Patch has 32 sites in communities in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC Here are some of the best posts from the past week.
Arlington remembers: ‘Plane in the Pentagon. Help us answer now. ‘
Fire Station 5 is located in Crystal City, about a mile from the Pentagon. Thus, the station’s fire and rescue teams were the first to respond to the crash site of American Airlines Flight 77 on September 11, 2001.
Separate School Analysis Proposed by Loudoun County Supervisor
Loudoun County Supervisor Juli Briskman proposed a joint effort between the school board and the board of supervisors to investigate the lasting damage and impact of separate schools in Loudoun County. The joint committee would also make recommendations with the aim of rectifying past disparities, including possible compensation for those affected.
Meet an alpaca and get vaccinated at the Reston pop-up clinic
For the second year in a row, Kristi Kennard Guidry and her husband Ben Guidry are running a pop-up vaccination clinic in their Reston home. About 40 people attended last year’s event, which had a “Shots and Brauts” theme. This year there will be alpacas.
$ 37 million in repairs to aging Lake Anne infrastructure
A Reston homeowners association faces more than $ 37 million in repairs to its aging infrastructure, according to a new report from the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (FCDPWES).
VA Voting Rights Act enacted at Newport News ceremony
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam officially signed the Virginia Voting Rights Act on Monday, a bill modeled on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Harris Teeter to reduce store hours due to staff issues
Harris Teeter stores across the country, including in Northern Virginia and DC, will be reducing their hours of operation starting Wednesday.
380 trees would be cleared to make way for the new Fairfax cycle path
Local environmentalists have expressed opposition to a proposed plan that the Town of Fairfax consider cutting down 380 or more trees from the heavily forested area north and west of the Pickett Road Reservoir Park in order to construct a cycle path.
Plastic Bag Tax Adopted by Fairfax County Supervisors
A tax on disposable plastic bags will be implemented in 2022 after approval by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
“Fight with us,” writes mother of cancer patient in Herndon
Rochelle Proctor emailed Patch on Tuesday evening with a short message: “We need help! Anything you can do is greatly appreciated. We are still at MD Anderson.
Film starring Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor to be shot in Virginia
A new film starring actors Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor and financially supported by Apple Studios is scheduled to begin filming in central Virginia this fall, the governor’s office said Thursday.
Friday Night Lights debuts at Alexandria High School stadium
On Friday, the Titans will play in the spotlight for the first time at Alexandria City High School.