Fairfax County Public Schools officially launched its first fleet of electric school buses as part of a commitment to providing carbon neutral student transportation by 2035. The eight new buses and charging stations were on display at the division's Stonecroft Transportation Center in Chantilly. Continue reading "First Electric School Bus Fleet Rolled Out To Support FCPS Carbon Neutral Goal"
July 4th is a celebration of America’s founding. Local historic sites of national significance provide places to celebrate Independence Day and enjoy the outdoors while learning more about the nation’s founding. Continue reading "George Washington’s Mount Vernon Celebrates Independence Day"
In a lesser-known area of the southern Springfield-Beulah Road area, Fairfax County is building a multi-use path from Cinder Bed Road along Long Branch creek to the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station, enhancing a commuting option for many in this part of the county. The proposed trail called the “Cinder Bed Bikeway” will be a two-mile connection with two bridges over the creek, lighting, and neighborhood connections that are part of the county bicycle path network. Continue reading "Cinder Bed Bikeway To Be Build In Fairfax County"
A new part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival this year was the "Petal Porch Parade" where participating neighborhoods decorated their porches with cherry blossoms to celebrate the season. The Milway Meadows neighborhood in Mount Vernon featured the "Petals of Diversity" display spearheaded by Anila Angjeli, owner of ALine Architecture and a member of the Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading "Petals Of Diversity Promoted By ALine Architecture"
On Tuesday, March 2, at 7 pm, Tammy E. Call, Director of the National Museum of the United States Army, held a virtual panel discussion of leadership and the Army values with three distinguished female Army leaders. Continue reading "Mt. Vernon Chamber Held Leadership And Army Values Panel Discussion"
In accordance with state and local Health department groupings, teachers and school staff in Phase 1b began receiving vaccinations on Monday, Jan. 11. As essential front-line workers, along with police, fire and hazmat, corrections, and homeless shelter workers, teachers are among the first in Fairfax County to receive the vaccination in an effort to move toward reopening physical school attendance to all. Continue reading "Fairfax County Begins Vaccinating Teachers"
Fairfax Peak is being planned to be built on the mountain of trash at the Lorton Landfill, right off I-95 in the southern part of Fairfax County. The ski facility plans may include multiple slopes for skiing and snowboarding with a variety of ramps, jumps, rails, boxes, and other features, capable of use in national snowboarding and freestyle skiing competitions. Continue reading "Fairfax Peak To Be Built In Fairfax County"
The Alexandria Film Festival will run from Nov. 12-15 at 500 Alexandria Avenueis. This year the festival is in its 13th year as it continues to showcase up and coming faces in the film industry on a local scale. The website of the festival states, "The Alexandria Film Festival brings high-quality short and feature length films, documentaries, filmmaker panels, and arts presentations to the historic port city of Alexandria, Virginia". Continue reading "Alexandria Film Festival To Run From November 12 To 15"
A new stayAPT Suites extended-stay hotel will open their first building in early October. It will open in the place of the old Quality Inn on the corner of Richmond Highway and Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. This project will bring new life to this area just outside Fort Belvoir. Continue reading "Woodlawn Area To Welcome New Extended Stay Hotel"
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital celebrated the academic achievements of team members on Monday, Aug. 3, who were unable to ‘walk’ this year due to COVID-19. Twenty-six graduates earning various degrees from Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s were honored. Hospital staff members watched the event via zoom and cheered on their colleagues as each graduate’s name was individually recognized. Continue reading "Academic Achievements Of Team Members Celebrated By Inova Mount Vernon Hospital"