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Historian to look at evolution of Mickey D’s in Fairfax County

The McLean Historical Society’s Dec. 13 meeting will feature a presentation by Chris Barbuschak, a research librarian at the Virginia Room in the City of Fairfax Regional Library. Barbuschak’s topic will be “The History of McDonald’s in Fairfax County.” The public...

Editor’s Notebook: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz…. sorry, nodded off there ……

As the 2021 gubernatorial election moves inexorably toward the finish line, let’s take a look back 80 years, to the Halloween edition of the Northern Virginia Sun back in 1941. That paper noted that there was only slight interest among...

Arlington Historical Society scavenger hunt continues

The Arlington Historical Society’s summer scavenger hunt continues through Aug. 31. Editions of the hunt are available at www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org in both English and Spanish. There are versions for families as well as for teens/adults. Participants are eligible with win gift...

Historical marker rediscovered in Rosslyn

A recently identified marker in Virginia hitherto thought lost to history has been rediscovered – hiding in plain sight.

Fairfax County History, 3/25/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. March 28, 1941: Virginia State Police officials say they will arrest drivers who allow passengers to ride on the runningboards of vehicles.A&P has smoked hams on sale for 25 cents per pound,...

Arlington Historical Society offers books on county

The Arlington Historical Society has what it believes is the largest concentration of books on the history of Arlington in the world in its online bookstore. “We offer more than three dozen local history books – most are by local...

Fairfax history, 3/4/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. March 5, 1959: * The county government is now requiring fire hydrants in all subdivisions started after April 10. * Enjoy prime rib, potato, salad, onion rings and rolls at Tom Sarris’s Steakhouse...

Arlington history, 3/4/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. March 5, 1959: * Clerk to the County Board Jeane Simmonds is leaving after six years. * Sheriff Carl Taylor auctioned off a supply of English sports cars in “as-is condition” for a...

Arlingtonians inducted into state-leadership pantheon

Two Arlingtonians – one living, one deceased – are among five inductees into the 2021 class of Strong Men & Women in Virginia History, an initiative sponsored by the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy. Krysta Jones and the late...
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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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