“Shape of the Region” Conference reviews area’s Opportunity Index and gathers leaders to discuss successes and challenges.
County considers vacant office space repurposing guidelines; public offers some “good ideas.
Cycling advocacy group hosts county law enforcement reps at monthly meeting.
Fairfax County NAACP hosts Town Hall gathering with Kaine.
Fairfax delegation to General Assembly hears from public before heading to Richmond.
Connolly holds roundtable on congressional tax plan.
Social justice advocates told: ‘Go and do good’
Hypothermia Prevention Program gearing up for 2017-2018 season.
Connolly and Bulova host Opioid Crisis Roundtable.
Fairfax Education Association provides the forum for candidate Northam’s vision for public education in Virginia.
Area agencies, organizations and citizens engage to raise awareness and prevent deaths.
Chris Atwood Foundation hosts training on opioid overdose reversal.
County authorities hold public meetings to detail program and solicit public feedback.
Bulova hosts County Environmental Showcase.
Police offer members of the media insight on a “Day in The Life” of local law enforcement providers.
U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly hosts Alzheimer’s Town Hall.
American Turkish Friendship Association and County dine together for Ramadan.
Board cites progress on Police Practices improvements, but some citizens demand more.
Party platforms and civil discourse highlight forum for Lieutenant Governor candidates.
Challenge brings together several hundred attendees who “might normally not cross paths.”
Final adoption of the county budget takes place on May 2.
More funds recommended for Diversion First, schools.
Connolly addresses Global Leadership Forum.
Fairfax County launches ‘Make the Call’ campaign.
Clarifying county’s stance on immigration sparks sharp exchange among supervisors.
Housing and homeless services providers discuss “Complex needs and promising solutions.”
Travel rehearsal offered for individuals with disabilities.
Handcuffed by budget constraints in proposed budget, Diversion First may see some relief.
On Friday, March 10, Leadership Fairfax (LFI) held its annual Breakfast with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for the 26th time.
Panelists at Northern Virginia Chamber Forum discuss state of hospitality under the new administration.
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce gathered some heavy hitters to offer their thoughts and answer questions from a standing-room-only audience at the “State of Hospitality Under the New Administration” symposium on March 6.
New manager joining Two Poor Teachers after 18 years in business.
It’s been 18 years since Ken Nies co-founded Two Poor Teachers, LLC, but the kitchen and bath remodelling company isn’t resting on its laurels.
Faith communities coalition wants dedicated Energy Office
As Fairfax County prepares to update its formal Environmental Vision, the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS) is calling on local elected officials to recommit to the environmental protection pledge they adopted under then-Chairman Gerry Connolly.
Online survey open through March 6.
Fairfax County is preparing to update the Environmental Excellence 20-Year Vision Plan (Environmental Vision) and the public is urged to weigh in via an online survey.
Calls for no increase in real estate taxes; falls $61 million short of schools’ request.
An exercise in “triage and trade-offs” was how Mount Vernon District Supervisor Daniel Storck described the FY 2018 budget as proposed by County Executive Ed Long to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Board of Supervisors chairman to host Community Council on Land Use Engagement.
At the Jan. 24 meeting of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS), Chairman Sharon Bulova handed the gavel to Vice Chairman Penelope Gross (D-Mason District), and proceeded to utilize a “Chairman’s Initiative” to introduce a “Board Matter” of her own.
Governor, business leaders and analysts offer insights on regional economy.
The road signs along the highway to the region’s economic future are a bit difficult to read, sometimes pointing positively one way, and at other times seeming to indicate slow downs and hazards ahead, according to speakers and panelists at last week’s regional economic conference.
League of Women Voters hosts forum on Meals Tax issue.
The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area sponsored a debate-style panel discussion on the Meals Tax issue which will go before county voters in the Nov. 8 General Election.
It’s been called the fastest growing water sport in the world – although it took more than 2,000 years to recently take aim at that title.
Leadership Fairfax hosts 25th Annual Board of Supervisors State of the County Breakfast and presents Hanley Award to Bill Bouie for Public Service.
With the number and types of commitments made on their daily schedules, it takes a special occasion to gather the entire roster of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in one place at one time outside the walls of their meeting chambers.
HomeAid NoVA hosts ‘Keep the Homeless Housed’ Forum.
In 2008, Fairfax County partnered with the City of Falls Church to adopt an ambitious strategic plan to address the issue of homelessness in the region.
Area youth turn out for Project BEST Science and Technology Fun.
What could possibly have lured some 100 and more middle school youngsters back to a school building on a Saturday, especially if that school isn’t theirs and they had to get up extra early just to get there?
Third Annual STEM Symposium draws a crowd at the Nysmith School.
“We need people in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields today, tomorrow and as far as we can envision.”
VDOT’s Transform I-66 Inside the Beltway meeting leaves public waiting for answers.
There were also questions and comments of a financial nature.
A primer for doing either and avoiding pitfalls.
Here we are, once again right on the heels of the spring/summer real estate season when it seems like “For Sale” signs become the most common lawn ornament or condo window decoration.
Minecraft for a Mission – Touching Heart and their “Kids on a Mission” raise funds for children in foster care.
They say that charity begins at home. Helen Yi and Taylor, the mother and daughter co-founders of Touching Heart, a nonprofit aimed at educating and inspiring children to empathize with the needs of others and to take action to assist them, have no argument with that statement.
Experts predict continuing positive trend.
The final figures are in, and it looks like the 2015 local housing market was a modest winner.
Northern Virginia Transportation Commission facilitates public forum with new Metro chief.
When then Falls Church City Council member Dave Snyder was assigned to the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) in 1994 as part of his duties, he says he never suspected that his “luck” would lead him to a topic and to work that is as vital to and as challenging for the region today as it was when he entered that arena more than twenty years ago.
NVTA launches work on a six-year TransAction program.
Members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) chose an appropriate location to announce the launch of the organization’s TransAction update efforts last week.