Fairfax County Celebrates Women’s History Month 2020 By Honoring “Valiant Women of the Vote”

Fairfax County Commission for Women, in concert with their Women’s History Month 2020 Celebration, honored three “Valiant Women of the Vote,” Jane Barker of Clifton, Cypriana McCray of Reston and Laura McKie formerly of West Springfield. These women were honored at a presentation and reception held in the forum of the Fairfax County Government Building on March 10 immediately preceding the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting. Continue reading

A Sneakpeak In The Mobile Forensic Lab Of Fairfax County

Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, no longer have to wait for evidence to be sent to a lab to solve crimes because of the use of the best tools and technology. Now they own a mobile forensic lab. Having laboratory tools from an advanced photo lab, including lasers and image enhancing software, to a superglue chamber to lock in fingerprints onto evidence in the field helps detectives link suspects to crime scenes quickly. Continue reading

Joint Environmental Task Force Launched By Fairfax County

A public meeting of the Joint Environmental Task Force, or JET for short, met on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Fairfax County Public School Gatehouse Administration Center in Falls Church, following their first meeting of the year on Jan. 22. The mission of the Task Force which is a collaboration between the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the School Board is to join the political and administrative capabilities of the county and the school system to address climate change and environmental sustainability proactively. Continue reading

Fairfax County School Girl Tackles Stereotypes On Wrestling Mat

Brianna Ta studies at one of the most sought after high schools in the D.C. area, Thomas Jefferson High School, in Fairfax County, Virginia. She maintains a 4.2 GPA and wants to continue in the field of computer science. But when 16-year-old Brianna Ta isn’t hitting the books, she is on the wrestling mat squaring off against boys and girls alike, as crowds shout her name from the bleachers. “It’s just great when you’re wrestling, and they’re just cheering you on,” Ta said. Continue reading

Be a Part of “House that Shouse Built” Talk And Tour

Celebrate Women’s History Month with National Parks staff and volunteers for a celebration of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts’ founder and leading lady. Learn about how Wolf Trap became a world-renowned sanctuary for the performing arts, as well as its unique operation as a public-private partnership. Then, see the “House that Shouse Built” for yourself on a ranger-led backstage tour of the Filene Center. Continue reading