Reports from China paint an increasingly alarming picture of a coronavirus that has now factored in over 100 deaths and forced millions of people into quarantine worldwide, and Fairfax County has not been immune from fears of the outbreak’s spread.
On Jan. 27, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and 28 of their Democratic Senate colleagues in requesting updates on the Administration’s response to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and information on the steps being taken to kee…
When she founded Food for Neighbors four years ago, Karen Joseph had the modest goal of helping feed her children’s peers at Herndon Middle School.
Fairfax County moved to significantly ramp up its use of solar energy on Dec. 10, announcing that it has awarded contracts to install solar photovoltaic arrays at 113 county government, park, and school facilities.
The yellow brick road in the basement of Annandale United Methodist Church is not magical. It does not pass under rainbows or lead to an Emerald City in the Land of Oz, contrary to the colorful graphics on the sign placed over entrance six.
Like most of her prospective customers, “Your CBD Store Fairfax” co-owner Beth Collingwood initially approached cannabidiol with skepticism.
Dr. Tonya Adkins, M.D., is a certified obstetrics and gynecology specialist for the nonprofit HealthWorks for Northern Virginia, but despite her credentials and expertise as well as good health insurance, she still almost died in the process of childbirth, a danger that remains all too possi…
“Alzheimer’s does not affect the part of the brain that allows people to remember music. In fact, music is the last thing to disappear,” said Jeanne Kelly, founder and artistic director of Encore who started Sentimental Journey Singers (SJS), the new choir in Fairfax for adults diagnosed wit…
No grocery store can fully capture the breadth of Asian food, but the City of Fairfax’s new Super H Mart comes close.
In 1969, the Virginia Travel Corporation adopted the motto “Virginia is for Lovers” in a push to attract a new generation of visitors.
What if lack of feminine hygiene products kept you in your room for days and you couldn’t go to school? Local teen Girl Scouts in Oakton pondered this question about their peers in developing countries.
On its website, Fairfax County announced on Oct. 2 that it will no longer accept glass bottles and jars in curbside recycling bins, retroactively effective as of Oct. 1.
There was no shortage of Wawa enthusiasts at the kick-off for construction on the convenience store chain’s new location in the Town of Vienna on Sept. 24.
Until today, Fairfax County residents experiencing domestic and sexual violence had to travel to the Historic Courthouse in Fairfax or the South County Human Services Building in Alexandria to talk with an advocate face-to-face.
Summer may be winding down, but a new opportunity to garden is just beginning. Plenty of vegetables and flowers can be grown successfully in late summer and well into fall, so it's a great time to refresh with plants that either thrive in slightly cooler weather or are easy to bring indoors …
While Hurricane Dorian left Northern Virginia untouched, the region might not be as lucky in the future, as climate change exacerbates the intensity of hurricanes and other extreme weather events.
In a 10,000 square-foot, open-plan office accessible from the back of a low-lying, nondescript building in Reston, a team of engineers, software designers, beverage scientists, accountants, and marketing professionals are working to revolutionize drinking water.
Michael Platt has always known that he wanted to help kids who did not have enough food to eat. An avid baker, with a passion to fight food inequality, he started Michaels Desserts at only 11 years old. Steadfast on his mission to do his part in closing the meal gap, Michaels Desserts operat…
Fairfax County has terminated a contract for electronic waste collection, recycling, and disposal services after the local recycling company Securis filed a protest against the county for how it handled the competitive bid process.
One of the few privately maintained stormwater management facilities left in Fairfax County may eventually come under county control.
Put on this scuba-like suit filled with electrodes and be ready for a tingling, buzzing sensation in your muscles! This sensation is caused by a medical device that is the first to be approved for general fitness. The device, called E-Fit, uses Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology …
Fairfax County has identified just over $2 million in damages and other expenses resulting from rain that flooded the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region on July 8.
On July 31st, a group of families from Fairfax's Mantua community hosted a supply drive to collect items for immigrants crossing the U.S. border. Over 40 boxes of supplies were donated, sorted and shipped to the Catholic Charities of Rio Grande Valley by the volunteers.
A semblance of normalcy has returned to the Greenspring Retirement Community more than two weeks after an outbreak of respiratory illnesses struck the senior living facility, putting 23 people in the hospital and possibly contributing to three deaths.
Individuals can now obtain free cable and trigger firearm locks as well as locking medication boxes from the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board as part of a “Lock and Talk” program launched recently launched by the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia.
Inova Health System, the largest nonprofit healthcare system in Northern Virginia, has made its network of providers and facilities available to additional Medicaid and, potentially, Medicare members after coming to an agreement with Optima Health, the health insurance provider announced on …
Last month, approximately 150 community members, local businesses, elected officials and County leaders came together to celebrate the completion of the Huntington Levee and improvements to Farrington Park. Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck welcomed those assembled and thanked form…
A Great Falls nonprofit has spent the last decade helping bring clean energy to rural homes in Africa, and that work has now earned it global recognition courtesy of an international award for projects and organizations dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Shortly after Len Trahan retired seven years ago, he suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk and inhibited his ability to function on the left side of his body.
On June 1, the New Horizon Bass Anglers Youth Foundation Inc. hosted its annual Kids Fishing Derby at Lake Fairfax. Connor G. Liu, a 7th grader attending Rachel Carson Middle School won the age 7-15 division. Connor caught a total of 17 fish. There were two awards divisions, Ages 1-6 and 7-15.
A familiar mantra among shelters, nonprofits, and other organizations dedicated to addressing homelessness is that anyone can become homeless.
Sid Thakker’s award-winning science fair project began as many science fair projects do: with a basic observation and a burning desire to learn more.
When Tristan Rogers was 6, he decided to raise money so that children like him elsewhere in the world can have food to eat.
Given the whirlwind of responsibilities and other concerns that make up everyday life, the possibility of contracting a deadly or debilitating disease is rarely at the forefront of people’s minds until they are diagnosed or someone they know goes through the experience.
Opioid manufacturers and distributors should be held responsible for the national prescription drug abuse epidemic and compensate Fairfax County for the damages it has experienced as a result, county officials argued in a lawsuit filed in Fairfax County Circuit Court on Apr. 30.
On April 30, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors filed a lawsuit in Virginia state court against more than 50 known defendants, including opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, for their role in creating the public health emergency caused by the opioid…
So far in 2019, Fairfax County firefighters say there have been ten significant fires caused by improperly discarded cigarettes, cigars or other recreational smoking materials. They say that the combined monetary damages for the ten fires is very near the $1M mark. They also say all ten fire…
Dr. John Deeken is officially president of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute, Inova President and CEO J. Stephen Jones announced on Wednesday during a dedication ceremony for the healthcare provider’s new 438,000 square-foot facility in Fairfax.
In honor of National Pilates Day on May 4, Club Pilates, the Nation’s largest Pilates franchise with 500 studios, is giving people one more reason to try Pilates. While Pilates is famous for sculpting longer and stronger muscles in addion to a tighter core, on Friday, May 3 through Sunday, M…
Northfield Investment and Development has recently announced its acquisition of the former Marco Polo Restaurant site in Downtown Vienna that was demolished by a fire last fall.