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Fairfax students honored for writing, art prowess

Fairfax County Public Schools students garnered 30 Gold Key awards in the 2021 Regional Scholastic Writing Awards competition, sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.  In all, 163 Gold Key, Silver Key and honorable mentions were earned by...

Vienna 1st-graders get up-close look at governance

First-graders at Cunningham Park Elementary School recently held a mock election between three fictional characters for Vienna mayor, and got to speak with the real-life mayor herself. The project-based-learning activity, first implemented three years ago, combines language-arts and social-studies content...

Fairfax leaders urged to promote holistic development

Fairfax County should invest in the economic mobility, well-being and health of its historically marginalized and disadvantaged residents, a Pennsylvania-based developer told the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Advisory Commission on Feb. 16. The goal is to maximize return on investment,...

Langley gymnast vaults to state title

Langley High School gymnast Julia Stout scored a 9.683 on vault to finish first in the event at the Virginia High School League’s Class 6 girls state individual gymnastics championships. Stout placed ninth on the uneven bars at the meet....

Way back when, Reagan National was among busiest airports in world

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in 2019 was the 26th busiest airport in the nation and the 117th busiest worldwide, reporting a pre-COVID-era count of 24.8 million passengers. The world has changed: In 1961, the airport (then plain old “National”)...

American Express bringing new lounge to Reagan National in 2022

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has inked an agreement with American Express to construct and open a Centurion Lounge at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The 11,500-square-foot facility is expected to open by the end of 2022, following the completion...

Passenger counts remain soft at Dulles, National

A year filled with turbulence ended on a challenging note for Northern Virginia’s two major airports, with passenger counts in December off by two-thirds at one and four-fifths at the other when compared to a year before. And for the...

Madison girls top Osbourn Park to win state hoops crown

The Madison Warhawks won the 2021 Virginia High School League’s Class 6 state tournament outright on its home court the night of Feb. 20 with a hard-fought 54-48 victory over the Osbourn Park Yellow Jackets in the title game. The...

Fairfax officials to dedicate Oakton bridge next month

The Fairfax County Park Authority will host a “virtual” ribbon-cutting ceremony in mid-March to mark the installation and opening of a new bridge in Gabrielson Gardens at Difficult Run Stream Valley Park, located in Oakton.  The bridge opened to the...

2 Shepherd’s Center programs in Fairfax to merge

The Shepherd’s Center serving Oakton, Vienna, Reston and Herndon and the Shepherd’s Center of Great Falls are joining forces to continue assisting area seniors, supporting aging in place and creating a world without loneliness for seniors. The newly formed Shepherd’s...
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PHOTOS: Madison wins region football crown!

The James Madison High School football team defeated Centreville, 22-7, on Nov. 26 to become the 2022 6D North...
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