In Northern Virginia snow brings joy to some, and terror to others, but for Ellen Kamilakis assistant district administrator for communications for Northern Virginia District, at the Virginia Department of Transportation, snow is her job.
Junior League was founded in 1901, in New York. It was a way for women to organize together and volunteer. Today, almost 300 chapters of the Association of Junior League International can be found across North America, and Great Britain. This includes the Junior League of Northern Virginia.…
Tears of joy came to the eyes of local Fairfax County special education advocates Callie Oettinger and Debra Tisler, as they read a much-anticipated decision by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights on Nov. 30.
Several players from Fairfax County helped propel the University of Mary Washington’s men’s soccer team to advance to the NCAA semifinals for the second time in program history.
One year ago, S.B. Ballard Stadium was the site of disappointment for the James Madison Warhawks.
The lady Wolverines left last season on a positive note. Despite losing to Robinson in the semi-final district match, the girls made it that far. However, the team had its ups and downs. Injuries piled up and many things didn’t go well for them.
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DIY & Homes
When you’re considering upgrades for your home, earth-friendly enhancements that impact your energy usage are smart investments. Energy-saving home upgrades can offer long- and short-term advantages for the earth, your wallet and even your safety.
Winter and colder weather mean it’s time to think about winterizing to help keep your home and everyone in it safe and comfortable – no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.
In the world of design, what’s old inevitably becomes new again, and a similar pattern is inspiring today’s on-trend color palettes for home decor. The latest styles reflect reviving and comforting colors influenced by heritage and romance, lending to a look that is familiar in an individual…
Health & Food
One of my favorite holiday cookies is the Thumbprint cookie which has a little dollop of homemade jam in the center. Some years I have even been known to freeze a bit of my homemade jellied cranberry sauce and use that as the jam in the center. These cookies are gluten and dairy-free and bec…
Far too many women suffer in silence with urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control). Maybe you were told that a little leakage is just normal as you age. Or you might think the only fix is major surgery. Both statements are false.
According to the Capital Area Food Bank’s 2022 Hunger Report, 41 percent of Fairfax County households with children experience food insecurity. Across the U.S. in 2019, 10 percent of households were, at times, unable to acquire adequate food for one or more household members because they had…
An unexpected event such as a seasonal storm can wreak havoc on your business. While you may not be able to manage Mother Nature, you can take steps to protect your business against the impact of a natural disaster.
StarKist, the Pennsylvania-based tuna company, will soon move their headquarters to Fairfax County.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on small businesses. Whether it’s a local eatery, service provider, retail store or another type of business, when you shop small, you’re supporting a real person who is striving to keep his or her entrepreneurial dream alive.
Parenting & Family
The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is what is known as the “100 deadliest days” for young drivers on the road, according to Morgan Dean at AAA Mid-Atlantic.
Grab your sunscreen, favorite snacks, and the kids for family fun in the parks this summer! Every Saturday and Wednesday morning, Arts in the Parks will be hosting several performances perfect for the whole family. Not only will they be entertained with live performances, but they’ll also co…
Program to bring new outdoor opportunities to military families across the country
The holiday season is a time of festivities, joy, and family… and for stress, isolation, anxiety, and depression.
Dolores Bullock, 89, passed away on November 25th, 2022, with her loving son at her side.
December 19, 1926 - October 28, 2022
Born October 5, 1928 in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY. Died November 29, 2022, surrounded by family and friends, at the Anthology of Tuckahoe, Richmond, Virginia where she was residing.