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Connection Newspapers Connection Newspapers is a locally-owned media company founded in 1784, that publishes 15 weekly community newspapers reaching more than 100,000 households in select communities in the Washington metropolitan area with print and Web editions.
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06/11/2020

Follow the movement out of Walt Whitman parking lot, by Mike Salmon of the Mount Vernon Gazette

A recent review from a client of Nicely Done Kitchens & Baths: "Nicely Done Kitchens was the only contractor out of four...
06/10/2020

A recent review from a client of Nicely Done Kitchens & Baths: "Nicely Done Kitchens was the only contractor out of four that we contacted that actually listened to how we wanted to use the kitchen and provided a superior design that fit our lifestyle. Their cost was the second-lowest but was clearly the best value from our standpoint. The multi-step process to finalize the design, options, materials, etc. was very detailed and comprehensive. There really were no surprises in the final cost and the major kitchen demolition and renovation were completed within the allotted 5 weeks. The job was well managed and the workmanship was fantastic. We are very pleased." If you are interested in a free design consultation for your kitchen, please schedule an appointment at www.nicelydonekitchens.com or call 703-764-3748. #sponsored

06/07/2020

The Hayfield Hawks graduation parade, Sunday, June 7, kicking off in Kingstowne

Supervisor Rodney LuskYesterday was one of my most difficult since taking office, and one of my most difficult as a Fair...
06/07/2020
Fairfax County cop arrested, charged with assault for on-duty incident involving Black man

Supervisor Rodney Lusk
Yesterday was one of my most difficult since taking office, and one of my most difficult as a Fairfax County resident.

The body camera footage could not be more clear. This was a complete and total failure to adhere to what should be the most basic tenant of every decision our law enforcement officers make—to apply common sense before applying force.

As Chairman of the Public Safety Committee I take personal responsibility for providing both the oversight and guidance necessary to prevent tragedies such as this one. I also recognize that all the oversight and guidance in the world is meaningless without transparency. If you are a community group, neighborhood, advocacy organization or family that has unanswered questions, or feels the need to dialogue about community-police relations in our county then I am making myself immediately available to you. Please reach out.

My thoughts are with the victim in this case, and with all the brave advocates peacefully demonstrating across our country. We cannot afford to wait any longer to prioritize an end to this violence.

https://wjla.com/news/local/fairfax-county-cop-arrested-charged-assault-use-of-force-incident-black-man?fbclid=IwAR1JBpKtc0gCV2rQiqItOb-_eTIEt3QLfzZhqRTUhthhbdvwZ5rEoW8xbeE

The Fairfax County Police Department called a late press conference Saturday night to release details surrounding the arrest of one of the department's own officers. The white officer, Tyler Timberlake, faces three counts of assault and battery related to an on-duty incident that happened Friday. Bo...

06/06/2020

Arts Scholarship Deadline Extended to June 30, 2020. Art Guild of Clifton is offering $750 scholarships to talented seniors exploring a college level curricula in the visual and performing arts including literature, music, and film. Application, details artguildofclifton.org

From Michael Lee Pope: GOP primary for U.S. Senate features three candidates:• professor Daniel Gade • intelligence offi...
06/05/2020
Overlooked Primary for U.S. Senate

From Michael Lee Pope: GOP primary for U.S. Senate features three candidates:
• professor Daniel Gade
• intelligence officer Thomas Speciale
• middle school teacher Baldwin for United States Senate from Virginia
via Connection Newspapers

Don’t look now, but Virginia is in the closing days of a primary. You might not have heard about it because of the global pandemic and the economic crisis. But buried beneath all the headlines about police brutality and racial injustice, Republicans are about to decide which candidate they want to...

Friends of Dyke Marsh
06/03/2020

Friends of Dyke Marsh

The two juvenile Bald Eagles associated with the nest on the Haul Road fledged late on Monday, probably enticed with a fish meal.
Today near the dogleg of the trail, both young were observed and photographed. We also saw one of the adults pass by twice with a fish in its talons, coaxing the young to fly south to some snags with more privacy.
The young fly effortlessly, but they look clumsy climbing up to higher perches to take off from a branch. That coordination will take time, The young will depend on the adults for food for over two months.

Photo by Joan Joan Robins Brady“Write letters to your congressman. If you see wrong. Do something. It just takes one per...
06/03/2020

Photo by Joan Joan Robins Brady
“Write letters to your congressman. If you see wrong. Do something. It just takes one person for change. Register to vote. You don’t have to be out there protesting. But you can help."
The protesters observed nearly 9 minutes of complete silence as they demanded change after George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis.

Black Lives Matter peaceful protest in Clarendon Park. Hundreds fell totally silent for almost 9 minutes to remember #Ge...
06/02/2020

Black Lives Matter peaceful protest in Clarendon Park. Hundreds fell totally silent for almost 9 minutes to remember #GeorgeFloyd, killed by police last week in Minneapolis. Photos by Joan Brady.

While protests spread coast to coast, and local law enforcement condemn the death of George Floyd in police custody in M...
06/02/2020
George Floyd on Our Minds

While protests spread coast to coast, and local law enforcement condemn the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, data show that police use of force locally targets African Americans disproportionately.
http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2020/jun/01/george-floyd-our-minds/

While protests spread coast to coast, and local law enforcement condemn the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, data show that police use of force locally targets African Americans disproportionately.

06/01/2020
SHARE of McLean

SHARE of McLean

Share is pleased to announce that Walmart has approved Community Grant applications for a total of $2,500 to support Share’s mission during this COVID-19 crisis. Funds will be used for emergency financial assistance and food for our clients who have lost jobs and are having difficulty paying their bills. Special thanks to Walmart managers in Chantilly, Sterling and Tyson Corner for their support.

Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Steve Descano
05/31/2020

Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Steve Descano

As part of our continued commitment to transparency, we're releasing this letter that CA Descano sent to the DOJ today in regards to the ongoing Ghaisar case.

Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park
05/29/2020

Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park

On Friday, May 29, our community goes into phase one of reopening. At Frying Pan Farm Park, our parking lots will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we invite you to use our beautiful trails for walking, running or biking. The farmyard will stay closed for now.

You'll be able to see some of our animals from the outside fields, but the barn will be closed, along with the area where the chickens and other birds are. We'll let you know when the farmyard reopens to the public.

Virginia businesses are safely reopening!
05/28/2020

Virginia businesses are safely reopening!

We are so excited to announce that we are reopening our showroom to the public this Friday, May 29, 2020. Please stop by and speak to one of our Interior Designers at Kings Park Shopping Center, 8934 Burke Lake Rd, Springfield. Please note, we will be following state recommended protocols, including wear face masks. Let's talk kitchens!

If you would like to schedule a free design consultation, please call 703-764-3748 or visit www.nicelydonekitchens.com. Our showroom hours starting Friday: Monday-Friday 9:30-6:00, Saturday: 10:00-3:00, Closed Sunday.

Cox Farms
05/28/2020

Cox Farms

On Memorial Day, the Fairfax County Park System opened up a little, and folks in Mount Vernon took advantage of it to so...
05/27/2020

On Memorial Day, the Fairfax County Park System opened up a little, and folks in Mount Vernon took advantage of it to soak up a little sunshine.

Fairfax County Animal Shelter
05/26/2020

Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Support for pets during COVID-19: temporary pet food pantry available! If you are a Fairfax County resident facing financial hardship and are in need of dog or cat food (canned and/or dry) to help care for your pet(s) during this difficult and challenging time, please contact us. We have a supply of dog and cat food available for residents who need temporary assistance. Email us at [email protected] or call 703-830-1100 to arrange a day and time for pick up.

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Alexandria, VA
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About The Connection Newspapers

Connection Newspapers is a locally owned media company which dates its origin from 1784 and publishes 15 weekly community newspapers reaching and audience of more than 100,000 through our hard copies, digital editions, social media channels and websites in select suburban communities in the Washington metropolitan area.

In the last few years alone, The Connection Newspapers have won more than 200 editorial awards in news, sports, entertainment, business, special projects, design, graphics, photography, ad design and more.

Our newspapers are the premier publications serving their markets and are distributed to the most affluent neighborhoods in each community by mail and carrier. Each of our award-winning newspapers focuses on community news and features of intense interest and relevance to our readers. They are highly read. Our papers are consistently rated in independent surveys of readers as the community's favorite community newspapers.

The papers we publish are: the Alexandria Gazette Packet, the Arlington Connection, the Burke Connection, the Chantilly Connection, Centre View, the Great Falls Connection, the Fairfax Connection, the Fairfax Station/Clifton/ Lorton Connection, the Oak Hill/Herndon Connection, the McLean Connection, the Mount Vernon Gazette, the Potomac Almanac, the Reston Connection, the Springfield Connection and the Vienna/Oakton Connection.

Our mission is to serve our readers with local news, issues and dialogue, to provide information for them to enjoy the best of their communities, to advocate for the communities we serve and to celebrate and record milestones and events within the community and people’s lives.

Part of our mission is to advocate for the success of local businesses and organizations, and to partner with businesses and real estate communities, while building the businesses of our advertisers through multimedia marketing and micro-targeted advertising. Over the years, thousands of businesses have used the Connection Newspapers to grow and succeed.

We are the only local publication in the Washington suburbs offering micro-targeting, a hyper-local approach that ensures high local readership and offers very cost effective options for advertisers.

Local newspapers and websites serving the following communities: In Northern Virginia, counties of Fairfax, Virginia; Arlington County, Virginia; the City of Alexandria, Virginia; Alexandria, Va.; Arlington, Va.; Burke, Va.; Centreville, Va.; Chantilly, Va.; Clifton, Va.; City of Fairfax, Va.; Fairfax Station, Va.; Fair Oaks, Va.; Fair Lakes, Va.; Great Falls, Va.; Herndon, Va.; Laurel Hill, Va.; Lorton, Va.; McLean, Va.; Mount Vernon, Va.; Oak Hill, Va.; Oakton, Va.; Reston, Va.; Springfield, Va.; Vienna, Va. and in Montgomery County, Maryland: Potomac, Md.

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Anyone with a graduating high school senior around Northern Virginia, you can get a personalized, high school specific yard sign honoring your student for @$20 from Alphagraphics in Alexandria. The picture below is Woodson, but all the Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington and many private school logos and colors are choices. You can either pick it up at their store in Old Town, or they will deliver it to you for a $5.00 charge. They are not set up to deliver through the mail, so you need to either choose, pick up at store or local delivery (from Alphagraphics). Here is the link: https://us635.agstorefront.com/uStore/22/Category/118/Product/177/Graduation-2020-Yard-Signs Or you can call them at (703) 549-2432.
The First Baptist Church of Herndon is spearheading a program to provide Herndon/Reston area families experiencing food insecurity with a weekly, takeout dinner from local businesses. This will help families and businesses at the same time. First Baptist invites all residing in zip code areas 20170, 20171, 20190, and 20194 to join in this grassroots campaign to help to keep the community viable. Those interested in helping with this new program should use this link to make a donation https://www.gofundme.com/f/taking-care-of-our-herndon-neighbors?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1 and/or this link to provide hands-on support. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepv1LJxygnr4CrGZQHBqmTyeuSKaVVy8VpQmJjI9DgGenEew/viewform?usp=sf_link Those having significant difficulty paying for food and interested in a weekly dinner should use this link to complete a brief survey. English Version: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQ4_RG9zZSjsca-GBRGvSCRbVS6eTCjup_h-4nOxSvhl_PMg/viewform Spanish Version: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDa1Tc-VsiS3xesNUv6VuCf3ycYApf7x7IabNDDVoa5mD7JQ/viewform?usp=sf_link Thank you so much for your participation. Hopefully, this program—added to ongoing and extended food outreach efforts—will make this uncertain time a little easier for members of the community. Questions may be directed to K Scarry of First Baptist Church of Herndon at [email protected] or (703) 946-1046.
I wanted to let you know about a cool event the Junior League of Northern Virginia (JLNV) https://www.jlnv.org/ is putting on Friday, March 6th. It is our 4th Annual Monte Carlo Night! 🎲🎟🥂 Feeling lucky? Try your hand at casino night featuring gaming favorites, open bar, hors d’ oeuvres, dancing and a chance to win BIG. There will also be a raffle for great prizes and an exclusive silent auction. Proceeds from the event support the JLNV’s ongoing efforts to improve the Northern Virginia community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers and educational programming. Come on out and party for a good cause! For tickets go here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-monte-carlo-night-tickets-91324324513 They are on sale until March 4th! For more information check out their page. https://www.facebook.com/events/212135279818920/
Where can you pick up your paper from 13 Jan ?
Lake Braddock High School Theatre performs Puffs or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic. Tickets are only $10 and are available at lbtheatre.com. Shows are Nov 7th 7:30pm, Nov 9th 2:30 and 8:00 pm, Nov 10th at 12:00pm.
Wow, are you aware that you had three major misprints in this week’s Great Falls Connection! Gary Pan is running for Delegate in the 34th District! Richard Hayden is running for Delegate in the 44th District! Vinson Palathingal is running for School Board At Large! Considering all three candidates who were omitted are on the Republican ticket, I guess we know where you stand. 😡
SHOE Drive Fundraiser 👠 👠 👟 👟 👞 👞 👢 👢 👡 👡 My daughter soccer team is hosting a shoe drive to help developing nations become start up entrepreneurs and helping the environment by repurposing shoes. The best part is that ANY shoe can be donated including flip flops and sandals. (The only shoes we cannot collect are skates) Feel free to drop off your GENTLY used shoes(no holes or tears) at the Burke Centre Conservancy by August 30. Thank you, Anna Wojcik 👠 👠 👟 👟 👞 👞 👢 👢 👡 👡
Hi! The current Springfield Connection issue ran a story on the Bronze Award project of the girls in GS troop 32. Is there a chance we could get extra copies of this issue so that each of the girls in the troop can have a copy?
FINAL PERFORMANCES TONIGHT (THUR) FRI AND SAT 7:30PM-HIT COMEDY IN FALLS CHURCH “Leaving Iowa” from the Providence Players explodes on stage, makes you laugh and touches your heart. Closing week. Final three performances Thur, Fri, Sat at 7:30 PM. James Lee Community Center Theater 2855 Annandale Road. TICKETS for these last three shows ARE GOING QUICKLY. Don’t miss this critically acclaimed audience hit that is fun for the whole family! Tickets and Info at: www.providenceplayers.org
Just two weeks remain to see the outstanding cast of The Providence Player’s hit “Leaving Iowa”. Fast paced, funny and charming, this cast will take you on a magic carpet ride of family summer vacation humor that will touch your soul. ***** Info/Tix www.providenceplayers.org ***** DcMetroTheaterArts’ Julia Exline says: “loved every moment of Providence Players of Fairfax’s Leaving Iowa. Well written and expertly acted, it was a night of quality entertainment that I would highly recommend. Catch a showing of this with your own family–you won’t regret it!”
“A hilarious homage to the typical American family road trip..” CRITICS AND AUDIENCES LOVE “Leaving Iowa” Join this outstanding Providence Players cast in this hit directed by Julie Janson. Four shows this week. Fun for the whole family! ***** DcMetroTheaterArts says “… loved every moment of Providence Players of Fairfax’s Leaving Iowa. Well written and expertly acted, it was a night of quality entertainment that I would highly recommend. Catch a showing of this with your own family–you won’t regret it!” Julia Exline,DCMTA Tickets and information: