Schools are out and temperatures are quickly rising this month, sending families rushing to local water parks for a chance to cool off. Both NOVA Parks and the Fairfax County Park Authority offer expansive water parks within their systems, like the Pirates Cove and the Water Mine.
Everyone has their own ideas about what qualities make a good father. Yet, the need for them in society is clear.
McLean High School’s Quiz Bowl team joined some of the top schools in the country at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments’ 2022 High School National Championship Tournament on May 28.
This year, the 2022 World Para Powerlifting Parapan American Open Championships will take place in early July in St. Louis. It is the first time that this event, a bench-press event, will take place in the U.S.
“This year, the 2022 Special Olympics were based in Orlando, Fla. More than 83,000 members participated in over 500 competitions. Additionally, 38,000 volunteers stepped up to make the event possible.
Last week, Lorton’s Laurel Hill Golf Club hosted the 2022 U.S. Disabled Open Golf Championship. However, it wasn’t even supposed to be in Virginia. It was supposed to be in Oklahoma City, but those plans changed.
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DIY & Homes
With temperatures rising and spring bulbs poking through the earth, we offer these tips/services to get your lawn and garden ready for spring.
With spring officially here, homeowners and landscape professionals alike will be reaching for their shovels to start digging projects - from planting trees and creating garden beds to installing new mailboxes, fences or pools. Before you put your shovel in the ground, don’t miss the critica…
Now is the time to prep your garden so you’ll be ready for planting. Throughout the fall and winter the garden can be exposed to the elements and the mess left behind by wind and storms.
Health & Food
It may not be widely known that women face unique risk factors for stroke throughout their lifetime. Things like pregnancy, preeclampsia and chronic stress can increase the risk for high blood pressure, a leading cause of stroke.
When a couple welcomes a new baby into the family, everything changes. The parents tend to focus on the new baby’s needs and on the new mom’s physical and mental health. Family, friends and support systems tend to focus on mom and baby as well. But what about dads and partners? It’s a challe…
When I think of my favorite sweet treat, I think of brownies. You too? However, most boxed brownie mixes have sugar as the first ingredient and this makes them a blood sugar-spiking horrible treat. This recipe uses dates as the sweetener and you can even use less if you like. The beans add f…
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
Even though President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, which technically freed enslaved African Americans, many would not experience that "freedom" for two more years. It wasn't until June 19th, 1865, when Union Army General Gordon Granger, proclaimed enslaved Af…
A belief is a notion we hold in our mind that may or may not actually be true, and is often different from those held by others. The existence of differences between beliefs does not make any one of them good or bad, they just…are. Personally, I believe “what goes around comes around,” famil…
Vance Phillip Banziger, age 60, a trade sales professional and longtime resident of Reston, Virginia, passed away on May 23, 2022 with family by his side. Vance was born in Anchorage, Alaska and was a son of Hans Richard Banziger and the late Norma Stackpole Banziger. Vance is survived by hi…
Anita V. LaGamma, née Vitacolonna, and her twin Gloria, were born in 1933 in the Bronx to an Italian immigrant family from Abruzzi.
Madeline Julia Gunderson Bregman “Nima,” passed away on May 14, 2022. Born on April 5, 1946 in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Harvey and Leonora (Fox) Gunderson. She graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in 1964. She worked as a Special Education Teacher’s Assistant fo…