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Public-Safety Notes, 9/9/21 edition

News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County. COUNTY POLICE ARREST WOODBRIDGE MAN FOR ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT IN TYSONS: Fairfax County police arrested a 38-year-old Woodbridge man Sept. 2 after detectives received a positive match earlier in the week from...

Public-Safety Notes, 9/2/21 edition

News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County. VICTIM ROBBED AT KNIFEPOINT AT TYSONS HOTEL: An individual agreed to meet an acquaintance in a hotel room in the 8600 block of Westwood Center Drive in Tysons on Aug. 24 at...

Social-safety-net agency gets new home in Vienna church

SPARC, a non-profit that provides day programs for adults with disabilities, will celebrate Sept. 1 the opening of its new administrative office at Church of the Good Shepherd, located at 2351 Hunter Mill Road in the Vienna area. Festivities will...

Interfaith group competition urges a look beyond COVID

Tysons Interfaith, a coalition of 19 faith communities in the Tysons area, is sponsoring an art and essay contest focusing on positive lessons from the COVID pandemic. “A Whole New World Starts Now” will offer cash prizes for those in...

Flint Hill student garners international scholarship

Chapter AO (Vienna) of the P.E.O. Sisterhood has awarded Isobel Matsukas, a 2021 graduate of Flint Hill School, one of the international organization’s prestigious STAR scholarship. Matsukas was chosen by the international selection committee based on academic performance, school and...

Police: Bicyclist disregards sign, ends up in hospital

A bicyclist who was traveling on the Washington & Old Dominion Regional Trail and approaching Park Street, S.E., on July 26 at 2:45 p.m. disregarded the stop sign on the bike trail, entered the travel lanes of Park Street and...

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: 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...

Editorial: Chaos in local school districts now widespread

In different ways, school districts across Northern Virginia seem to be cracking under the pressure – some of it brought on by COVID, but just as often by School Board leadership that is out of touch, out of step...

Overlee holds annual swim-a-thon

The Overlee Flying Fish swimming team hosted its 14th annual swim-a-thon earlier this summer with the theme “Overlee Gives Back.” Along those lines, the team chose to host a food drive and to raise money in support of the Arlington...
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Letter: Del. Simon lives his values, aids his community

Editor: In your Oct. 21 Fairfax legislative-races endorsements, you claim that the Del. Marcus Simon (D-53rd) is “disconnected from...
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