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Fairfax County History, 10/14/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. October 16, 1941: D.C. planning officials are pleading with their Northern Virginia counterparts not to allow high-rise development adjacent to the Potomac River.The goal for this year’s Fairfax County Community Chest drive...

More Vienna neighborhood streets to get sidewalks

Four more Vienna sidewalk projects that will be financed from the Maud Ferris Robinson Charitable Trust have advanced to the final-design stage.The Vienna Town Council voted 6-1 Oct. 11 to spend $101,700 to have Urban Ltd. perform the final...

Vienna Town Council trims Planning Commission size

Seeking to bring the Vienna Planning Commission’s membership in line with those of similarly sized nearby jurisdictions, the Vienna Town Council on Oct. 11 agreed to reduce the commission’s size from nine members to seven. The Code of Virginia stipulates...

Weichert taps industry veteran for regional post

Susan Westbrook, who has held leadership posts at a number of local real-estate agencies, has been tapped as a regional vice president in Weichert, Realtors’ Capital Region, responsible for the management and growth of the company’s 12 sales offices...

Arlington man arrested in Vienna burglaries

Vienna police officers on Oct. 1 at 4:45 a.m. responded to the report of a suspicious man in the 1000 block of Fairway Drive, N.E. Residents in the area told police that their security cameras showed the man approaching...

Local homes market getting back to normal ebb, flow

Newly released home-sales data from across the Washington region suggest that the market isn’t quite yet back to its normal seasonal ebb and flow, although it is headed in that direction. Compared to a year before, sales in September were...

SoberRide effort gears up for Halloween

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) will provide its longstanding “SoberRide” initiative for Halloween, offering a safe ride home for those (21 and older) who may have been imbibing. The effort, conducted in conjunction with Lyft, will be in operation...

Girl Scouts focus on financial literacy for Gold Award project

As Girl Scout seniors in high school, Cathy Zhang and Sarina Saran recently completed the Gold Award, the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn. As part of that effort, they worked with Chrissy Brownson at Providence Elementary School in...

Vienna police continue investigation after shooting

Vienna police on Oct. 7 arrested a 25-year-old Manassas man on multiple charges following a shooting in the parking lot of Navy Federal Credit Union, 820 Follin Lane, S.E. Officers responded to the scene at 12:36 a.m. and found a...

Vienna government lauded for innovative initiative

The Vienna Town government has won the prestigious President’s Award, the highest honor for imaginative solutions by a local government bestowed by the Virginia Municipal League. The award was in response to the town government’s Liberty Amendments Month celebration, held...
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