Del. Kathy Tran (D-Fairfax) and Del. Ken Plum (D-Fairfax) are endorsing Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond City) in her run for the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial race.
Three Fairfax County public schools will benefit from a five-year $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) to expand programming in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Fort Belvoir Primary School, Fort Belvoir Elementary School, and Whi…
Saaya Patel is a competitive dancer, a serious student, and a drummer. She also volunteers at a memory care facility and also has started a literacy program where children can read to their dogs with the goal of improving their reading skills and providing the dogs with loving attention. She…
Fairfax County Public School Superintendent Scott Braband proposed on September 15th that the nationally-ranked Thomas Jefferson High School is considering altering the admissions process with the hopes of increasing student body diversity.
Kings Glen Elementary School sixth grade teacher Lisa Rode has been named the Region 4 Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Department of Education.
Bret Johnson, assistant professor of accounting in George Mason University’s School of Business, has been awarded a one-year academic fellowship with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).
When it comes to making informed decisions for government, businesses, and the community, it’s important to have lots of information. For the Greater Washington area, leaders in those spheres rely on reports and analyses to ensure the best choices are made for the region’s future. In many wa…
Governor Ralph Northam announced September 4 that he has appointed Alexandria Police Officer Bennie L. Evans to the Commonwealth of Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board.
Two hundred twelve students from 18 high schools have been named semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for 2021. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), which also serves as the Governor’s Regional School for Northern Virginia, has 132 semifinalists.
The Fairfax County Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination announced the winners of the 2020 Environmental Excellence Awards Sept. 2.
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand has named Gautam Sethi, who currently serves as chief technology officer for the Douglas County (Col.) School District, as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) overseeing the Department of Information Technology, effective …
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) Fire Chief John Butler has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) President’s Awards of Recognition.
RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam, First Lady Pamela Northam, and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Director and CEO Alex Nyerges announced August 25 40 Virginia artists who will receive $5,000 grants through a special program to help visual artists impacted by COVID-19.
Fairfax County, the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) and the community celebrated construction of the new Lorton Community Center and Lorton Library with a groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 22.
A team headed by two George Mason University scientists has developed a urine test that detects tuberculosis in many types of patients, but has proven especially effective in children.
The Hwang Family will be honored by the Fairfax County Park Foundation (FCPF) for their support of county parks and park programs. Family members will receive the 2020 Eakin Philanthropy Award in the Individual category at a virtual ceremony in November.
The Friends of Riverbend Park (FORB) is being honored by the Fairfax County Park Foundation (FCPF) for its generous support of Riverbend Park programs and projects. The group of dedicated volunteers will receive a 2020 Eakin Philanthropy Award in the Fairfax County Park Authority Friends Gro…
With the project to reconstruct outdoor platforms at four Orange Line stations west of Ballston proceeding well ahead of schedule, Metro today announced that East Falls Church will reopen August 23.
A newly constructed passenger-pickup curb built to more efficiently accommodate app-based ride services debuted at Washington Dulles International Airport Aug. 18.
Dominion Energy will be honored with a 2020 Eakin Philanthropy Award for its support of Fairfax County parks through the Fairfax County Park Foundation (FCPF). It will receive the FCPF honor in the Organization Award category at a virtual ceremony in November.
The Fairfax County Park Authority in partnership with Springfield/South County Youth Club (SYC) will soon begin Field #3 lighting installation at Hooes Road Park.
The Fairfax County Park Authority Board has voted to name a pollinator garden at Lake Accotink Park in honor of lifelong educator, naturalist, gardener and community volunteer Margaret Kinder. At its meeting on July 22, the board voted to name the garden the Margaret Kinder Education and Pol…
The pandemic has changed how many things are done, including Real Food For Kids’ (RFFK) annual culinary challenge, open to middle and high school students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the metropolitan area.
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has been awarded a $100,000 summer meals grant from the Nourishing Neighbors Safeway Foundation.
The Fairfax County Park Authority Board will honor the Meridian Group with the Harold L. Strickland Partnership and Collaboration Award for its work on Quantum Field in Tysons.
he Fairfax County Park Authority has become certified as a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) certified employer. This designation serves as a welcome sign for veterans seeking employment with the agency. The V3 Program helps employers develop and implement long-term strategies and nationally rec…
Cathy Ledec will be honored with the 2020 Sally Ormsby Environmental Stewardship Award for 17 years of volunteer service at Huntley Meadows Park and for the Fairfax County Park Authority.
The Fairfax County Park Authority announced the selection of Stephanie Leedom, who will serve as Director of the Park Planning and Development Division. Leedom fills the vacancy created by the retirement of current Planning Division Director David Bowden, who led park planning for over two decades.
The Fairfax County Park Authority will honor six individuals and groups with 2020 Elly Doyle Park Service Special Recognition Awards at a virtual volunteer celebration in November.
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand has named Mark Greenfelder, who currently serves as executive director of the Office of School Support, as the assistant superintendent for the new Department of School Improvement and Supports, effective July 24.
The Fairfax County School Board voted to rename Robert E. Lee High School after the late U.S. Congressman John R. Lewis at its business meeting July 23. The new name will be effective for the 2020-21 school year.
Volunteers from Colvin Run Mill, Frying Pan Farm Park and the Olander and Margaret Banks Neighborhood Park will be honored for their outstanding service contributions as recipients of the Fairfax County Park Authority’s 2020 Elly Doyle Park Service Awards.
A Springfield teenager described as an “all-round volunteer dynamo” is the 2020 Youth recipient of a Fairfax County Park Authority Elly Doyle Park Service Awards.