Kudos To SLHS’ Gifford — South Lakes High School marching band trombone player Samantha Gifford has been selected to be a member of the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Gifford will join an elite group of marching band members who will perform during halftime at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band recognizes the top 125 high school senior marching musicians and color guard members from across the country.
Transportation Bond Info Explained — Fairfax County voters will go to the polls on Nov. 4 to vote for a transportation bond issue. This video from the county easily explains what is at stake. [Fairfax County]
Reston Community Orchestra Readying — The Reston Community Orchestra will open its season Nov. 16 with “West Meets East,” featuring music of the Old West. See the whole 2014-15 lineup on the RCP website. [Reston Community Orchestra]
FCPS Will Honor Farm-To-Table — Students in Fairfax County Public Schools will celebrate Virginia Farm to School Week Nov. 10-14 with new menu items featuring seasonal produce such as glazed butternut squash, roasted sweet potatoes, and roasted cauliflower and carrots. FCPS participates in farm to school activities along with 64 percent of school districts in Virginia. [FCPS]
Photo: Early fall produce at Smartmarket Reston
Construction on The Rylan apartments in the Highland District (staff photo by Jay Westcott) Fairfax County is moving forward with an update to its affordable housing policy that could ensure…
Journalist Bob Woodward at the Washington West Film Festival’s 40th anniversary screening for “All the President’s Men” (courtesy of Washington West Film Festival) The movie world’s annual parade of fall…
Herndon Town Manager Bill Ashton presents the town’s fiscal year 2022 annual report (via Town of Herndon) The Town of Herndon hasn’t missed a single trash day during the COVID-19…
Thinking about taking the next step in your career? The Arlington-based Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University offers flexible part-time or full-time options for graduate certificate…
The Ravel Dance Studio will re-open for fall classes 2020. The school will offer in person and virtual online instruction. With over 5000 sq. ft. to social distance the school has added air ionization filtration systems, ballet barres, acrylic dividers, hands free bathrooms, strict monitoring and more.
The Ravel Dance Studio will produce a Nutcracker Ballet Hollywood style video through the Reston Community CenterStage. REGISTRATION online begins August 17.
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He recently ruptured his Achilles and has an incredibly long and tough journey ahead. As if COVID hadn’t impacted fitness professionals enough, throw this in the mix and it’s a double, even triple whammy. CG is no longer able to work and do what he loves for the time being because of this and we’d love your support.