Fairfax County schools are dropping suspension based punishments. They recently changed the policies in a school board meeting. The result was most suspensions getting cut by […]
For the past decade, the proposal to put streetcars in Arlington has been pushed and dropped, pushed and dropped. But now, it is looking closer […]
Looking for a place to get into music in the Manassas area? Do you want to start up your career as a musician, or perhaps your child’s career? The first step is getting the supplies and that’s where NOVA Music Center can help you. They offer instruments for sale or for rent, depending on how […]
Most people think of the National Air and Space Museum and focus on the main building. But less known is the small center off to the southwest of the Beltway. In Chantilly, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center lies, just to the south of the Dulles international airport. Since 2003 it has played the younger sister […]
The Robert E. Lee house has a great deal of national history. Originally intended to be a monument to George Washington, the plantation overlooks the nations capitol from it’s scenic spot in Arlington. It was owned by Washington’s grandson George Washington Parke Custis and later on Robert E Lee married into the Washington family. He […]
Mosquitoes are out in high numbers again. The pesky insects range from minor annoyances to deadly plague-spreaders depending on the situation and species (yes, there are different species of mosquitoes). But the ways to deal with them are more or less universal. Here are some tips to keep the number of mosquitoes down. 1) Eliminate […]
Usually, trends are about things people like. Shoes. Music. Movies. Overly-priced coffee. Sometimes, however, trends end up being more about what people don’t like than what people do like. It is actually trendy to hate some things, and there are people that spend just as much time devoted to that hatred as some people devote […]
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In Sterling, Virginia there is place where Korea cuisine meets Cajun style. It has a variety of options that offers as many choices in size as it does in flavor. With a modern look at the traditional dishes of each culture, Mokomandy uses fresh spices and local ingredients for all of their food. You can […]
On the boardwalk of the Potomac River in Colonial Beach, there is a restaurant that’s full of great events. High Tides on the Potomac offers high quality cuisine and a unforgettable vista of the Potomac River. The restaurant offers live music as well at The Black Pearl Tiki Bar. Come on out and try the […]
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Freerice.com is a United Nations World Food Programme project. It’s a website that has two objectives. The first is to give free education. The second is to provide free rice. Simple enough. What you have to do is first select a category. There are several subject to choose from. They are subjects you’d be familiar […]
The Nicecream Factory, a liquid nitrogen creamery in Arlington, Va., flash-freezes its ice cream on the spot. Here’s a look at the process in action.
The Navy has its first female four-star admiral. She is Michelle Janine Howard, promoted on Tuesday to the service’s highest rank. The ceremony was held at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the Arlington National Cemetery, near the Pentagon. She will serve as the vice chief of naval operations, which makes […]
The Battlefield High graduate is now in the big leagues. After his days in high school where he went 7-1 with a 1.06 ERA, he was chosen in the third round of the MLB Amateur Draft by Toronto. His record this last season included two no-hitters, 102 strikeouts and 18 walks. Wells will play with […]
The Battlefield Girls Bobcats won the Soccer 6A Division State Title last week, after a historic match against the Centreville Wildcats. The girls hugged each other and cried as the game finished. Beating Centreville in the penalty kicks wasn’t easy. They had spent the whole game back and forth with Centreville. They couldn’t seem to […]
The Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County has approved new “green” standards to make building practices across the county more environmentally friendly. The standards do not require the use of “green” techniques, such as reducing energy use, but highly encourage them. Historically it has relied solely on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy […]