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Democratic ticket wins MCC Governing Board race

McLean voters selected three candidates for adult seats on the McLean Community Center Governing Board, plus two youth representatives, following voting May 21 at the McLean Day festival. Counting in-person and absentee votes, the adult-seat winners were Kristina Groennings with...

Delegate: Democrats maintained some momentum in Richmond this session

Democrats’ free rein in state government and the General Assembly ended with last November’s election results, but legislators of his party this year still made headway on some important issues, said Del. Marcus Simon (D-McLean). 2021 was not a good...

Stroke-recovery leader puts emphasis on awareness

Strokes are a major cause of death in the United States, but hope remains for those who survive them, the Stroke Comeback Center’s executive director told the Vienna Business Association May 12. “A full and productive life is certainly possible...

Vienna residents win annual health challenge

On behalf of Team Vienna, Vienna Mayor Linda Colbert on May 20 accepted the Mayors’ Fitness Challenge trophy on the steps of Vienna Town Hall. The second annual challenge, a friendly competition between Vienna and the cities of Falls Church...

Mason grads urged to chart own paths in life

Green-begowned graduates at George Mason University could be forgiven they wondered why commencement keynote speaker Stu Shea asked them to stand, take a single step and lean in with their classmates. Shea noted how famous people throughout history – Martin...

Economic-development chiefs largely upbeat, despite headwinds

Inter-jurisdictional cooperation is bolstering regional economic-development efforts, but several challenges – including a dysfunctional Metrorail system and shortages of housing and workers – still must be overcome, area officials said May 17 at the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of...

Republican gears up to battle Connolly in 11th

Republican James Myles came out on top May 7 in the 11th District firehouse primary and now will face a more arduous struggle: trying to unseat seven-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D) in the Nov. 8 election. “I’m just...

MCA voices concern about more development in airport corridors

Seeing few benefits and numerous concerns, McLean Citizens Association (MCA) board members on May 4 went on record opposing a proposed Fairfax County comprehensive-plan amendment that would allow residential uses in higher-noise areas near local airports. The resolution came to...

Committee for Helping Others on hunt for new home

Facing the pending redevelopment of the area housing its food and clothes closets, the Vienna-based Committee for Helping Others (CHO) actively is searching for people willing to donate space for those operations. CHO, which began in 1969, now has about...

Amazon kicks in $55M to support affordable housing in Tysons

A $55 million commitment from the Amazon Housing Equity Fund will allow construction of hundreds more affordable-housing units at the Dominion Square West development in Tysons, Fairfax County officials said. “Any investment in affordable housing is much more than an...

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