More than 1,400 jobs added to local economy in first quarter.
Continuing consumer demand for innovative technology such as web filtering, data security and cloud computing has helped Fairfax County post gains to the local economy, countering the sequester effect stalling business growth in other sectors. According to the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), 27 businesses added more than 1,400 jobs in Fairfax County during the first quarter of 2013.
Molina Healthcare honors local residents for making a difference in the community.
In the 1980s, Vienna resident John Horejsi and a “ragtag” group of social justice pioneers learned that Virginia was charging sales tax on food stamps. They discovered the sales tax boosted the state’s coffers by $9.5 million every year, money that they believed belonged to poor families for food or other necessary items.
Speakers examine past, present and future of gun control reform.
Ruth Hoffman of McLean watched the details of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last December and couldn‘t help but feel it hit close to home. As the mother of a four year old and seven year old, she identified with the families of the victims of the tragedy, and found herself rethinking her previously held belief on guns.
In his senior recital, Langley High School student Paul Li performed piano solos and presented many of the compositions that he wrote during the school year. He conducted the concert, entitled "A Musical Journey,” at the Langley High School Auditorium on Friday, May 10.
Langley varsity baseball team to face off against alumni June 2 in second annual game.
On Sunday, June 2 past and present members of the Langley High School baseball team will face off in the second annual Langley Varsity versus Alumni Baseball game. Last year the alumni won the inaugural game by a single run.
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At a meeting of the Woman’s Club of McLean on May 7, club President Virginia Sandahl announced that the proceeds of the previous week’s Kitchen and Garden Tour sponsored by the club were $10,225.
Teams from Longfellow Middle School and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) captured first place in Division B and Division C, respectively, in the 2013 Virginia Science Olympiad, held at Virginia Tech.
The musicianship of four students at Cooper and Longfellow middle schools, in McLean, was recognized by the Woman’s Club of McLean at a ceremony on Tuesday, May 7, where the students also performed on their instruments. Katherine Quion, of Cooper Middle School, played Valse Triste, by Jean Sibelius, on the viola. Nancy Kurtic, also of Cooper Middle School, played excerpts from Chocolats, by Philippe Rose, on the trumpet.
Chesterbrook Elementary School held a walk/bike to school day last week, which served two purposes. The primary purpose was to encourage families and students to enjoy the benefits of walking and biking. Fresh air, sunshine and exercise all helped bring smiles to the faces of the many students who walked or biked to school last Friday.
Churchill Road kindergarteners celebrated Mother’s Day on Friday, May 10 by hosting “Muffins for Mom.”
The Langley School is pleased to offer Keith Bogans’ Langley Summer Jam, a coed basketball camp featuring NBA veteran Keith Bogans, for the third consecutive summer on the school’s campus in McLean.
Student ensemble hosts monthly improv nights.
Studio Rep is a group of eight high schoolers that perform shows throughout the year. For the past few years, the group holds auditions at the start of each school year, and once the troupe is selected, they perform through May.
Langley and McLean High School teachers, students, employees awarded.
The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce honored staff, students and faculty from McLean and Langley High Schools with their annual education awards.
McLean Citizens Association to present Teen Character Award at McLean Day.
The McLean Citizens Association is awarding teens a Teen Character Award in the 16th annual award ceremony at McLean Day on Saturday, May 18. The award ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. at Lewinsville Park on Chain Bridge Road in McLean. A staff member from the office of Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust; Janie Strauss, Dranesville District school board member; and Sally Horn, McLean Citizens Association president, will present the awards.