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.
Over 100 Girl Scouts attended a recent screening of selected portions of the award-winning documentary “Girl Rising” in Oakton to earn the Global Action award. In 2008, a team of former ABC journalists set out to answer the question: How do you end global poverty? They discovered that educat…
If local husband-and-wife real estate team Kevin and Elizabeth Ann Kline had not intervened, The Lamb Center would have been forced to halt its Fairfax City Day Work Program a mere three months after finally getting the program off the ground.
When Liz Kamp opened the New Trail Cycling Studio at Reston’s Lake Anne Plaza this past November, she found a thriving community eager to support local businesses, particularly ones run by women.
Fairfax County took at least a symbolic step toward making protecting the environment and addressing climate change a priority when the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a board matter recommending possible actions that the county can take to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
Upon entering the Giant Food store at Fox Mill Shopping Center in Herndon on Jan. 19, patrons received a shopping list from volunteers to supplement the one they already had on paper, on their phone, or in their head.
Fairfax County will accept applicants for its Housing Choice Voucher Program for the first time in more than 10 years, the county announced Jan. 16.
The Tex-Mex restaurant Uncle Julio’s is seeking $5 million in damages from Boston Properties in a lawsuit suing the Reston Town Center property owner over its paid parking system, Washington Business Journal senior staff reporter Rebecca Cooper reported on Jan. 11.
An office park across the street from the planned Reston Town Center Metro station will be converted into a new mixed-use district called Halley Rise over the next decade, developer Brookfield Properties announced on Dec. 17.
On the outside, Clementine Twin Lakes looks no different from any of the massive brick McMansions that dot the Northern Virginia landscape.
Assertions that The Ice House Café and Bar in Herndon is closing due to the rent being doubled are inaccurate, the property owner says.
Roland Mesnier was asked three times to be the pastry chef for the white house and he said no. He ended up working there for 26 years until 2004, serving five presidents and hundreds of thousands of guests from around the world. We met at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, where he was bui…
Individuals incarcerated in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center with substance use and addiction issues can now receive help while in jail, as Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid announced the launch of a new Addiction Treatment and Recovery Program on Oct. 30.
Imagine losing one-third of your body weight in less than a year. That feat surely sounds like a dream come true for a number of overweight Americans, although it may seem impossible to many.
The idea of a neighborhood bar “where everybody knows your name,” as the Cheers theme song goes, sounds almost fantastical nowadays, a nostalgic relic of a bygone era displaced by chain restaurants and urban development, especially in rapidly growing areas like Fairfax County.
A well-regarded medical and social services program for seniors will shut down its Fairfax facility on Oct. 31, Inova has confirmed to the Fairfax County Times.
A Herndon teen who graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology this past June is one of 20 students from around the U.S. to be named 2018 Davidson Fellows, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development announced on Aug. 16.
The Fairfax County Health Department took precautionary steps to prevent the potential spread of West Nile virus by spraying pesticides at Kings Park Park in Springfield and Ted Grefe Park in the City of Fairfax on Monday.
The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy’s 2018 Virginia Energy Plan listening session featured testimony from dozens of people eager to discuss their concerns and hopes for the future.
Tuba and Bilge Sapanli believe the independent fishmonger is about to make a comeback in the United States. In fact, they’re betting their family business on it.
Chop, chop, chop … I hope your team will not be chopped, too. Finally, students with challenges are learning outside of the classroom and doing something fun! The following is the official announcement:
When Beloved Yoga lost its lease in 2016, owner and founder Maryam Ovissi had a critical decision to make. Should she close her popular, 12-year-old yoga studio and sanctuary, or should she start afresh not only in a new location but also with a new iteration to the practice of yoga? Sitting…
Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is hosting a special Father’s Day weekend event focused on cooking in the antebellum era and the Civil War on June 15-16, 2018.
The first time that N. Zimmerman saw a mouse in her home, she did not expect to have an infestation on her hands, but the rodents just kept coming.
On May 14, the National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed the finding of the Haemaphysalis longicornis tick (otherwise known as the East Asian or Longhorned tick) in Virginia. The tick first appeared on an orphaned calf on a beef farm in Albemarle County.