This spring, Fairfax County and parts of Northern Virginia will be among the regions of the Mid-Atlantic states that see millions of Brood X cicadas emerge from 17 years of living underground.
The trail in Random Hills Park will be improved, and the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking public input on its design.
State-of-the-art building slated for E.C. Lawrence Park
The Fairfax County Park Authority plans to construct a groundbreaking and innovative new building in Chantilly’s Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.
Students in the Upper School of Ad Fontes Academy in Centreville got to display their creative expertise during the school’s recent art and talent show.
Local authors and therapists offer thoughts and guidance.
As a middle school student, Sofie Jacobs was at times mocked by other girls for her fastidious study habits and the good grades she received as a result.
Walks are important for the family dog, but so is scooping the poop.
Scooping the Poop
Fairfax Symphony named a Dominion ArtStar
With more than five decades as an honored symphony, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) adds 2021 Dominion Energy ArtStar to its accolades.
50th Anniversary of the Song is Upon Us.
Stairway to Heaven turns 50
The Fairfax County Park Authority has extended its free scavenger hunt, the Snowflake Trail, through Jan. 31.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is offering a free scavenger hunt with video clues in the Cub Run Stream Valley.
An Insider’s View on the Bull Run Festival of Lights; open through Jan. 10, and maybe more
The Bull Run Festival of Lights is the largest light show in the Washington Metropolitan area, and this winter it is more popular than ever before.
Ideas for coping with being alone on the holiday
While Christmas Day will be different and difficult for many this year, it will be especially difficult for seniors who live alone and will be in solitude because of COVID-19 risks.
The 2020 Spring class of Virginia Master Naturalists (VMN) graduated, finally, in a Zoom ceremony on Dec. 14.
Award for his efforts to pass the Great American Outdoors Act
Monday, Dec. 7, at an outdoor and socially-distanced ceremony at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) was awarded the National Park Foundation’s Hero Award by Foundation President, Will Shafroth.
Cleaner than it was in 2011 when it got a D, but “its recovery is plateauing.”
While the Potomac River is clearly not what the Washington Post in 1951 called an “open sewer,” for the first time in a decade, the river’s health has declined, reported the Potomac Conservancy last month, falling from a grade of B to B- and still unsafe for swimming or fishing.