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Library fines soon to be thing of past in Fairfax County

The Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees is preparing to dispense with overdue-materials fines to make the county’s library system more equitable and not discourage people from using the facilities. A four-month effort by an ad-hoc committee formed this year...

Arlington school enrollment still well below pre-COVID figure

Despite intensive efforts to get them back, Arlington Public Schools has about 4 percent fewer students in class than it did pre-pandemic, according to new figures. Superintendent Francisco Durán on Oct. 14 said the school system’s official count for the...

Community Foundation hits record at fund-raising event

A record total of more than $500,000 was raised during Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s 2021 Raise the Region, its annual fund-raiser.The event was held online on Oct. 8 with the theme “Building a Community That Works for Everyone.” The...

Potomac School runs past Flint Hill

In recent seasons, it wasn’t uncommon when the Potomac School Panthers quickly trailed and eventually lost to the Flint Hill Huskies in high-school football action. Things finally changed Oct. 16. The host Panthers indeed again fell behind the Huskies, 6-0, in...

Upton Hill ropes course makes its formal debut

From a hanging picnic table and suspended red canoe to wooden barrels, car tires, zip lines and footpads marked with animal prints, the new ropes course at Upton Hill Regional Park in Arlington packs a lot of exercise opportunities...

Columbia Pike advocacy group takes on new name

Goodbye, “Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization.” Hello, “Columbia Pike Partnership.” The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) used its 35th-anniversary celebration on Oct. 14 to announce its new name, the culmination of a process several years in the making. “We felt it was...

N.Va. homes-sales market returning to more seasonal norms

Despite a year-over-year drop, home sales across Northern Virginia last month were strong when compared to other Septembers over most of the past decade, although there are signs the previously overheated market continues to return to a degree of...

O’Connell nips top rival Ireton

The host Bishop O’Connell Knights (4-3, 1-1) were a homecoming winner in Oct. 16 high-school football action. O’Connell nipped the Bishop Ireton Cardinals, 15-14, in a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Metro Division tilt. The win was O’Connell’s fifth in the...

Generals score 49 against Herndon in win

The visiting Washington-Liberty Generals (2-5, 2-2) were a homecoming winner in Oct. 16 high-school football action. The Generals downed the host Herndon Hornets, 49-35, in that Liberty District game for their second straight victory. In W-L’s win, Herndon scored on a...

Boomers beating out Millennials in battle for homes

The past year’s frenzied housing demand likely has more to do with the demographic makeup of America than a one-time, pandemic-driven boom, a new Zillow analysis of the age, sex, race and income of home-buyers over a decade reveals. Millennials...
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New Hunter Mill Road bridge to take another step forward

Fairfax County supervisors on Oct. 19 were slated to give the go-ahead for a project-administration agreement with the Virginia...
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