Monday, March 18, 2013
Top news of the week from our Patch sites around Virginia and DC.
Patch has 31 community sites in Virginia and D.C. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week. 19. More Than 200 Pack Serial Groper Meeting Thursday Night in Springfield: Approximately 250 Springfield residents packed a Fairfax County Police community meeting Thursday night to discuss their concerns about a series of assaults — likely 22 in all — by a man dubbed "the serial groper," that have occurred throughout the Springfield area since September. FCPD scheduled the meeting to update residents on the case and answer questions from concerned citizens. 18. Vice President Biden Visits Injured Officer's First Responders: Vice President Joe Biden visited the Alexandria Police Department last Friday, meeting with…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Northern Virginia NORML chapter would like to see marijuana laws handled on the state level, not the federal level.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Temperatures will warm up into 40s by Wednesday.
The big chill in Northern Virginia continues through Tuesday night with highs in the 30s on Monday and Tuesday. Expect cloudy skies during the days and a possiblity for snow flurries Monday and Tuesday nights, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will feel much colder Monday. Wind gusts up to 25 mph will continue through Monday afternoon. As a result of the wind, the National Weather Service has issued a Small Craft Advisory until 3 p.m. Monday that includes the Potomac River. This means that wind speeds of 18 to 33 knots are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions for small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid boating in these conditions. Here are the daily …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell tours state Thursday asking for support, says plan could jumpstart several projects in Northern Virginia.
Gov. Bob McDonnell spent Thursday traveling across the state to urge area business leaders and residents to support his “Virginia’s Road to the Future” transportation plan, saying his proposal could help jumpstart a number of projects in Northern Virginia that have seemed to stall. The plan has gotten mixed reviews from some state legislators so far this session, but a new poll from Christopher Newport University showed 63 percent of Virginia voters support McDonnell's plan, which hinges on doing away with the state’s 17.5 cents per gallon gas tax and increasing the state sales tax from 5 percent to 5.8 percent. The poll, released Thursday, surveyed 1,015 people across the state on a number of issues, including the governor's plan. …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Officials from Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties met in Arlington to discuss six potential sites Thursday.
Local, state and congressional leaders met Thursday in Arlington to discuss six potential sites for a new FBI headquarters and to present a unified front in their commitment to landing the new federal complex somewhere in Northern Virginia. Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, who called the meeting, said leaders from Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties had a "singular focus" in bringing the FBI headquarters to the Old Dominion. "We're all committed to finding a home for the FBI in the commonwealth of Virginia," Moran said during a news conference following the meeting. "We are all going to promote Virginia as the best place for this relocation." Arlington's role was simply as host. It has not put forth any potential sites …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Check out these places where you can cut your own Christmas trees.
December is here, and that means it's Christmas tree season. Skip the artificial tree and pick up an authentic Fraser fir or other tree from one of these cut-your-own farms or pre-cut tree sellers: Joe's Trees Cox Farms Hank’s Christmas Trees at Hartland Farm Krop’s Crops Ticonderoga Farms Snickers Gap Tree Farm
Saturday, September 22, 2012
These Northern Virginia farms and orchards are open for apple picking this weekend and throughout the fall.
Today is the first day of autumn. Along with cooler temperatures, thoughts turn to football, hearty soups, "where did we store the rake?” and the annual family pilgrimage to the local apple orchard. If a day at the orchard is not already a family tradition in your home, this year may be the perfect time to make it one. A day of apple picking, cider sipping and idyllic picture posing is a great way to welcome in the new season. As you choose from the many varieties of apples consider not only taste, but also hardiness and remember that different varieties come into season at different times. Fuji are the best apples if you’ve got limited refrigerator space because you can store Fujis in your basement or your garage. They are slow to ripen…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Emergency responders advise people to go to their local police or fire stations for emergencies.
Updated 4:21 p.m. A "total failure" is what Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova called the 911 outages in the county, NBC4 reports. The exact cause is still unknown, but NBC4 reports that officials "believe it stems from the Verizon Command Center in Arlington, Va." As of 3:50 p.m. the Fairfax County Emergency Information website reported that "911 has been partially restored to Fairfax County. If you cannot get through, please call 703-691-7561 or 703-691-3680." Original Post In the wake of the storm that slammed Northern Virginia Friday night, the region is experiencing an impact to the 911 phone system, according to an alert from Fairfax County. A spokesperson could not be reached because of issues with telephone …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Things to do this weekend in Northern Virginia.
Making plans for the weekend? Patch has got you covered with a list of the top events happening in our area this Friday through Sunday. Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week Basic Gardening: Garden on a Shoestring Northern Virginia Players presents “Aladdin Jr.” Studio 3 presents “Miss Electricity” Local Library Book Sales Wellness Plan for 2012 Exploring the Artist in You! Youth Arts Symposium Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks Concert Majestic Eagle at Mason Neck G Gauge Model Train Display