Most people, when given a problem to solve, try to figure out a solution, not just hand off the problem to someone else because it’s too hard. That’s not the case with some members of the Virginia General Assembly. On Monday, House Speaker William Howell’s office in Richmond released a […]
Author: Penny Gross
Autumn in Fairfax County brings a plethora of community events that are fun and family-oriented. Perhaps my favorite is the annual Mason District Park Festival, almost always held on the last Saturday in September. For the 27th year, the Mason District Park Festival will feature arts and crafts, food, police […]
Funding for child care, or lack of it actually, dominated the discussion at the Board of Supervisors public hearing Monday morning on the FY 2006 Carryover Review of the budget. The Child Care Assistance and Referral (CCAR) program provides access to safe and affordable child care for low-income, working families. […]
Travel through the Springfield Interchange should be easier for motorists, with the opening last week of a new bridge that carries traffic from I-95 North onto the Inner Loop toward Tysons Corner. On Thursday, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine accompanied a busload of elected officials and transportation experts during a peak […]
Good things sometimes come out of horrible situations. That is the case with a group new to Northern Virginia called Guitars Not Guns.
The popular best seller, The Da Vinci Code, stimulated a lot of debate about history, faith, and personal belief. It also stimulated a self-help book, “How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day,” by noted author and public speaker Michael Gelb.
Bailey’s Crossroads residents may recall a horrifying incident in January 2005, when gunfire erupted during an armed robbery at a check-cashing store on Columbia Pike. As Mason District Police Officer First Class Lance T. Guckenberger responded to an alarm, the robber allowed the store manager to leave with instructions to […]
Artificial turf is coming to Mason District Park! Last Friday, the Fairfax County Park Authority sponsored a groundbreaking for the revamped field, and construction started Monday. The new synthetic surface will be installed on Field 3, the large soccer field near the park entrance.
Next Tuesday evening, August 1, hundreds of local residents will gather on street corners, at block parties, ice cream socials, and barbecues to celebrate National Night Out in Mason District and Fairfax County. National Night Out first was introduced in 1984, and communities across the nation adopted the first Tuesday […]