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  1. Commentary: Schoeneman and 'Restoring Trust'Read the original story

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Three Republican candidates are seeking their party's nomination to run for Sully District supervisor. The nominee will be selected April 25, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., at a Firehouse Primary at Westfield High.

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  2. Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Grants More Than $375,000 to 39 Local NonprofitsRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Volunteer Fairfax will use a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia to support the RSVP program for individuals 55+ to meet community needs through meaningful volunteer service while building the capacity of agency partners to provide transportation, meals, and companionship to older adults; increase disaster preparedness; and assist with other community needs. Photo courtesy of the Community Foundation The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced the winners of its 2015 Community Investment Grants.

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  3. Northern Virginia Film Fest, April 13-19 at Angelika Film CenterRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    "The Last Song Before the War" co-producers, from : Andrea Papitto, Leola Calzolai-Stewart and Kiley Kraskouskas. Photo contributed "Creating a slice of Hollywood in Northern Virginia" is what the inaugural Northern Virginia International Film Festival is setting out to become for local and independent filmmakers and audiences, according to Fernando A. Mico, festival director.

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  4. Editorial: On Police Information and SecrecyRead the original story

    Mar 17, 2015 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    The first meeting of the Fairfax County Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission will take place next Monday, March 23, and it comes with hope for real change. Police departments in Northern Virginia should let go of their relentless pursuit of secrecy.

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  5. Fairfax: Young, Burda Lead Robinson Gymnastics to Conference 5 TitleRead the original story

    Feb 11, 2015 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    The pain in Bailey Young's ankles is severe enough that she chose end a decade-long club gymnastics career, despite training to be a Level As a junior at Robinson last year, she competed for the school's gymnastics team, but only participated in two events. Now a senior, Young decided to push through the pain and compete in the all-around.

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  6. Computers, Radios, Vehicles, Firearms Center RenovationRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2015 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Everyone wants a piece of the City of Fairfax budget pie, including the Police Department. Below are some of the items its leader requested during a Dec. 2 joint work session of the City Council and Planning Commission.

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  7. Fairfax Firefighters Provide Coats for Underprivileged ChildrenRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2015 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    The City of Fairfax Firefighters, IAFF Local 2702, the City of Fairfax Fire Department and the City of Fairfax School Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan, teamed up to provide brand-new winter coats to over 50 children at Daniels Run and Providence elementary schools in partnership with Operation Warm, a national non-profit dedicated to warming the hearts, minds and bodies of children in need. The collaborative, community-based program has impact far beyond the City of Fairfax.

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  8. Karen Garza's vision: the irresistible force meeting and moving the...Read the original story

    Dec 19, 2014 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    New Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Karen Garza speaks to parents and teachers at Sunrise Valley Elementary School Monday, Oct. 28. "If there's a real issue, I don't think it has to be debated for 10 or 15 years," Garza said in an interview. "Either we're going to do something about it or not."

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  9. Holiday Mischief at the North PoleRead the original story

    Dec 12, 2014 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    From left: Sara Avery, Caitlyn Watkinson, Emily Steindl, Monica Brown, Renee Griese, Emma Konnick, Jessie Dawson, Logan Floyd and Dan Delafield give "Rag Doll Hugs." Photo courtesy of Linda Helms Reindeer, elves and dancing snowflakes are all part of the holiday joy in Encore Theatrical Arts Project's upcoming musical extravaganza, called "3 Days 'til Christmas!" it'll be presented at NOVA's Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike in Annandale.

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  10. Fairfax County-wide Nonprofits Offer Gift Ideas and Civic EngagementRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2014 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Captain II Willie Bailey , Erin McMullin with Operation Warm and Niko Chakos with FOCUS North America distributed 2,200 pairs of shoes and 2,000 coats Oct. 28 at Fire Station 11 with Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue. Photo courtesy of Elliott Rubino In over 20 years as manager of Burke Lake Park, Charlie Reagle has seen a lot of benches installed.

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  11. Q&A: Herndon's Taylor Stone Signs with LouisvilleRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2014 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Herndon senior Taylor Stone on Nov. 12 signed a letter of intent to play field hockey at the University of Louisville. Also pictured, from left, are Stone's sister, Sammy, her mother, Carolyn, and her father, Billy, via Gmail video chat from his office in New York.

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  12. Democratic Women of Clifton Launch Holiday Donations DriveRead the original story

    Nov 14, 2014 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Again this year, the Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia will participate in two holiday projects for two organizations. The general public is invited to participate in the donations drive on Sunday, Nov. 16, 3 - 4 p.m. at the Clifton Community Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton.

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  13. Fairfax Field Hockey Captures First Region Championship Since 1993Read the original story

    Nov 7, 2014 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    With a region title on the line and her Fairfax field hockey team battling Chantilly in a second overtime period, head coach Amber Beaudoin turned to a pair of media members on the sideline and cracked a joke. Beaudoin carried herself with a cool calmness during a pressure-packed situation, but would later say she was "dying" on the inside.

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  14. Message to Fairfax High School CommunityRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    After the death of Fairfax High junior Cara Golias, Woodson High students made this banner and tweeted this photo to Fairfax to show their support and sympathy. Photo contributed Following the unexpected death of Fairfax High School junior Cara Golias, school Principal David Goldfarb sent the following message to the Fairfax High community last Friday, Oct. 3: "We continually seek to maintain a safe, positive and caring environment for all of our students.

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  15. A Personal Touch'Read the original story

    Oct 5, 2014 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Del. Barbara Comstock , who is vying for longtime congressman Frank Wolf's seat in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, listens to Gloria Kukler of Fairfax. Comstock was the featured speaker at the Fairfax County Republican Committee's annual Veteran's Breakfast Rally, held Saturday, Sept.

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  16. The Arts Council of Fairfax County Moves to MerrifieldRead the original story

    Oct 3, 2014 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    The Arts Council of Fairfax County has moved to Merrifield. Their new address is 2667 Prosperity Avenue, Fairfax, two blocks from the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro Station on the Orange Line.

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  17. Fall Fun 2014Read the original story

    Sep 24, 2014 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Taste of the Vine Annual Fundraiser. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax.

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  18. Vienna Pauses During - A Day to Remember'Read the original story

    Sep 17, 2014 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Mayor Laurie DiRocco, on behalf of the Town of Vienna, read the town's annual proclamation to "memorialize those whose lives were suddenly, without cause, and pointlessly taken from them on Sept. 11, 2001, and may they forever rest in peace and abide in our memories."

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