Soap For Hope Campaign Raised $15000 In Fairfax County

Eighth-grade students at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke set a high goal of raising $15,000. They decided to use this money to help 15 schoolmates who had a parent who lost a job because of the pandemic, by making and selling handmade soap. On Friday morning, science teacher David Kelly announced, “What’s exciting is that we’ve reached our goal. I’m not going to lie, it seemed a little far-fetched.” The “Soap For Hope” GoFundMe page passed $15,000 this week, with more than 460 donors. Continue reading

How A Dark Gloomy Space Was Transformed Into Light And Bright Comfy Kitchen

When Joe and Sarah Boland were drawn to the skylights, soaring ceilings and picture windows that allowed in streams of natural light when they moved into their colonial-style home in Burke. However, the kitchen of the house was its only blemish. It had dark wood cabinetry, paired with black countertops, that worked to create a gloomy space, while a cooktop-covered peninsula disrupted the flow of the kitchen. The family of four, including two daughters ages 8 and 10, longed for a sunny gathering spot that harmonized with the breeziness of the rest of their home. Continue reading

Lake Braddock Seniors Keep The Graduation Traditions Online

As COVID-19 has wrecked the traditions of the final year in high school, seniors from Lake Braddock Secondary School, in Burke, Virginia, are trying to boost classmate morale. The page lbseniors2020 on Instagram shows the dreams of more than 100 members of the graduating class of Lake Braddock. The page is organized by Keely Ochs organized the page. Ochs puts in students’ names, pictures, and post-graduation plans. Continue reading

Things To Know About Burke Cove Condominium

Burke Cove is a large garden-style condominium nestled on 41 acres in Burke, Virginia located at 5801 Cove Landing Road and is a part of the master-planned development of the Burke Centre Conservancy. Its location is convenient to the Washington D.C. area and residents are able to commute to the District via the I-395 corridor. There are over 13 different floor plans ranging in size from small cozy units to much larger luxurious condos. Continue reading

1,000 Loaves Of Bread Donated By Great Harvest Bread Company

AGreat Harvest Bread Company in Fairfax County, Virginia is doing everything it can to give bread to those who need it. Families are experiencing food shortages during the coronavirus pandemic. Great Harvest Bread Co. has been asking the public to donate cash to the business in recent weeks so it can donate loaves of bread to local food banks and other charitable groups. The business is able to make and donate one loaf of bread for every $5 it gets. Continue reading

Things To Know About Burke Centre

Burke Centre is a planned residential community in the west of Burke, Fairfax County run by the Burke Centre Conservancy. Burke Centre has a total population of 17,326 and has over 5,800 homes. Burke Centre is bordered to the east and partially to the north by the Burke CDP, and to the west and north by the Fairfax Station CDP. Burke Centre is divided into five neighborhoods: The Woods, The Oaks, the Commons, the Ponds, and the Landings. Continue reading