Sunday, May 26, 2013
Chadia King will get $4,000 scholarship from foundation.
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South Lakes High School senior Chadia King has been honored as a 2013 Apple Scholar by the Apple Federal Credit Union. King is one of 35 area teens who will receive a $4,000 scholarship. Apple is able to give out more than $140,000 in scholarships with its philanthropic arm, the Apple FCU Education Foundation. Apple says scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated a "commitment to helping their school and/or community." This year’s 35 “Apple Scholars” were selected from over 400 applications that were reviewed by a committee of 30 judges from the Apple FCU membership community, Apple reps said in a press release.
Women can find designer clothes and accessories at a discount at Herndon's newest shop.
There is a new spot for women's fashion in Herndon, and customers will also be giving back to the commnunity when they purchase. Courtney's Closet recently opened at Herndon Centre - 396 Elden St. next to MOM's Organic Market. Owner DeAnn DuVall has partnered to help local nonprofits Jill's House and V.I.E.W. (Virginia Initiative for Employment, not Welfare). The store carries recycled designer and top brand-name fashions at a discount. The store only carries the best items that are in excellent condition, so women know there will be good finds each and every time they shop, says DeVall. As a consignment store, items are only carried in the store for 90 days, Duvall says. The store and seller split the proceeds 50/50. At Courtney's Closet…
Are comments on social issues drowning out Republican message?
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli tried to launch his campaign focusing on growing jobs and shrinking tax bills. But it took no effort from Democrats to bring the conversation back to a perceived "extremism" problem on the GOP ticket. In fact, it was Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling who referenced an "image of extremism" in an interview with The Washington Post. Bolling was discussing controversial comments from Norfolk minister E.W. Jackson, the GOP candidate for lieutenant governor on the ballot in November. In a video message to the African-American community last fall, Jackson said, “Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was." And critics have noted Jackson's comments in the past …
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Memorial Day traffic safety part of the annual Operation CARE national traffic-enforcement effort.
Reston Association Pools open for the season Saturday. Not sure which pool is closest to your home? Click here to see RA's full list of pools, with addresses and phone numbers. Pools have different schedules and hours and adult swim days. Click here to see the full seasonal pool schedule Want to find out about swim lessons? Click here for group lessons and here for private lessons. Have questions about guest passes, lost passes and other things pool related? Click here. Each RA pool has its own personality. Tell us which one is your favorite and why in the comments.
Memorial Day weekend celebrations Friday through Monday in Northern Virginia.
Memorial Day 2013—the unofficial kick-off for summer—is Monday, May 27, but concerts, fireworks and other events last all of Memorial Day weekend throughout Northern Virginia. Here’s a round-up of what’s happening locally. American Legion Riders Run to the Thunder 2013 The American Legion Riders, Post 177 in Fairfax will host its annual ALR Run to the Thunder 2013 in association with Rolling Thunder. The ride raises awareness regarding those military veterans who may still be prisoners of war and/or missing in action and encourages the public and government to take action in their recovery. Funds raised will benefit the American Legion’s Legacy Scholarship Fund. Sunday, May 26, 7 a.m. Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk to Honor the Fallen Be sure …
Plus, we tell you where NOT to find your next lawnmower.
Editor's Note: Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and D.C., and not a day goes by that something weird isn't happening somewhere in the area. Here's a look back at some weird goings on over the past week. Cicadas Everywhere (Or Not): A line has been drawn, and it isn't residents rejecting the D.C. metro label — it's cicadas that have decided they'd rather avoid the congestion inside the Beltway. We've been anxiously anticipating a crazy spring of buzzing cicadas crawling everywhere. Now, some of us are finding the big bugs crawling out of holes and up trees in Fredericksburg, Woodbridge and lower Fairfax County, but others haven't seen any of this year's brood. Enjoying the Breeze: Manassas City Police have a description of a suspect in …
Friday, May 24, 2013
South Lakes High School will have two synthetic turf fields in time for fall sports, school says.
South Lakes High School is set to break ground on two synthetic turf fields the first week in June, said SLHS student activities director Linda Jones. Jones confirmed on Friday the money is finally in place for the project, which has been discussed for more than a year and then was in jeopardy this spring when several partners lowered their financial commitment and had issue with the Memorandum of Understanding. South Lakes, along with several community partners, will install turf, which will give high school and community athletes more playing time with fewer weather cancellations, on the stadium field as well as on the practice field. The project is expected to cost between $1.4 and $1.8 million. The fields are a partnership with …
In budget approval, school board members divided on how best to keep teacher pay competitive moving forward.
After months of debate on how to fairly compensate Fairfax teachers and keep pace with salaries in other jurisdictions , the Fairfax County School board voted for a $2.5 billion budget Thursday that will give employees a 2 percent mid-year market-scale adjustment — making good on a commitment from school board members to provide some sort of compensation relief during this fiscal year. Much of the Fiscal Year 2014 spending plan, which passed on an 8-4 vote, is dedicated to changing demographics and unprecedented student growth — 3,089 students are expected to join the system next year, pushing total enrollment to 184,625. To view the full budget, click here. The pay raise was the biggest hurdle in this year's budget, school board …
Woodson tops Seahawks 3-2 in penalty kicks in Northern Region quarterfinal.
South Lakes High School's boys soccer team's stellar season came to an end on Thursday when it lost to Woodson 3-2 on penalty kicks in a Northern Regional quarterfinal game. The game was tied at 1-1 after regulation. The Seahawks finish the season 16-2. The team, which won the Liberty District title, had not lost since a season-opening defeat by T.C. Williams in March. The game was scoreless at the half. Jhonny DeSouza scored for South Lakes on a counterattack with 11 minutes left in regulation. Woodson tied it with seven minutes remaining. In the first overtime, South Lakes had a good chance, but hit the crossbar. SLHS goalie Huber Leonta, who has several excellent saves during the game, stopped two out of five shots in penalty kicks. But…