The 7th Annual Student Technology Challenge, which focuses on creating technology to aid those age 50 up, winner was a group of students from Oakton and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) who created an app to help those with dementia retain memories.
Inova announced a transformational gift from long-time supporters of Inova, Dwight and Martha Schar, to support the hospital system’s heart and vascular programs. The Schars’ gift of $75 million – one of the largest to advance heart health in the country – will accelerate innovative cardiova…
Last week, 49-year-old Xuan Kha Tran Pham, a Fairfax County resident with a history of mental health issues, attacked staff members at Congressman Gerry Connolly’s district office with a metal baseball bat. Pham’s actions highlight the shortfalls in Virginia’s mental health system rather tha…
Fairfax native and Virginia men’s golfer George Duangmanee recently earned a pristine opportunity to compete for a spot in this year’s U.S. Open at The Los Angeles Country Club from June 15-18.
Woodson Girl’s lacrosse found an answer to head to the state tournament by defeating Robinson 9-4 to become your Occoquan Region Champions on May. 26. A statement wasn’t made in particular, but a game plan that worked in favor of Woodson.
It’s been nearly a year since James Madison High School saw their boy’s lacrosse team capture a state championship against the Battlefield Bobcats. At the time, it was the second lacrosse title in school history (2019).
Arts and Entertainment
DIY & Homes
Maintenance is an important part of home ownership, but many people delay tasks, thinking a few weeks or even months won’t do any harm. However, putting off home maintenance is risky because small issues that are simple to fix now can quickly lead to complex problems that are expensive to fi…
If you enjoy time at home these days, you’re not alone. According to TruGreen’s new survey conducted in collaboration with OnePoll, 69% of Americans spend more time at home than two years ago. And because homeowners enjoy being at home, it’s no surprise home improvement remains a priority, w…
Over the past year, architectural design saw a surge in nature-inspired, earth tones, such as calming shades of blue and green. Homeowners can expect this trend to continue into the coming months, but with warmer, richer colors.
Health & Food
With summer just beginning, pools and lakes are opening up. It can be a great place to have fun for all ages in the warm weather. However, learning water safety is crucial for those who want to hang out at their neighborhood pools or swim in the nearby lake this summer.
Traveling this summer? Got a long road trip planned? I’ve got you covered with healthy on-the-go clean food options. Your clean eating routine doesn’t have to go by the wayside just because you’ll be away from home and your kitchen. With a little pre-planning, you can create a lot of option…
This month, bring your attention to ALS if you’re looking to bring awareness. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS is a progressive, fatal disease. A neurodegenerative disease, it affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. When your motor neurons — which are responsible for sending a…
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
Yiau-Min Huang, 85 of Rosslyn, Virginia passed away May 8th, 2023, peacefully in her home.
Michael Wayne Bailey, a 57-year-old homeless Veteran, was discovered passed on Tuesday, April 04, 2023, in Leesburg, Virginia. Michael served three years in the US Navy and was discharged in 1993. He was proud of his Naval service, but struggled with his Department of Veterans Affairs servic…
Patricia Jane (Kilcoyne) Harrison of Fairfax, Virginia, passed away on November 13, 2022, at the age of 83. Pat was born Septem-ber 17, 1939, in Elmira, New York, to the late Col. Augustin G. and Loretta Kilcoyne (Boyes Williams). Pat was predeceased by her parents, her husband Joe Clayton H…