Fort Ward is the best preserved of the system of Union forts and batteries built to protect Washington, DC during the American Civil War (1861-1865).
FROGS (Friends of Green Spring) is dedicated solely to the support of Green Spring Gardens, a unique Fairfax County (Virginia) Park Authority site. A gem of a public garden and historic site, the garden’s 31 acres offer a multitude of settings, features, and programs to inspire and educate gardeners, provide a place for quiet contemplation for all, and open a window into the county’s cultural past.
A new Landmark has been a long time in the making. A new live-shop-dine urban village is on its way.
Gambling. Corruption, Racism. Greed. These are all part of a little-known narrative from the Del Ray’s long-ago past, a time when progressive leaders closed a corrupt racetrack and formed the Town of Potomac, only to see an unwanted attempt by Alexandria City Hall to steal the land in a controversial annexation.
Savor the flavors of early America at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. See below for a link to hours, address, menus, reservations, special events, catering, and private events and weddings.
The week of Oct. 19 held important information for Fairfax County Public Schools families.
THE BOARD approved the FY2021 Revised Budget acting on Gov. Northam’s Oct. 8 announcement of new allocations of the CARES Act dollars, allotting $32.2 million to Fairfax County Public Schools. The total is based on a formula of $175 per pupil for fall enrolment. Fairfax City’s allocation of $0.52 million will run through FCPS. The figure for Fairfax County, the highest in the Commonwealth, is just under 1 percent of the County’s school budget of $3.2 billion for this year. According to the release by the Office of the Governor, “The funding will support COVID-19 preparedness and response measures for the 2020–2021 school year, including testing supplies, personal protective equipment, sanitization, and technology for distance learning.” Tamara D. Kaufax, Lee District Representative, said, “Time is of the essence,” referencing that funds must be spent by Dec. 30. The Board unanimously approved the funding and allocated it toward the Corona Relief Fund (CRF) with proposed expenditures to be determined. Full story: Pressure Mounts on Return to School in Fairfax County
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A group of Fairfax County residents gathered Sept. 19 at the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve for what was billed as an open carry hike along the Mount Vernon Trail in protest of the recent Board of Supervisors vote to ban guns on public property.
Nine individuals were recognized for their athletic excellence, in addition to members of the 1957 Parker-Gray Boys Basketball Team, who helped pave the way for the desegregation of Alexandria City Public Schools.
Volkswagen will stay in Virginia’s Fairfax County for the foreseeable future. VW opened its North American headquarters in Herndon in 2007, It has signed a lease for 196,000 square feet at a new, 1.1-million-square-foot Boston Properties development at Reston Town Center. The carmaker’s current headquarters is located about three miles away in the Woodland Park Business Campus. Continue reading