future of its parking requirements

Parking – preferably less of it – would be required in varying quantities, depending on development density and transit access, under Fairfax County’s “Parking Reimagined” proposal.

Get in the Christmas Spirit in Centreville

Encore’s upcoming musical

'He's putting the community at risk' | Fairfax police announce $11K reward in manhunt for accused killer

"This has gone on entirely too long," said Fairfax Co. Police Major Ed O’Carroll on the now 60-day search for wanted man Kyjuan Trott-McLean, charged with murder.

$11,000 Reward Offered for Information on Murder Suspect

Mount Vernon Police District – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Victims’ Rights Foundation have partnered to offer $5,000 each to be used as a combined…

Media Alert: Reward Announced for Information that Leads to Murder Suspect Arrest

Mount Vernon Police District – Chief Kevin Davis and Major Ed O’Carroll, Bureau Commander of the Major Crimes and Cyber and Forensics Bureaus, will announce a reward being offered for…

State, local leaders laud the completion of I-66 Express Lanes mega project

Federal, state and local officials -- including Gov. Glenn Youngkin -- gathered Tuesday morning in Fairfax to usher in the opening of the $3.7 billion I-66 Express Lane mega project.

FCPS Instructional Assistant Arrested for Embezzlement

Sully Police District – A Fairfax County Public Schools instructional assistant was arrested on Monday and charged with felony embezzlement. Denise Pitkin-Tilson, 55, of Chantilly, is charged with stealing more…

Crash Kills Pedestrian in Centreville

Sully Police District – Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate a fatal crash that occurred at 9:03 p.m. on Monday at Lee Highway and Trinity Parkway in…

Fairfax planners support proposal to expand Mosaic Elementary

Plans to expand and renovate Mosaic Elementary School in Oakton – and bump up its student capacity by a wee tad – received the Fairfax County Planning Commission’s unanimous recommendation…

Person dies after being hit by car in Fairfax Co.

Lee Highway is closed at Centrewood Drive and police investigate the incident.

Weekly Briefing- Nov. 21-27, 2022

Weekly Briefing Nov. 21-27, 2022 Total Calls For Service: 357 Fraud Arrest 7-Eleven, 3910 University Dr. Nov. 21, 2022 • 4:37 p.m. Officers responded for the report of a subject…
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Prince William News

Cherokee Indians in NC sign first pact with US Forest Service

The tribal agreement reduces fire risk, restores oak forests, improves wildlife habitat, creates early successional habitat, promotes cultural tourism and recreation, and reduces risk to tribal trust lands. Most similar…

Virginia’s Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony Dec. 7 in Richmond

Public is invited to remember those who lost their lives during the early morning surprise attack that resulted in the United States entering World War II in 1941.

Man with machete robs Woodbridge Sheetz

A man brandishing a machete robbed the Sheetz on Caton Hill Road in Woodbridge late Monday.

Pharma company to establish packaging operation in Prince William County

A pharmaceutical company is investing $12.5 million to establish a packaging operation in Prince William County.

Officials mark full opening of the I-66 Express Lanes

Gov. Glenn Youngkin joined Prince William Board Chair Ann Wheeler and other officials in Fairfax County Tuesday to celebrate the full opening of the new Interstate 66 Express Lanes, which…

BookTrib’s Bites: Fate and Faith, a New Paradigm and Children’s Fun

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New Book In The Exciting “Love And Murder…” Series

(NAPSI)—A uniquely American vision of love and murder, trauma, and healing around 2026, “Even Climate Change Can’t Stop Love and Murder” is the highly anticipated romantic suspense thriller and follow…

Cómo sus tarjetas y regalos de Navidad llegan a donde deben ir

(NAPSMI)—Las operaciones diarias del Servicio Postal de EE. UU. dependen de una amplia red de personas que recolectan, transportan, procesan y entregan el correo de la nación. El Servicio Postal…

Reimagine Your Jewelry for the Holidays

(NewsUSA) - The holiday season is here, and people are eager for some well-earned self-indulgence.

Infelices fiestas y cómo evitarlas. Consejos del servicio de inspección postal para mantener a salvo su correo esta temporada

(NAPSMI)—A continuación algunos errores que la gente comete comúnmente durante la temporada navideña. Estos errores generan mucha frustración para usted y puro deleite para los tipos malos:

Consejos para tener unas fiestas sin estrés

(NAPSI)—Las navidades están a la vuelta de la esquina y enviar su correo y paquetes con el U.S. Postal Service nunca ha sido más fácil o más confiable. Con un…

Control de la diabetes: se requiere un equipo

(NAPSMI)—La mayoría de las personas en Estados Unidos tienen un fami­liar o amigo afectado por la diabetes, y más de 1 de cada 10 tiene la enfermedad. Esta se presenta…
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Reston / Herndon News

Cost of proposed Reston arts center dominates town hall as January decision nears

The arts center could be located on Block J in Reston Town Center (via Fairfax County) Concerns of about the financing and feasibility of a proposed 60,000-square-foot performing arts center…

New Bookstore Opens in Herndon: A Thousand Stories

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2022 Reston Holiday Parade: Musicians, performers, Santa and the Missus celebrate 31 years of holiday joy.

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Deli Italiano to open Herndon pizza shop in December, but Reston spot delayed

Deli Italiano will open a restaurant in the Town of Herndon (courtesy Deli Italiano) Deli Italiano is planning to open its location in the Town of Herndon in early- to…

Residences proposed near historic log house at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston

The former private venue will be preserved as part of the overall infill residential proposal (via JR Catering/Facebook) A nearly 9-acre property near Lake Fairfax Park in Reston could be…

Electronics trading store to open in Reston’s Home Depot Center

PayMore plans to open a location in Reston within two to three weeks (via PayMore) An electronics trading store is slated to open in Reston’s Home Depot by the end…

Virginia still reviewing feedback on policies limiting transgender student rights

Students at West Potomac High School walked out in September to protest Virginia’s proposed policies on the treatment of transgender students (photo courtesy of Mara Surovell) The Virginia Department of…

Town hall on new performing arts center in Reston set for tomorrow

The arts center could be located on Block J in Reston Town Center (via Fairfax County) A proposal for a new arts center in Reston will be the topic of…



He Pulled the Suspect from the Burning Vehicle

PFC Joseph Castilon honored as Sully’s Officer of the Quarter.

German Armed Forces Command in Reston: Assists Thanksgiving Meal Box Donations

German Armed Forces Command in Reston assists.

Live Fairfax: Things to do Thanksgiving weekend in Fairfax County

Live Fairfax is a bi-weekly column exploring Fairfax County. This recurring column is sponsored and written by Sharmane Medaris of McEnearney Associates. Questions? Reach Sharmane at 813-504-4479. There are so many fun things…
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Tysons Corner / McLean News

Redevelopment of Vienna’s former Wolf Trap Hotel lands pizza eatery with cocktails

The Georgia-based pizza restaurant Mellow Mushroom will open a location in Vienna (courtesy Shannon Curl/Mellow Mushroom) Mellow Mushroom is officially coming to the Town of Vienna. The Atlanta, Georgia-based pizza...…

Fairfax County seeks to boost bicycle parking with new requirements for developers

Bicycles parked outside the Greensboro Metro station entrance in Tysons (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Fairfax County hopes to increase the availability of bicycle parking spaces by establishing a tiered...…

Wolf Trap’s Holiday Sing-A-Long returns this Saturday

This Saturday, December 3 Wolf Trap’s Holiday Sing-A-Long returns to the Filene Center after two years of virtual performances! Guests are invited to take part in this free tradition that...…

Tysons area embraces winter with Boro dance party, McLean dog parade this weekend

The Boro in Tysons will kick off its winter holiday festivities this Saturday (courtesy The Boro) Officially, winter won’t come for another three weeks, but as far as the Tysons...…

Capital Bikeshare could expand to Vienna, Franconia and Huntington

A Capital Bikeshare station outside Tysons Corner Center (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Fairfax County might soon expand its Capital Bikeshare network beyond the Silver Line corridor. The county’s transportation...…

Office building planned for Virginia Tech campus could be powered by solar panels

A solar panel array has been proposed on the future HITT Contracting headquarters building at Virginia Tech’s Idylwood campus (via Fairfax County) A massive array of solar panels could provide...…

Fairfax County warns budget could be ‘challenging’ due to slowing real estate market, rising staff costs

The Fairfax County Government Center building (staff photo by David Taube) Local officials are already preparing for “one of the most challenging” budget talks in years due to inflation, the...…

Jason’s Deli to close after 14 years in Idylwood due to rising rent

Jason’s Deli will close its Idylwood Plaza location in December (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Jason’s Deli will close up shop for good next month after more than a decade...…

McLean holiday crafts festival returns for 40th year this weekend

A woman holds up a piece of handmade decor at the 2021 McLean Holiday Art and Crafts Festival (courtesy MCC) The McLean Holiday Art and Crafts Festival will hit the...…

Neighborhood Expert: Home maintenance reminders for the winter

Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in Vienna. You can follow Laura on Instagram at @LauraSchwartzRealtor or her Facebook page. Laura can be reached at 703-283-6120 or Since...…

Roofing company to relocate from McLean to Reston, bringing 400 jobs

The office building at 11091 Sunset Hills Road in Reston (via Google Maps) A solar and roofing company is moving its location in McLean to Reston — a $350,000 relocation...…

Mixed-use ‘donut’ building floated to replace Idylwood shopping center

Tenants at Fallfax Center on Route 29 include El Tio Tex-Mex Grill (via Google Maps) A major redevelopment has been suggested for Fallfax Center, a retail strip anchored by El...…
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Loudoun News

Loudoun County Launches Veterans Treatment Docket

The specialty docket will offer substance use & mental health treatment for eligible defendants.

Huge new escape room planned for Loudoun County

Exciting news for fans of escape rooms — those entertainment venues where you are “locked” in a room and have to solve puzzles and riddles in order to escape.

Loudoun votes to alert parents to sexually explicit material in schools

Loudoun County Public Schools adopted a policy on Tuesday that will keep parents in the loop when it comes to sexually explicit material being taught in classrooms. Loudoun became the…

Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins Senate passage

The Senate has passed landmark bipartisan legislation to protect same-sex marriages. It's an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds…

Breaking News: Fuel truck overturns, snarls traffic in Loudoun

Local officials are urging drivers to avoid the area around the Route 7 intersection with Claiborne Parkway.

Walmart shooting claims teen, young woman, father, mother

Six families are mourning loved ones who were killed in the mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia. The victims include Randy Blevins, a longtime Walmart employee who liked…

Gardner, No. 3 Virginia rally for 70-68 win at Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Tony Bennett's team passed all its tests in the opening month of the season.

Hillsboro holiday walking tour returns Dec. 11

Five historic homes in Hillsboro are opening their doors to visitors as part of a revitalized walking tour event this holiday season on Dec. 11 from noon to 6 p.m.

Warby Parker opening at One Loudoun this weekend

The new Warby Parker store at One Loudoun in Ashburn will officially open this weekend.

New details out in alleged LCPS staff on student assault

A Lightridge High School staffer witnessed a co-worker assault a special education student twice on Nov. 11, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Managing Life With COPD [Infographic]

(BPT) - While COPD is a progressive and serious disease, it can be treated. There are steps that people with COPD can take to better manage their condition as they…

New year, best you: 4 practical tips for investing in your health in 2023

(BPT) - A new year means a fresh start and a new set of earnest attempts at self-improvement, especially when it comes to health and wellness. According to Statista, last…
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Alexandria News

Alexandria City Public Schools is prepping a collective bargaining proposal

Empty desks at Alexandria City High School (staff photo by James Cullum) Alexandria City Public Schools is in the initial stages of organizing a collective bargaining effort for thousands of…

How to help 450 Alexandria families get gift cards for the holidays

More than 450 families in Alexandria have signed up for this year’s Holiday Sharing Program with the Fund for Alexandria’s Child. The annual program provides gift cards to low-income families,…

Poll: Are you planning on going to Alexandria’s Scottish Christmas Walk this weekend?

The Daughters of the British Empire Pimm’s and Poppies Chapter marches at the 50th annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade in Old Town, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (staff photo by James…

The Del Ray menorah and Christmas tree lightings are this Sunday

The Del Ray Christmas Tree will be lit on Dec. 4, 2022. (Via Facebook) The Del Ray Menorah and Christmas tree lightings are back on Sunday. Holiday carols will bring…

Injured Ukrainian Soldiers Enjoy a Fishing Adventure

Assistance goes beyond prosthetics

Full replacement recommended for 120-year-old King Street rail bridge

A VRE train crosses a bridge over King Street (Staff photo by Jay Westcott) A new authority responsible for promoting railways in Virginia said the only real solution to a…

There’s a mailbox for letters to Santa Claus in Alexandria, and he’s responding

A mailbox for Santa Claus letters at 3103 Russell Road in the Warwick Village neighborhood of Alexandria (courtesy photo) If you’ve got a Christmas list, there’s a mailbox in Alexandria…

Undercover Alexandria Police detective assists in nabbing Baltimore pimp

Alexandria Police lights (staff photo by James Cullum) An Alexandria Police officer went undercover to assist in the arrest of a Baltimore man, who was sentenced to 15 years in…

After 35 years of administrative chaos, Alexandria zoning change could make developers pay for transit

An upcoming zoning change could both cut through some development red tape and make funding for transportation projects more accessible after years of noncompliance from developers. The city is looking…

Giving Tuesday: Here are businesses participating in Alexandria

Fibre space at 1319 Prince Street It’s Giving Tuesday, and a number of Alexandria businesses are donating a percentage of sales to nonprofits in partnership with the Old Town Business Association. Unless…

100 King Street sold for $8.6 million to Alexandria Restaurant Partners

Mia’s Italian Kitchen has a permanent home in Alexandria. Douglas Development Corp. sold 100 King Street to Alexandria Restaurant Partners for $8.6 million on October 28, according to city records.…

Carpenter’s Shelter gets $2.5 million from Bezos Day 1 Family Fund

Carpenter’s Shelter has been awarded a $2.5 million grant by the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund, and plans to use the money to rapidly re-house homeless Alexandrians. The $2.5 million…
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