When George Mason University Student organization ‘MEJA’ asked BaKura Shabazz Branch to speak at one of their meetings, they weren’t expecting to make a major policy shift at the school, but that’s exactly what happened.
A Nokesville, VIrigina, native is serving aboard USS Iwo Jima, an amphibious assault ship conducting training in Norfolk, Virginia.
The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra has been named a 2021 Dominion Energy ArtStar for its innovative music-learning program, Link Up, in partnership with Carnegie Hall.
This past Monday saw the Fairfax High Varsity Lions take on the Oakton Cougars in grid-iron action at home in their season opener. This game is a rematch of last years season opener where the Cougars defeated the Lions.
The George Mason Patriots finally get back into the game after their last two games with Dusquene and St. Bonaventure got canceled due to the one-two punch of coronavirus and the winter storm that has been hitting much of the east coast over the last week. Like the swallows headed to Capistr…
The Spring 2021 season will see the return of outdoor sports for high schools across Fairfax County and the state of Virginia as a whole. Sports such as baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, and lacrosse would seem to be well disposed to dealing with the current demands required due to the Cor…
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DIY & Homes
This holiday, people around the world are getting ready for a season that looks dramatically different from past years. As millions decide to stay home, the desire to make the most out of the holiday festivities is driving people to find more creative, convenient, and memorable ways to enjoy…
The changing season offers a new opportunity to grow fall-friendly plants. Gardening is a great way to decorate your space with beautiful blooms, grow fresh vegetables that produce delicious cool season harvests, and is a safe, healthy activity to engage in while practicing social distancing…
For the first time in recent history, October surpassed June as the most popular month to get married. And these autumn-loving brides may be on to something: Although the spring months are notoriously the best time to buy real estate (as well as have a wedding), fall may be the new ideal sea…
Health & Food
According to an American Psychological Association survey, nearly eight in 10 adults say the pandemic has caused them stress and anxiety. In 2020, Tranquility weighted blankets became a go-to, natural solution for millions of Americans seeking to unwind and achieve better sleep.
Fried food is a staple for many Americans, but regularly eating foods such as french fries, fried chicken, mozzarella sticks, hushpuppies, etc., can increase your change of having a major cardiovascular problem, according to a new study.
As we close out heart health awareness month, I wanted to share one of my favorite quick dinner ideas for Salmon in Parchment. Wild salmon is loaded with a good ratio of omega 3 fatty acids, a good portion of protein and is high in B vitamins and potassium. It also contains Astaxanthin, whic…
The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on small businesses. Whether it’s a local eatery, service provider, retail store or another type of business, when you shop small, you’re supporting a real person who is striving to keep his or her entrepreneurial dream alive.
RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced Sept. 21 that Rebuild VA, the $70 million economic recovery fund launched in August, is expanding its eligibility criteria to allow more small businesses to apply.
Minority entrepreneurs face challenges in accessing capital to start, grow and sustain businesses, and that problem has worsened during the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parenting & Family
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The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the uncertainty and worry college students annually feel about focusing on the right career and finding their dream job. The job market for young people is down, many schools have switched to remote learning, and many school resources aren’t available.
Like all previous holiday parties at school this past year, the tradition of passing out cards and candy for Valentine’s Day will look different for kids. Although some schools will still allow the passing out of Valentine’s Day cards and treats, all will be practicing social distance protocols.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Parvaneh Khosravi Korangy on the morning of February 19th, 2021 at home in Leesburg, Virginia. She is survived by her children Amir, Afsaneh, Sheida, Ardeshir, and her grandsons Bijan, Cyrus, Omeed, Navid and Arshan, as well as her ext…
Pamela Jeanne Forness Gordon, age 68, of Burke, Virginia, passed away at her home, on February 10, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. Pamela was born in Bellevue, Illinois, in 1952. She is survived by her daughter, Chiara Nicole Glass; son-in-law Christopher Glass; her granddaughte…
Loving Mother, proud grandmother and lifelong PE teacher, Peggy Dowdy Carlin, passed away on February 13, 2021 at the age of 81. Peggy held on to hear the voices and hold the hands of her three children, leaving a legacy of love, laughter and family. Peggy completed her Bachelor's at Emory a…
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