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Madeira School campus plan wins county approval

Fairfax County supervisors on June 8 voted 10-0 to grant a special exception allowing Madeira School to add a new science building, more faculty housing and improved equestrian facilities on its McLean campus. The school now may build a new,...

Supervisors set timeline for redistricting effort

Fairfax County supervisors on June 8 adopted a schedule for this year’s decennial redistricting, and on June 22 will appoint members to a committee that will oversee that process. Unlike most redistricting years, when much of the preliminary legwork is...

Langley School breaks ground on new building

Officials from The Langley School broke ground June 18 for a new state-of-the-art building on its 9.2-acre McLean campus, which they said would support the school’s evolving program. The school this summer will raze an existing library building and begin...

Local author teams up with aviator for tale of adventure

Named after the famed aviator who disappeared in the South Pacific in July 1937, Amelia Earhart in 2014 flew 28,000 nautical miles around the world using roughly the same route as her namesake. Earhart, 38, is co-writing a book about...

County allowing small businesses to use ‘Made in Fairfax’ logo

Fairfax County supervisors on June 8 authorized Department of Planning and Development director Barbara Byron to execute licensing agreements allowing local small-scale-production businesses to make limited use of the county’s blue-and-white “Made in Fairfax, Va.” logo. The Department of Planning...

Vienna project garners (qualified) enthusiasm from Council members

It’s been seven years since the Vienna Town Council approved a “Church Street Vision” redevelopment project, but another now is in the offing. Vienna Town Council members seemed intrigued June 14 by conceptual plans for a mixed-used building on two...

Potomac School grads urged to define themselves as leaders

Potomac School senior Tommy Labrecque was having a hard time accepting the deaths of two classmates when a wrestling coach recommended he find three people to take care of and three others to have his back. Labrecque took that advice...

Oakton grads undeterred by challenges they faced

Oakton High School’s Class of 2021 was undeterred by the pandemic and sees the world with kaleidoscopic vision, student speaker Sara Razavi said at the June 9 graduation ceremony. “Even as black holes may drain our very hope and light,...

Supervisors seek $360M school-bond referendum for fall

If Fairfax County residents in November continue their longstanding trend of passing school-bond referendums, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will have an additional $360 million to put toward capital improvements. The Board of Supervisors on June 8 unanimously adopted a...

Vienna extends emergency provisions to help businesses

Rule relaxations helped some Vienna businesses survive the COVID crunch and the Vienna Town Council on June 7 voted unanimously to prolong the reprieve through Dec. 7. Council members approved temporary waivers of zoning restrictions to allow child-daycare facilities in...

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