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Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Wins Eight Awards

The Noman M. Cole Jr. Pollution Control wastewater treatment plant was recently recognized for their “Tertiary Filters Rehabilitation Project,” and “Rehabilitation of Three Equalization Basin and Ancillary Facilities,” by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) in its annual Mid-Atlantic Region awards.

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‘Small-Batch Roasts with Consistent Flavor’ in Fairfax City

Foundation Coffee Roasters finds success.

Foundation Coffee Roasters may not be the easiest place to find, but customers say it’s definitely worth the effort.

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Two Million Lights in a Dark Winter

An Insider’s View on the Bull Run Festival of Lights; open through Jan. 10, and maybe more

The Bull Run Festival of Lights is the largest light show in the Washington Metropolitan area, and this winter it is more popular than ever before.

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‘We’re Better Off Because He Protected Our Country’

Fairfax City honors WWII vet with 100th-birthday parade

As the Knights of Columbus marched past his Fairfax City home last week, Marine Corps and WWII veteran Jim “Horse” Smith raised his arm and saluted.

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‘That’s When You Realize this Work Means Something’ in Fairfax City

City Jobs celebrates two-year anniversary

Patrick Scholzen was used to working, and did so for 35 years, until falling onto hard times.

Jeffrey McKay to Head VACo

Fairfax County board chairman elected president of statewide organization representing interests of Virginia’s 95 counties

Jeffrey McKay, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, was elected to serve as 2021 President of the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo).

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High-Flying Peace Bird in Fairfax City’s Van Dyck Park

Sky and clouds are reflected in Peace Bird, the 6-foot-tall, brushed-aluminum sculpture flying high in Fairfax City’s Van Dyck Park.

Vienna, Herndon Mayors, Delegate Watts Honored

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recognized three local honorees.

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‘We’re Sort of God’s Emergency Room’ in Fairfax City

The Lamb Center: Providing hope and a future

This year’s fundraiser for The Lamb Center (TLC) was called “Hope and a Future,” and it was aptly named because that’s exactly what this Fairfax City nonprofit provides for its guests.

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Fairfax’s Middleridge Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Middleridge subdivision off Ox Road in Fairfax celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sept. 27.

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Former Lee District Supervisor Joe Alexander, 90, Dies

His efforts in Lee District show signs that will be forever remembered.

Death of Joe Alexander

Fairfax County Fire Chief Honored

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) Fire Chief John Butler has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) President’s Awards of Recognition.

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‘To Promote the Arts and Provide Scholarships’ in Fairfax City

Spotlight on the Arts Mayor’s Gala is Aug. 29.

Due to the pandemic, this year’s Spotlight on the Arts Mayor’s Gala will have to be virtual.

Retiring Fairfax County Firefighter Is Honored

Master Technician Jeff Smith was recently recognized for 32 years’ dedicated service to Fairfax County residents and for his work with the county’s Fire and Rescue Department Hazardous Material Response Team (HMRT).

Fairfax County Park Authority to Honor Six Volunteers

The Fairfax County Park Authority will honor six individuals and groups with 2020 Elly Doyle Park Service Special Recognition Awards at a virtual volunteer celebration in November.

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