Connection Newspapers

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.

Scott A. Surovell
07/13/2019

Scott A. Surovell

Thank you Supervisor Dan Storck for getting us glass recycling in Mt. Vernon once again so we don't have to drive to Alexandria. Now we just need one in Lee District and we'll have a chance to keep glass in Eastern Fairfax County out of the landfill! Supervisor Jeff McKay Rodney Lusk

Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation
07/12/2019

Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation

🚨🚨EMERGENCY REQUEST: TROPICAL STORM BARRY🚨🚨

This afternoon, we'll begin transferring in dozens of dogs and cats from flood-prone shelters in coastal Louisiana in anticipation of the landfall of Tropical Storm Barry. ⛈ We're transporting in pets currently available for adoption in these shelters in order to make room for pets displaced during the storm and expected flooding. In order to help as many of them as possible, we need your support.

There are so many great ways you can help! Here are just a few:

1) Adopt. We're having 5 adoption events this weekend for the pets currently in our care. You can find a list of adoption events at https://lostdogrescue.org/events/

2) Foster. We need dog and cat fosters for 1 week or more in order to make space in our kennels for incoming pets. The more fosters we have, the more pets we can save. To learn more and apply, visit https://lostdogrescue.org/foster/what-its-all-about/

3) Donate. We will need a lot of supplies to care for the pets and we would very much appreciate any help you can give. You can donate at https://lostdogrescue.org/donate-now/ and view our wish list at https://tinyurl.com/lostdogwishlist

4) Share, like and comment. Please help us get the word out by engaging with our posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Stay tuned for more information! We'll be posting updates throughout the day on all of our social media channels.

Thank you so very much for your support. We couldn't do this without you!! 💜

07/12/2019
Hooray For Books

Hooray For Books

A segment from NBC Washington yesterday about the flood. We're working hard to get back in to shape. Again, thank you to everyone for your love and support!

07/11/2019

Marlan Forest July 4 Parade

07/11/2019

Just in case you missed the story about the Clifton July 4 parade, don't miss the video!

Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter
07/10/2019

Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter

How cute is senior kitty Casey?! At 17 years-old, Casey is looking for a quiet home to settle down in to spend her golden years. She doesn't ask for much, just a comfy place to curl up, cuddle time with her human companions, and occasional treats when she is looks for snacks. Friends will provide a collar and ID tag for Casey once she is adopted to ensure she has her adopters information on her at all times just in case! Does Casey sound like a good match for you? Come visit her at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter from 12-7 pm today!

#sheltercats #adopt #shelterpets #seniorpets #seniorcats

A Difficult Conversation: Talking to loved ones about Alzheimer’s Disease
07/08/2019
A Difficult Conversation: Talking to loved ones about Alzheimer’s Disease

A Difficult Conversation: Talking to loved ones about Alzheimer’s Disease

After witnessing the slow decline of family members with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, Ana Nelson knows the importance of early recognition of signs of the disease and enacting a plan as early as possible. During the month of June, Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, Nelson who is vi...

Tickets - Herndon High School Theatre
07/08/2019
Tickets - Herndon High School Theatre

Tickets - Herndon High School Theatre

Purchase Your Performance Tickets Here July 27th at 2:00 pm* and 7:00 pm July 28th at 2:00 pm* Performances will be held at: Herndon Middle School 901 Locust Street, Herndon VA   *A Princess Tea for children will be held before both matinee shows on July 27th and 28th beginning at 12:30 pm for…

EveryMom Fitness
07/08/2019

EveryMom Fitness

Check out these EveryMoms in the Chantilly Connection Newspapers from the EPIC Workout to End Alzheimers!! Read all about this amazing event set up by Sara Bach, EMF instructor Kristen Dallhoff, and The Fieldhouse on page 3: http://connectionarchives.com/PDF/2019/070319/Chantilly.pdf

George Mason University's Center for the Arts
07/08/2019

George Mason University's Center for the Arts

“We have a mission to make the arts an intrinsic part of the lives of our community members.”

Our fabulous programming manager Adrienne Bryant Godwin discusses our upcoming season with Connection Newspapers.

bit.ly/2JhPli1

Plant NOVA Natives
07/08/2019
Plant NOVA Natives

Plant NOVA Natives

Here's a chance to tour the native plants at Wolf Trap with a knowledgeable guide! Sunday, July 14!

Everyone in Clifton came out yesterday for the Fourth of July parade - horses, mini bikes and the cow train navigated th...
07/05/2019

Everyone in Clifton came out yesterday for the Fourth of July parade - horses, mini bikes and the cow train navigated the streets of Clifton.

Marlan Forest in Mount Vernon started early today, but it didn't slow the parade, read about it in next week's paper.
07/04/2019

Marlan Forest in Mount Vernon started early today, but it didn't slow the parade, read about it in next week's paper.

ACLU of Virginia
07/04/2019
ACLU of Virginia

ACLU of Virginia

This is what justice and fairness look like. People should not be deprived of their livelihood and trapped in an inescapable cycle of poverty and even incarceration simply because they can't afford to pay court debts and fees. For years, people of color and people with low income have borne the brunt of this unjust, unfair system.

If you're impacted, here's what you need to know, via Legal Aid Justice Center: bit.ly/DLJusticeVA

Tickets - Herndon High School Theatre
07/04/2019
Tickets - Herndon High School Theatre

Tickets - Herndon High School Theatre

Purchase Your Performance Tickets Here July 27th at 2:00 pm* and 7:00 pm July 28th at 2:00 pm* Performances will be held at: Herndon Middle School 901 Locust Street, Herndon VA   *A Princess Tea for children will be held before both matinee shows on July 27th and 28th beginning at 12:30 pm for…

Lawmakers Rip Hogan Plan to Withhold $55M from Transit Agency – Maryland Matters
07/03/2019
Lawmakers Rip Hogan Plan to Withhold $55M from Transit Agency – Maryland Matters

Lawmakers Rip Hogan Plan to Withhold $55M from Transit Agency – Maryland Matters

On his first day as a member of the board that oversees the Washington, D.C., region’s transit agency, Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn announced that the state is withholding $55.6 million in capital funds from the agency, citing “an ongoing pattern of fiscal obfuscation and a lac...

07/02/2019
4th of July | Town of Herndon, VA

Herndon's 4th Of July Celebration. 6:30 p.m. at Bready Park softball field, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon. Join the Town of Herndon for a family-fun event featuring patriotic arts & craft activities, live music, family games, bingo, food vendors selling dinner and dessert items, and more. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. All coolers and bags may be searched. No alcohol, glass containers or personal fireworks allowed. Free admission. Visit www.herndon-va.gov/recreation/special-events/4th-of-july or call 703-787-7300.

Herndon Parks and Recreation Department hosts an old-fashioned 4th of July celebration at Bready Park on July 4th.

Firecracker 5K for the Troops. 8 a.m. at Reston Town Center. Join in an Independence Day 5K celebration and show support...
07/02/2019
Firecracker 5K

Firecracker 5K for the Troops. 8 a.m. at Reston Town Center. Join in an Independence Day 5K celebration and show support for the stars and stripes. Runners and walkers of all paces can register for this patriotic family-friendly event, presented by Leidos and Potomac River Running. Call 703-689-0999 or visit prraces.com/firecracker/.

Declaration of Independence Reading. Noon-1:30 p.m. in Historic Pohick Church, 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton. The commun...
07/02/2019
Welcome to Pohick Church!

Declaration of Independence Reading. Noon-1:30 p.m. in Historic Pohick Church, 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton. The community is invited to a reading of the Declaration of Independence in Historic Pohick Church by historical re-enactor, the Rev. Dr. Thomas Costa, portraying the Rev. Mr. Massey, rector of Pohick Church in 1776. The reading will take place at noon, with free docent tours of the colonial church of George Washington and George Mason following the reading. Free. Call 703-339-6572, or visit www.pohick.org.

Website of Pohick Episcopal Church

Connection Newspapers's cover photo
07/02/2019

Connection Newspapers's cover photo

4th of July in McLean: McLean 4th Of July Fireworks Celebration. 6:30 p.m. at Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike,...
07/02/2019
McLean Community Center - Home

4th of July in McLean: McLean 4th Of July Fireworks Celebration. 6:30 p.m. at Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Enjoy a DJ, food trucks, and fireworks. Free onsite parking (limited). Free satellite parking and shuttle buses (handicapped equipped) from McLean Community Center and St. John's Episcopal Church. The following are prohibited on school grounds: smoking, alcohol, vaping, glass containers, personal fireworks, weapons and pets. Free admission. Call 703-790-0123.
http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2019/jun/28/entertainment-calendar-vienna-mclean-great-falls/

07/02/2019

4th of July happenings in Vienna!
The Big Bang. 7:15 p.m. at Yeonas Park, 1319 Ross Drive SW, Vienna. Vienna will host its annual big bang show. The Josh Christina Band will provide the evening’s soundtrack. The Vienna Little League concession stand and food trucks will serve up food and non-alcoholic beverages. The fireworks show, courtesy of Navy Federal Credit Union, starts around 9:30. Call 703-255-6361. Visit viennava.gov

4th of July Happenings in Great Falls!Thursday/July 4#4th Of July Hometown Celebration and Parade. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the ...
07/02/2019
4th of July Hometown Celebration

4th of July Happenings in Great Falls!
Thursday/July 4

#4th Of July Hometown Celebration and Parade. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Great Falls Village Centre. 6 p.m. at Turner Farm Park. Free admission. Visit celebrategreatfalls.org/event/4th-of-july-hometown-celebration/ for more.

#8 a.m. — 5K Walk/Run at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial. Visit runsignup.com/Race/VA/GreatFalls/July45K to register.

#8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — INOVA Blood Drive with the Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department. Photo ID required. Allow 1 hour for donor visit. See you there!

#9 a.m. — Little Patriot Parade on the Village Centre Green (at the Gazebo). Babies and Toddlers up to age 5 are welcome to parade their finest patriotic display around the Green.

#10 a.m. — Main Parade around the Great Falls Village Centre. See the floats, horses, antique cars and pets making a loop in the Main Parade.

#10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Festivities, Food & Fun. After the parade, enjoy burgers, dogs and snow-cones along with music, field games and festivities on the Village Centre Green.

#6 p.m. — Fireworks & Fun at Turner Farm Park.Gates open at 6. Pack up the family and come tailgate with neighbors. Live music, games, contests and food trucks will entertain until the Big Show gets underway just after dusk.

4th of July Hometown Celebration and Parade Thursday, July 4th 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Great Falls Village Centre Volunteer for the

ACLU of Virginia
07/01/2019

ACLU of Virginia

IMPORTANT: Starting today (7/1), the practice of suspending driver’s license for failure to pay court fines and costs will be temporarily stopped, bringing justice and fairness back to hundreds of thousands of Virginians.

If you've had your driver's license suspended because you couldn't afford your court fines and fees, here are six things you need to know: bit.ly/DLJusticeVA (thanks Legal Aid Justice Center for this important resource!)

National PTA Urges Immediate Action to Address the Humanitarian Crisis at the border
06/28/2019
Fairfax County Council PTA (FCCPTA)

National PTA Urges Immediate Action to Address the Humanitarian Crisis at the border

National PTA Urges Immediate Action to Address the Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

Friends of Dyke Marsh
06/28/2019

Friends of Dyke Marsh

With the many dead ash trees at Dyke Marsh due to the devastation of the Emerald Ash borer, Larry Cartwright predicted an eventual increase in woodpecker activity.
This year Pileated Woodpeckers were found feeding young, corroboration of successful nesting.
Yesterday a male pileated was observed feeding grubs to a fledgling male that appeared larger than his parent. After that the young pileated moved and surveyed a branch in a cottonwood that harbored a mother lode of carpenter ants. Once he got the hang of it he feasted, using his long sticky tongue to access the meal.

U.S. Department of the Interior
06/26/2019

U.S. Department of the Interior

At Great Falls Park in Virginia, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. Located just fifteen miles from Washington, D.C., the park is a popular site with local residents and tourists from around the world. Photographer Gabe Leidy got to the falls early enough to enjoy this dramatic sunrise. “It was absolutely magical! Of all the places we’ve been before and since, I think my wife still talks about this one the most – what a rugged, inspirational landscape in an unassuming location.” Photo courtesy of Gabe Leidy.

Protestors in front of the White House include Susann Gerstein and members of Herndon Reston Indivisible who have protes...
06/25/2019
The New York Times

Protestors in front of the White House include Susann Gerstein and members of Herndon Reston Indivisible who have protested with a variety of large, pointed messages in front of the White House every day for more than a year.

In The New York Times Opinion Section, Susan E. Rice writes, "How on earth did we find ourselves 10 minutes from an idiotic war without the president having weighed the consequences? As a former national security adviser who has participated in many decisions about whether and when to use force, I am more certain than ever that our national security decision-making process is dangerously dysfunctional."

Plant NOVA Natives
06/24/2019

Plant NOVA Natives

Thank you, Burke Nursery, for promoting native plants! As of today, volunteers have put stickers on all the Virginia native plants, so all you have to do is walk up and down the aisles looking for the red to find them. They also have the guides for sale.

Friends of Dyke Marsh
06/23/2019

Friends of Dyke Marsh

On June 23, FODMers Greg Nemetz and Bob Veltkamp installed our sign at the native plant site in Dyke Marsh. Bob designed the sign. In 2018, 15-20 volunteers planted over 3,500 native trees and plants at the .65-acre site. Most are doing well. If you'd like to help us control the invasive plants at the site, email [email protected]. Thank you Greg and Bob.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources- Wildlife & Heritage Service
06/22/2019

Maryland Department of Natural Resources- Wildlife & Heritage Service

Have you seen any fawns?

It's that time of year and, while we know we just did a post not too long ago on this same topic, we want to remind folks again to please leave fawns alone.

They are irresistibly cute, but oftentimes, while your intentions are well meaning, you might be doing more harm than good.

https://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/plants_wildlife/Deer_Fawn_

Photo courtesy of WJ Berg, USFWS

Fairfax County Council PTA (FCCPTA)
06/21/2019
Fairfax County Council PTA (FCCPTA)

Fairfax County Council PTA (FCCPTA)

Friends and child advocates, please be aware of what is happening in our immigrant communities. There is real fear and trauma our students and families are feeling right now. They may not be able to participate in community free food events, school events, or camps. As PTAs, we must remember our mission to advocate for the well-being of children.

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Alexandria, VA
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