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Arlington News

Draft Arlington plan calls for regular study of tree canopy

A more regularized accounting of the number, health and maintenance of Arlington’s trees and its canopy is one recommendation of the county government’s draft Forestry and Natural Resources Plan, currently…

The Nose That Knows: Wine 101

This sponsored column is written by the team at Arrowine & Cheese (4508 Cherry Hill Road). Sign up for the email newsletter and receive exclusive discounts and offers. Order from Arrowine’s expanding…

Blood drive being held in Courthouse next week

A blood donor in Fairfax County (Photo by Obi – @pixel6propix on Unsplash) Inova is setting up a day-long community blood drive in Courthouse on Monday The healthcare company’s blood…

A Bolivian cocktail lounge is moving into Ambar’s basement for a few days starting this weekend

A Bolivian cocktail lounge is moving into the basement of a Clarendon restaurant for a five-day pop-up starting Sunday. Casa Kantuta will be serving drinks with names like the Angry…

NEW: Flood Watch issued for Arlington

Flood Watch boundaries (via NWS) Slow-moving storms this afternoon and evening may pack downpours that could cause flooding, forecasters say. The National Weather Service just issued a Flood Watch for…

Williamsburg Navy Federal Credit Union branch moving to Rosslyn

The soon-to-be former Navy Federal Credit Union branch at the Williamsburg Shopping Center (via Google Maps) The Navy Federal Credit Union branch in the Williamsburg Shopping Center is moving. The…

Morning Notes

Ballston at twilight with storm clouds looming (staff photo by Jay Westcott) Safety Issue at Court House Station — Noted in a new Washington Metrorail Safety Commission report on the…

Arlington School Board race fund-raising so far a modest affair

It’s definitely not shaping up to be a six-figure kind of election from a campaign-cash standpoint, and who actually is doing best in fund-raising for the Arlington School Board seat…

JUST IN: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Arlington

Storms approaching Arlington from the west A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was just issued for Arlington. A storm approaching the area from the west is packing strong winds and torrential rain,…

Virginia’s annual sales tax holiday returns this weekend

Pentagon City mall and S. Hayes Street (file photo) Virginia’s annual back-to-school tax holiday is coming up this weekend and one local shopping center is using the occasion to hold…

ACPD: Man runs off with bag of cash as ATM is being filled at Pentagon City store

A man absconded with thousands of dollars yesterday after swiping a bag of cash from an employee who was filling an ATM in Pentagon City. The incident reportedly happened around…

Statutes of Liberty: CBP issues a save the date, leaves the immigrant at the altar

This sponsored column is by Law Office of James Montana PLLC. All questions about it should be directed to James Montana, Esq., Doran Shemin, Esq., and Laura Lorenzo, Esq., practicing…
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Fairfax News

Alden Theatre announces plans for 2022-23 schedule

The Alden Theatre of the McLean Community Center has announced plans for its 2022-23 season.

Survey: Va. Realtors turning bearish as market cooling continues

The bulls of winter and spring have been supplanted by the bears of summer, as Realtors across Virginia turn downbeat on the coming months in the commonwealth’s home-sales market.

Buyer Beware: 'Ironing Out' the Facts on Vitamins and Supplements

(StatePoint) The supplement industry is booming, with more than four in five Americans taking vitamins or supplements, according to a recent Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association.…

It’s camping season! 5 ways to avoid or soothe pesky bug bites and itches

(BPT) - Who doesn’t love a family camping trip? We all look forward to that time outdoors when you can hike, swim, roast marshmallows and sleep under the stars. However,…

FCPD Weekly Recaps for Friday, August 5

CALLS FOR SERVICE SUMMARY:                   Date Covered: 7/29- 8/4/22 Total Calls for Service: 8,106 Total Domestic Related Calls for Service: 233 Total Persons Experiencing Mental Health Crisis Calls for Service:…

3 green cleaning product trends with a powerful impact on the planet

(BPT) - You want to change how you clean to be more green, but there is an overwhelming amount of products that claim to be better for the environment. Separating…

5 reasons why Rapid City should be your destination vacation this fall

(BPT) - Just because summer is coming to a close doesn’t mean that your travel plans have to end. Autumn is a beautiful season that has much to offer would-be…

10 ways to reset your routine and build a healthier lifestyle

(BPT) - Life is messy and full of distractions. How many of us planned to go to bed early only to stay up streaming our favorite shows? What about scheduling…

Police release bodycam footage of McLean shooting; family says shooting ‘cannot be justified’

Police in Fairfax County released body-worn camera footage of an officer fatally shooting a 26-year-old man in McLean last month, saying it shows a “very active and chaotic incident” the…

How nature can help you dress more sustainably

(BPT) - The fashion industry is one of the biggest on the planet, driving culture, commerce and celebrity. Even if you dislike “fashion,” you likely still have a closet with…

3 Trending Scams and How to Outsmart Them

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Youth turn lemonade stand into fund-raiser for Great Falls Freedom Memorial

Great Falls residents Ava and Holden Leshock did a brisk business July 4 at their lemonade stand, which was built from old boards and had a hand-painted sign.
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Prince William News

LETTER: County’s draft plan for rural-area data centers is a plan for chaos

The draft staff report on the Prince William Digital Gateway belies the name of the county planning office that produced it.

Police find body of missing swimmer in Lake Montclair

Police on Saturday evening recovered the body of a man who jumped into Lake Montclair and didn't surface earlier in the day.

UPDATED: Deceased swimmer's body located by police near Lake Montclair's 'Dolphin Beach'

UPDATED: Police recovered the body of a deceased man from Lake Montclair at about 7:40 p.m. Saturday, about three hours after witnesses reported that a man had jumped off a…

Prince William County shows off new Chevy EV

The Prince William County Department of Facilities and Fleet Management recently received its first new, all-electric vehicle, or EV, with more to come.

Manassas Museum breaks ground on expansion

Work on an expanded and renovated Manassas Museum is getting underway after a groundbreaking in late July.

Fredericksburg-area road work Aug. 7 – 13, 2022

I-95, north of Route 17 in Stafford County [Photo: VDOT]All work is scheduled, weather permitting. Real-time information on work zones and lane closures is available on 511Virginia. I-95 Southbound Exit…

Dumfries collecting more gaming revenue, report lacks details

Dumfries Finance Director Kimberly Goodwin presented a snapshot of the town’s financial picture on Wednesday, August 3. Overall, things are looking rosy for the small town that’s about to be…

80 sickened, 8 taken to hospital during Stafford schools convocation, largest ever at FredNats stadium

Eighty people fell ill Friday, August 5, at a Stafford County Public Schools convocation gathering, an annual event to welcome teachers back and excite teachers for school for the new…

LETTER: County must prioritize affordable housing

With the county updating its comprehensive plan, I urge the Prince William Board of County Supervisors to make accessible, affordable housing a priority. Housing is an essential right captured in…

Prince William schools superintendent gets contract extension

McDade Following their annual performance review of the Superintendent, on June 12, 2022, the Prince William County School Board voted to approve a one-year extension of Prince William County Public…

FredNats fall 10-9 to the Wood Ducks

James Wood enjoyed a stellar FredNats debut on Friday night, going 4-for-6 with a home run, three RBI and a stolen base. The FredNats fell in 10 innings by a…

Larger class sizes likely as schools vie fill to fill more than 300 teacher vacancies in the next 2 weeks, superintendent says

Class sizes will be larger, some high school courses might not be available and double bus runs will once again be the norm when Prince William County students return to…
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Reston / Herndon News

Bridge planned to connect Loudoun and Fairfax counties over Dulles Toll Road

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Flood Watch coming to Fairfax County, starting Friday afternoon

After a stormy night, more rain is on the way this afternoon (Friday), prompting the National Weather Service to issue a Flood Watch for Fairfax County and the rest of…

Herndon developer dedicates land with house of Confederate spy to park authority

She lived at the home from 1869 until her death in 1924. More recently, David and Winifred Meiselman owned the property and continued to live on it through a life…

Circuitous Reston pedestrian refuge redesigned after community pressure

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Fannie Mae campus redevelopment in Reston approved despite access concerns

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Block Party Blast at St. Tim's

Parishioners and community members rock in the sunshine.

Cellular Service Disruption at Lake Anne Impacts 9-1-1

Vendors’ point-of-sale systems also experiencing difficulties.

Reston’s Vantage Hill redevelopment moves forward on expedited timeline

The redevelopment of the Vantage Hill condominiums in Reston could move forward on a faster track than previously anticipated. At the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday (Aug.…

Aging Well: Hike up your heart rate and your mood

Taking your exercise outdoors offers unique benefits for physical, cognitive, and emotional health. This biweekly column is sponsored by The Mather in Tysons, Virginia, a forward-thinking Life Plan Community for those…

Meet the New Boss: RA Hires CEO, Introduces Him Via YouTube

The Reston Association (finally) has a new CEO, one with a legit city planner background and a working knowledge of Bob Simon's vision.  V. v. exciting! Give us some good…

Nonprofit and developer to acquire Reston’s Colvin Woods apartments

A nonprofit organization and for-profit real estate development company are getting in position to acquire Reston’s Colvin Woods apartments. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan yesterday…
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Tysons Corner / McLean News

August Fun: Fairs, Festivals & More!

August is here, the kids are getting ready to go back to school, and the end of summer is just around the corner! But there’s still time to squeeze in…

Most-read Fairfax County stories of the week: Aug. 1-5

The weekend is almost here. Before you cool off at the nearest swimming pool or head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in...

McLean’s Alden Theatre welcomes Olympic gymnast, Paddington and more for next season

The Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center is about to get busy, with a full slate of music, theater, inspirational speakers and other entertainment over the next year. The...

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Undefeated, Vienna Little League team wins regional championship, town’s first in 50 years

For the first time in a half-century, the Town of Vienna is home to a Little League Baseball regional championship team. The Vienna American 11U All Stars beat the Greenville...

“Art for Recovery” Art Show

Local HS Student Organizes HS Student Art Exhibition to Raise Addiction Crisis Awareness and Raise Funds for RPSV Presented at Reston Art Gallery and Studios Cyrus Rivers, a rising senior high…

Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend August 5 – August 7

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are our picks for the best events happening in the area! Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival Friday, August 5 –…

With fatal McLean shooting under review, FCPD to add mental health clinician soon

The clinician who participated in an initial mental health call at a McLean house in early July wasn’t present for a subsequent call that concluded in a fatal shooting because...

Business News from the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority – August 4

Hilton Expands Global Headquarters in Fairfax County Creating 350 New Jobs Over Next 5 Years Earlier today, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that Hilton (NYSE: HLT), the leading global hospitality company, will retain…

JUST IN: Hotel giant Hilton extends stay at Tysons headquarters, adding 350 jobs

Hilton is planning a major expansion of its headquarters in Tysons that will bring its workforce at the office to over 1,000 employees. Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced this morning...

Tysons BBQ restaurant Jack’s Ranch closes again, maybe for good this time

Perhaps Jack’s Ranch just wasn’t meant to be. After months of delays and interruptions due to the pandemic, the barbecue and Italian restaurant finally opened at the Lumen Apartments in...

Go Over the Edge at Tysons Corner Center

Saturday, August 27, 2022 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center Helping Haitian Angels and the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center in partnership with Helping Haitian…
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Loudoun News

Pho Bar opens this week in Lansdowne Town Center

A new Vietnamese restaurant has announced its opening date in the Lansdowne Town Center.

Empty store fronts across Loudoun finding new tenants

Across Loudoun County, The Burn has seen plenty of new businesses signing on to empty store spaces.

Muneer: LCPS must step up recruitment for teachers

Approximately 300,00 public school employees left in the last two years, from February 2020 to May 2022, and according to Senator Kaine, Loudoun County is facing one of the most…

Fasolo: Thanks to Leesburg first responders in response to emergency

This is a thank you letter to the Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Leesburg Police who responded quickly to my 911 call on Monday, 1 August.

Wright: Who changed Sen. Joe Manchin's Mind?

Who changed Sen. Joe Manchin’s mind on the Inflation Reduction Act that includes major funding for the climate crisis? According to the climate activist Bill McKibbon, it was you, everyone…

Zawahri was in 'downtown Kabul' because of Biden's disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal

President Joe Biden’s announcement on Monday that al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri had been killed is great news. A murderous terrorist with the blood of thousands of Americans on his hands…

Real Estate Market Indicators Report: June 2022

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New Segment of Crosstrail Boulevard Expected to Open to Traffic by August 19

The newly constructed segment of Crosstrail Boulevard from Kincaid Boulevard to Russell Branch Parkway (Segment B) has been delayed and will now open to traffic by August 19, 2022. This…

Prosecutor ordered to turn over evidence in molestation case

The Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office is being accused of stonewalling public defenders, which the office denies.

Leesburg Police: homicide suspect used dead father's credit card after April homicide

The night before Dean Townsend Lake was last seen alive, his son was caught on a neighbor's surveillance video riding a bicycle and screaming obscenities by his father’s home, according…

High-end auto dealer sets up shop in Ashburn

Sometimes it seems Ashburn is a mix of money and modesty.

Donofrio to be inducted into USA Fencing Hall of Fame

A two-time national champion and a 1976 Olympic semifinalist, Ed Donofrio will be inducted into the USA Fencing Hall of Fame as part of a nine-member Class of 2023.
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Alexandria News

Vacancies pop up on Alexandria’s BAR, Waterfront Commission and more

There are dozens of boards and commissions in Alexandria with vacancies, giving locals a chance to be in the room where it happens. Some of the notable vacancies include: Board…

Alexandria gets $600k federal funding boost for body-worn cameras

Body-worn camera (photo via Tony Webster/Flickr) Rep. Don Beyer announced yesterday (Thursday)  that the Alexandria Police Department has officially been awarded $600,000 in federal funding to get the city’s beleaguered…

Flood Watch issued for Alexandria

Flood Watch boundaries (via NWS) The National Weather Service has issued an Areal Flood Watch for Alexandria with rain expected this afternoon and most of this weekend. While it’s clear…

Turkish Coffee Lady in Old Town celebrating anniversary with ‘Microangelo’ mini-art exhibition

Washington D.C. depicted on an Oreo (photo via Hasan Kale/Instagram) Old Town coffee shop Turkish Coffee Lady (1001 King Street) is marking its anniversary with a new art exhibition of…

New race and identity program launches for Alexandria parents

By Liana Hardy | lhardy@alextimes.com Local advocacy organization Open Horizon will launch a new program for Alexandria parents to discuss the topics of race, belonging and identity this September. The…

Lawyer named Business Leader of the Year

By Kassidy McDonald | kmcdonald@alextimes.com The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce has selected long-time Alexandria lawyer Cathy Puskar of Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh P.C. as its 2022 Business Leader of…

Out of the Attic: Alexandria’s suction pumper fire engine

The Friendship Fire Company was Alexandria’s first fire company, founded in 1774. Friendship’s early firefighting was typical of that time. Buckets of water were used to douse flames to prevent…

Flood mitigation project accelerates

Kassidy McDonald | kmcdonald@alextimes.com The Flood Action Alexandria team is getting a head start with a portion of its local funding while awaiting a potential federal grant for a flood…

About Alexandria: Public sector hiring myths

By Mark Eaton Alexandria’s city government and ACPS are the products of hiring decisions. Voters make hiring decisions in elections and administrators make hiring decisions for staff positions. These decisions…

Summer learning program under way

By Kassidy McDonald | kmcdonald@alextimes.com Breaks with Impact, a summer learning program that teaches students about issues surrounding their community and offers volunteer opportunities, is in full swing. Day programs…

To the editor: City hall expects development projects to get through the process expeditiously, even if it means cutting corners, such as with the Eisenhower East project last May, where…

Another flaw in GW historical marker

To the editor: The article reporting on the dedication of the state historical marker recently placed outside the George Washington High School addresses the dispute among members of our community…
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