Today's home chefs want - and expect - more from their kitchens than ever before. To optimize their culinary and entertaining skills, they seek exciting new ways to push the boundaries of what they can do at home. These forward-thinking cooks also aim to prepare meals efficiently, using the …
The appeal of all things al fresco has never been higher with homeowners across the country investing more time and money than ever before into their outdoor spaces. Based on insights from decking contractors, retailers and home design experts, industry leader Trex Company has compiled its a…
Metro reduced its service this week in an effort to limit the novel coronavirus pandemic that has embroiled the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, prompting school and business closures, an uptick in teleworking, and widespread financial uncertainty.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Mar. 17 to declare a local state of emergency to give the county more flexibility and authority to curtail the novel coronavirus pandemic that has upended daily life in the U.S. and many other countries around the world.
The novel coronavirus that has infected more than 100,000 people and disrupted economies around the world has been detected throughout Virginia, including four cases in Fairfax County.
There is a senior Girl Scout who is working to help protect Reston from mosquito bites. As a part of her Girl Scout Gold Award, Julia Cartwright has been giving mosquito vector control presentations in Reston and other areas of the county on how to reduce mosquito populations and avoid mosqu…
The Fairfax County Health Department is reporting two additional presumptive positive cases for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), who are close contacts to a case identified in North Carolina. The results are considered presumptive, pending confirmation by the Centers for Disease Control …
The novel coronavirus that has infected more than 100,000 people and disrupted economies around the world has now been detected in Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, Prince William and Spotsylvania Counties.
The DMV area, home to over 6 million people, suffered through 86 days of poor air quality due to air pollution in 2018, according to a new report from Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG Education Fund.
Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services is one of 22 recipients of an enhanced mobility grant from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board.
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.