After a controversial two month public debate over changing the name of Sidney Lanier Middle School, tributed to a Confederate poet and soldier, the City of Fairfax School Board voted on Monday to officially change the name.
Explore some of the favorite (relatively) recently published books recommended by the collections staff at Fairfax County Public Library.
FCEDA global operations pivot to virtual during pandemic
School is back in a sense in Fairfax County, although many schools have gone virtual to maintain safety and to provide kids an education. Physical Education is a class that’s the most reliant on personal interactions.
Have you ever experienced lower back pain or weakness? How about tight and tired hamstrings?
Over the past several months, everyone has had to play a different ball game thanks to COVID-19. Things have loosened up since May, when Virginia started its process of reopening the state. One of the athletic establishments affected by the pandemic has been bowling alleys. There are several…
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DIY & Homes
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…
"Our home used to be an escape from the daily routine, and now more than ever it has become our shelter from the outside world. Now our home may be more part of our daily routine, too," said Cristina Miguelez, remodeling specialist for Fixr, a resource for home remodeling projects. "As more …
The benefits of "daylighting" are real. The amount of daylight a person receives affects brain chemistry, and a lack of it can lead to seasonal affective disorder, according to the Mayo Clinic. Exposure to sunlight helps our brain produce serotonin and endorphins, hormones that stabilize our…
Health & Food
Flu season will look different this year, as the country grapples with a coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 172,000 people. Many Americans are reluctant to visit a doctor's office and public health officials worry people will shy away from being immunized.
Doctors fear that the risk of myopia, an eye condition that causes nearsightedness, may go up due to increased screen time for kids.
The Nutrition Facts label was recently updated by the Food and Drug Administration in an effort to help people eat right and shop more wisely.
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.
Considering the economic challenges the world is faced with today, including some of the highest unemployment numbers in recent history, now could be an excellent time to begin a career as a freelancer.
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt normal day-to-day operations of small- to mid-sized businesses and nearly half of the U.S. workforce hangs in the balance, employers are taking creative measures to reset their go-to-market strategies and offerings. By changing their operations to meet the de…
Parenting & Family
As American families continue to track developments of the pandemic, many are opting for regional travel experiences this fall.
Social distancing guidelines across the country have made visiting a conventional movie theater difficult, if not impossible. However, what was once a relic of the past has now become an innovation in entertainment, the drive-in movie theater.
As Fairfax County Public Schools began classes virtually this Tuesday, teachers and county staff members spent the summer preparing services and resources for English learning students.
When I think about who I would like to represent my family and I in Congress, I would like a leader who takes the time to listen to the concerns of constituents. I do not want a career politician who has taken his seat for granted and painted himself as a moderate while his voting record doe…
I try to check everyone’s pants pockets before I do the laundry so I do not discover something unwanted after the fact, such as the errant hair doo-dad, pencil eraser, or dead cricket (which hopefully was that way before he went through the wash). Fortunately, most of these things retain the…
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jill Borkowski-Lang, owner of Cracked-Egg Enterprises. Jill was born in NJ, raised in Ft. Lauderdale, she graduated from FSU & Univ. of Denver. Jill is survived by her mother, Pat, sister Kristen, brother-in-law Joel & nephew L…
Christopher Mearl Toia died on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, in his home in Chantilly, Virginia. He was born on May 23rd, 1990 in Virginia to his beloved parents Karie and Jeff Toia. "Chris" as he was fondly called by his family and friends was a kind and quiet young man. Chris had a huge hea…
August 20, 2020