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Monthly Archives: July 2021

    West Springfield High School Students Revitalize Green Space

    By Maryam | July 28, 2021

    In February, work placement opportunities for special education students at West Springfield High School in Fairfax, Virginia, seemed to be all dried up. They had just returned to in-person learning from a long stretch of virtual lessons. During a typical year, the school’s employment and transition representative Rebecca Cousins would have helped the students find… Read More

    Asian Festival Held In City Of Fairfax

    By Maryam | July 27, 2021

    The smell of Asian-inspired food and the sound of drums echoed through the streets as large crowds gathered to indulge in the Asian Festival on Main. The City of Fairfax brought the community together to celebrate Asian heritage through art, food and entertainment. The event was hosted in the heart of Old Town Fairfax between… Read More

    Vienna Multicultural Festival Held On July 17

    By Maryam | July 25, 2021

    On July 17, the Vienna Multicultural Festival was held to celebrate the end of the Liberty Amendments Month. The Vienna Town Green and neighboring streets were filled with food and craft vendors as well as various performances. “We've been looking forward to this because it’s the big celebration for the month-long events the Town of… Read More

    Vaccination Required To Eat Inside Pho, Banh Mi & Grill

    By Maryam | July 25, 2021

    If you are not vaccinated for COVID-19, a Fairfax, Virginia, restaurant is not letting you dine inside. Pho, Banh Mi & Grill has put in place a new policy that only allows people to eat inside its dining room if customers show their completed vaccination card. The restaurant’s owner Francis Do, said he came up… Read More

    Fairfax County To Soon Have E-Scooters Available To Ride

    By Maryam | July 24, 2021

    E-scooters will soon be available to ride in Fairfax County, Virginia, for the first time, the county announced Friday. Fairfax County’s Department of Cable and Consumer Services approved the deployment of 600 e-scooters throughout the county — 300 LINK scooters and 300 Bird scooters. This is part of the Shared Mobility Device program. According to… Read More

    Rotary of Great Falls Celebrates Ten Years

    By Maryam | July 20, 2021

    Ten years is an anniversary to celebrate, and the Rotary of Great Falls did it in great style. A gala reception at River Bend Country Club provided the occasion for remembering the club’s projects, speakers, and friends. President Stephen Clark introduced Master of Ceremonies Jeff Thinnes, the dynamo life-long Rotarian who founded the club. On… Read More

    Long Branch Central Watershed Management Area Project To Be Launched In Fairfax County

    By Maryam | July 20, 2021

    The Long Branch Watershed is eight miles of streams over 3.71 miles in a heavily suburbanized area in mid-Fairfax County. It was declared an “impaired water” by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, due to erosion and sediment input, so Fairfax County is launching the "Long Branch Central Watershed Management Area Project," to reduce the… Read More

    Vienna Cathedral Brass Delivers Versatility And Virtuosity

    By Maryam | July 16, 2021

    The Cathedral Brass of Vienna Presbyterian Church performed a free outdoor concert titled "Americans We" at 7 p.m. on the Arts Herndon Lawn Stage, located adjacent to its arts center in the heart of the historic downtown district. Arts Herndon produced the program under its grant-funded World Music Series. According to Vienna Connection, "Conductor Dr.… Read More

    NASA Finalized Contract With Northrop Grumman For A Moon Outpost

    By Maryam | July 15, 2021

    NASA has finalized a $935 million contract with Falls Church, Virginia-based Northrop Grumman for a moon outpost living quarters for astronauts as part of its Artemis program, which will eventually return humans to the surface of the moon. The pressurized living quarters is where astronauts will live and conduct research. According to, "Northrop will… Read More

    Virginia Bow Fisherman Caught State Record-Breaking Goldfish

    By Maryam | July 14, 2021

    A Virginia bow fisherman is not only celebrating winning a tournament but shattering a state record. He didn’t come up with big bass or chubby catfish; his arrow captured a 3-pound, 9-ounce goldfish. “To get one three pounds in this area is pretty unique, pretty crazy,” said fisherman Jeremy Fortner. According to, "With one… Read More