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‘Holiday Stroll’ kicks off the season in Vienna

Revelers of all ages gathered Nov. 28 to be socialize, shop and be entertained at Vienna’s 26th annual Church Street Holiday Stroll. The weather was cool but clear and attendees could warm their hands and toast marshmallows over wood fires...

Fairfax officials continue to mull refinements to 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. County officials this past spring and summer drafted a tiered framework for parking in...

Fairfax planners recommend expansion of 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 Nov. 14. The existing 69,635-square-foot school was built in 1964...

Authors draw from own experiences in discussing retirement finances

Retired financial planners Marjorie Fox and Eleanor Blayney spent their careers helping clients navigate the sometimes treacherous shoals of retirement. Their recently published book, “Women Wise,” serves up financial advice for current and future retirees, but especially women, who tend...

Royal visit helps inaugurate Westwood’s ‘court tennis’ effort

Court tennis is known as the “sport of kings,” so it was fitting that Westwood Country Club’s gala for its new court-tennis facility in early November featured a guest appearance by British royalty. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Forfar,...

Halloween’s most spooktacular floats honored in Vienna

The Vienna town government and Vienna Business Association (VBA) on Nov. 14 honored standouts from the 76th annual Vienna Halloween Parade, held Oct. 26. Mayor Linda Colbert and Vienna Business Association executive director Peggy James presented the award ribbons at...

Irked Vienna Council rejects housing proposal

Citing concerns that the driveway of an adjacent property owned by the same developer fronted on a busy intersection, the Vienna Town Council voted 5-2 Nov. 14 to deny a final development plat for a two-lot subdivision at 204...

Arlington Bar Foundation bestows its top accolade

Longtime Arlington attorney William Murray has influenced the community positively not only through legal work and athletic endeavors, but his personal ethics as well, said those honoring him Nov. 15 at the Arlington Bar Foundation’s annual William L. Winston...

Vienna Council moves forward with more sidewalk projects

The Vienna Town Council on Nov. 14 advanced six more proposed sidewalk projects in three of the town’s quadrants. The Council authorized Town Manager Mercury Payton to apply to the Maud Ferris Robinson Charitable Trust for $225,900 to finance final-design...

Rarely a dull moment for retiring Park Authority spokesman

In 21 years as Fairfax County Park Authority’s public-information officer, Judy Pedersen visited nearly all of the agency’s 420 sites, hosted countless community meetings about park projects and was the media’s go-to person during natural and human-caused crises. “One thing...

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