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.
House Fire Under Investigation
A fire last Friday, May 10, at a Fairfax Station home caused an estimated $100,000 in damage, including to two vehicles inside the garage. According to fire investigators, the blaze started in the garage and is under investigation.
Lynne Garvey-Hodge of Clifton presents a program about the life and work of the suffragist Mrs. Robert Walker.
“Mr. president, how long must women wait for liberty?” was the cry of American suffragists in the early 20th century as they campaigned for votes for women. It was echoed by historic re-enactor Lynne Garvey-Hodge of Clifton, as she presented a program about the life and work of the suffragist Mrs. Robert Walker at the May meeting of the Kate Waller Barrett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Man Assaulted and Robbed, New Balance to Open New Store in Mosaic, Cycle Fest Ride on Sunday, May 19 and other local news.
Paul VI Catholic High School’s Choral Ensemble, Concert Band and String Ensemble participated in the Fiesta-Val Adjudication at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, on April 27.
Event raises more than $400,000.
Twenty-five models with Down syndrome rocked the runway at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation “Be Beautiful, Be Yourself” Gala on Wednesday, May 8, at the Ritz Carlton in D.C. The fashion show and fundraiser is designed to raise awareness about Down syndrome, one of the most frequent chromosomal conditions affecting an estimated 400,000 Americans.
The Fairfax Academy Dance program will present its spring concert—Red, White and DANCE!—on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fairfax High School auditorium. Fairfax Academy is one of six high school academies in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).
Move relieves overcrowding at Lanier and Fairfax.
The Fairfax County School Board voted last Thursday night, May 9, to approve adjustments to school attendance areas in an effort to alleviate overcrowding at Fairfax High and Lanier Middle School.
n Friday, May 17, the City of Fairfax will host Bike To Work Day at a new location at Main Street Marketplace and near its extensive trail network. The pit stop is being sponsored by the Fairfax Mason to Metro Task Group, a collaboration of city and county officials and residents, and George Mason University representatives that is working to improve bicycle connections between George Mason University and the Fairfax-Vienna-GMU Metro Station.
The annual Race for Hope in Washington, D.C., raises money for brain tumor research and, for 10 years now, the Rabbi Joseph P. Weinberg Triumph of Spirit Award has been given at that event to a deserving recipient.
Israel Street Festival this Sunday at Fairfax Corner.
The Fairfax Corner shopping center is the place to be this Sunday, May 19, from noon-5 p.m., when the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia holds its 2013 Israel Street Festival. Music, food, children’s activities and a martial-arts demonstration are among the highlights.
Rudy Coffield is the FCPS 2013 Distinguished School Resource Officer.
n full policeman’s regalia—bus driver hat and all—Master Police Officer (MPO) Rudy Coffield is an imposing figure. The meticulously assembled uniform commands respect: His gleaming badge, crackling radio and holstered firearm immediately convey an unwavering attention to detail, rule, law and purpose.
Sign up for Technology Town Hall on June 1.
The digital and information revolutions have changed nearly every aspect of our lives. With the increasing popularity of smartphones, tablet computers and laptops, many Americans are connected to the Internet almost constantly. This rapidly increasing ubiquity of the Internet has helped people connect across geographic and cultural barriers.
Q&A with Pastor King Rhodes.
Pastor King Rhodes is founder and senior pastor of His Church International Christian Center (HCICC) in Springfield, and has been involved in Christian ministry and community outreach for more than 20 years. As a longtime advocate for foster youth, Rhodes and his ministry help support the mission of Fairfax Families4Kids, a foster-mentoring program for teens in Fairfax County. On Saturday, May 18, Rhodes’ church will sponsor the organization’s 5-K Walk during Foster Care Appreciation Month.