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Fairfax brainstorms to tackle wayward shopping carts

Fairfax County supervisors agree: Abandoned shopping carts are eyesores that diminish the landscape and are miserably difficult to extricate from bodies of water. Supervisors at their Land-Use Policy Committee meeting July 20 examined a draft ordinance to address the problem,...

Masked-up students? Jury is still out.

If Arlington Public Schools students return full-time to the classroom in the fall – and it remains an “if,” not a “when” – should they be masked up throughout the school day? Good luck getting a solid answer to that...

‘Old School’ column: Daytime fun!

We recently reminisced about what we did on summer evenings, but what about those hot summer days?

PHOTOS: Chesterbrook, Dominion Hills face off in diving

Divers from Chesterbrook and Dominion Hills faced off recently in Northern Virginia Swimming League (NVSL) Division IV competition. Dominion Hills won the meet. Enjoy these photos from Deb Kolt. Click on any photo to access the slide show, and click...

Editorial: FCPS superintendent knows which way wind blows

The announcement by Fairfax Superintendent Scott Brabrand that he’d be departing at the end of the coming school year shows the superintendent knows which way the wind is blowing – and wants no part of it. When he was hired...

Editorial: Just use the route numbers

Members of the current Fairfax County Board of Supervisors – not all, but an ever-increasing number – seem to have a propensity to combine ponderousness with sanctimoniousness. Couple that with a blind spot when it comes to self-awareness (they...

Library branches to offer COVID shots

The Arlington County government will host a number of walk-in COVID-vaccination clinics at branch libraries in coming days. Those ages 12 to adult can be vaccinated; youth under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Vaccine provided will...

Former Marlins swimmer makes Olympic team

For Andrew Seliskar, the third time was the charm in achieving his ultimate goal and dream. The former McLean resident and member of the McLean Marlins summertime Northern Virginia Swimming League team recently qualified for the Summer Olympics by earning...

Expect daytime delays on Georgetown Pike July 26-28

The Virginia Department of Transportation this coming week will conduct daytime flagging to direct drivers on Georgetown Pike (Route 193) between Swinks Mill Road and Interstate 495 (the Capital Beltway) in McLean during the installation of a stormwater pipe...

Overlee wins Division I diving title

Overlee secured the diving championship in Division I of the Northern Virginia Swimming League with a 46-25 home victory over Dunn Loring on July 20. Overlee finished the season with a 4-1 record, with Dunn Loring at 3-2 and Old...
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Falling short in court, preservationists look to legislature

Having failed in a Hail Mary court challenge to force preservation of the land surrounding the razed Rouse estate...
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