February 7, 2018
Park Authority Summer Camp Registration Opens February 8Who is thinking about summer? You should! Registration for summer camps begins Thursday, February 8, 2018. The Fairfax County Park Authority offers more than 1,900 summer day camp options at 100+ locations. Camps held at RECenters, nature centers, historic sites, lakefront parks, golf courses and schools offer a variety of camp formats. These camps feature plenty of fun and friendship building while providing a safe summer experience for children ages 3 to 17.
The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce will honor local heroes, from Public Safety personnel to ordinary citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions in 2017 at the 33rd Annual Valor Awards ceremony on Friday, April 20th at The National Conference Center.
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Earlier this month, Service Dogs in Training Henry and Chancy, acquired from Duty Dogs in Wyoming, joined the VMF family. Henry is a yellow Labrador retriever named for U.S. Army Sergeant William Henry Johnson, who enlisted in 1917 and was assigned to the infantry unit that later became the 369th Infantry Regiment, “Harlem Hellfighters,” an all-black regiment that helped pave the way for future African-American soldiers.
In celebration of Black History Month, Fairfax County in partnership with Cox proudly presents “Know the Past Shape the Future,” a free celebration with music, entertainment and light refreshments. Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Justin E. Fairfax will be the keynote speaker, and a portion of the program will recognize historically black churches in Fairfax County.
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What a year 2017 was for George Mason University. From a team of engineering students who developed a prosthetic to help a young girl play the violin, to our scientists who discovered ways to treat infectious diseases using Komodo dragon blood, to a Pulitzer finalist in Spanish-American history (a topic of particular interest to me!), we continued to innovate and make a difference. Our model for success remains a draw for talent. We welcomed our largest and most diverse class in university history, and celebrated a Carnegie Fellow, an Oscar- and Emmy-nominated cinematographer, and our first Rhodes Scholar finalist in a decade. Read on to learn more about our amazing year. VIEW THE ANNUAL REPORT
The newspaper headlines are familiar.
Plans are being made to widen Rt. 7. The Board of Supervisors is wrestling with the merits of a massive development requested by one of the world’s largest tech companies. Purcellville residents complain about traffic on Main Street. Editorials focus attention on plans to extend rail service to Dulles Airport. Teachers lobby for raises in the school budget. That was in 1968.
According to our Health Department – and what you are probably seeing in your office, school and at home – there is widespread flu activity in our county and throughout the country. This year’s flu is a particularly severe virus that everyone needs to take seriously.