There are few things that stir the emotions and awe as much as a space flight.
Author: Penny Gross
STRESS! That feeling of physical or emotional tension brought on by our unceasing heat and high humidity, Covid-19, economic uncertainty, social unrest, or perhaps simply a difficult personal or family situation. Whatever the cause, the fallout in our community and across the country is intense.
Fairfax County’s 427 public parks are among the best in the nation. From 1.44 acre Bel Air Park in Mason District to 1,555 acre Huntley Meadows in Lee District, and everything in between, Fairfax County residents and visitors can find nearly any activity close by, and often free.
When Covid-19 caused the cancellation of the June concert dates, I was disappointed, but hopeful. Then July’s schedule was cancelled, and I was a little less hopeful. Last week, when the August cancellations were announced, and there would be no 2020 concerts in the parks, I was devastated.
It’s July; it’s hot; and Covid-19 continues to be the primary focus of most conversations.
As a downward trend in new coronavirus cases continues, Governor Ralph Northam’s announcement that Virginia will enter into a Phase 3 re-opening this week brought sighs of relief from some, and cries of concern from others.
There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of street names in Mason District and Fairfax County that may or may not be connected to Confederate names, so the process needs to be thorough, fair, and historically correct.
Sadly, outside of Covid-19, it may be difficult to ascertain which phase we are in.
The CALEA rating is a big deal for any law enforcement agency, and in Fairfax County, it reflects a lot of work undertaken by the department and the community during the past several years.
The horror of that video, a black man basically being crushed to death by a white police officer over an alleged complaint, has re-ignited emotions and protests that have simmered in this nation for a long time.