Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Meetings on Tom Rust's plans for Virginia's 2013 General Assembly planned Jan. 7 and 12.
On Wednesday, the Virginia General Assembly begins its 2013 Session, which will last for 45 days. Del. Tom Rust (R-86th), who represents Herndon and parts of Sterling Park, Oak Hill and Chantilly, has announced several ways for constituents to stay informed and to make their views known during the session. Rust will hold three town hall meetings open to the public as he begins his work: • 7 p.m. Monday at Rachel Carson Middle School, 13618 McLearen Rd., Oak Hill. A representative from Virginia Department of Transportation will be on hand to discuss snow removal procedures. • 9 a.m. Jan. 12 at the Herndon Town Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St., Herndon • 11 a.m. Jan. 12 at the Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling Local …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The contentious 2008 redistricting divided communities and resulted in a lawsuit.
Tuesday, January 1
• By Dan Carney IBM, it used to be said by the company’s beleaguered employees, stands for “I’ve Been Moved.” It seems like families in western Fairfax county are all secret IBMers, so frequently does the school board enjoy moving its chess pieces, er, students, among schools. This means you, if you live in a school district that attends Centreville, Chantilly or South Lakes high schools. Probably Oakton too, based on my reading of the map. Time to dump all that spirit wear you had accumulated in support of the home team. Remember, the hats and sweatshirts you bought to replace the gear from the previous home team? You might need that back now. Oh, hadn’t you heard? The county is building a new high school west of Centreville H.S. The …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Chantilly's Texas Roadhouse is a great family friendly steakhouse.
Texas Roadhouse in Chantilly is the very best “family-style” steakhouse in this area, for several reasons besides their buttery-tender, juicy, hand-cut steaks. All of their side dishes are made from scratch on site, including all of their salad dressings. Even their green beans are smothered in a rich bath of bacon and onions, making them jump right into the stars in flavor. Now let me talk about their steaks. I ordered their 10-oz Ft. Worth ribeye, and it was done exactly to my specifications, and it is one of the best steaks I have ever had when I order out. It was so tender I could almost cut it with a fork. One word of caution: don’t use their signature Texas Golden steak sauce. It is just plain awful. Ask for their A-1 or Heinz if …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The Jack Corkey Memorial Aquathon has been postponed.
If you're looking for fun holiday events, shopping and more, there's plenty happening in and around Herndon. SATURDAY • Extended Shopping Hours at The Closet - Herndon thrift store The Closet will have extended holiday hours Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Jimmy's Downtown Chicken Dance - Jimmy Cirrito, owner of Jimmy's Old Town Tavern will do the chicken dance in his boxers in downtown Herndon at 2 p.m. to celebrate his King of the Wings win. • Herndon Model Train Show & W&OD Caboose - Visit the Herndon Model Train show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and take a tour of the caboose. The event happens Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well. • Jingle on Lake Anne - Lake Anne rings in the holidays with a petting zoo, children's activities…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Herndon congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spent the weekend collecting food for LINK Against Hunger. Members also completed service projects such as landscaping at Herndon Middle School where they were joined by Del. Tom Rust (R-86).
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Virginia Republican, U.S. Senate nominee, visited First Line Technology in Chantilly to listen to employee concerns over potential budget cuts and to tour the facility.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate George Allen visited Chantilly-based First Line Technology, a small business defense contractor, Tuesday to discuss possible defense cuts. Federal budget cuts of $1 trillion could occur in January if Congress does not reach a compromise on the federal budget. Half of those cuts could impact the department of defense and other contractors, including First Line Technology. Allen, campaigning for his old seat in the U.S. Senate, discussed those concerns with Amit Kapoor, president of First Line Technology, and Randy Sakowitz, vice president. Allen asked them what concerns they had with the current budget situation. Kapoor voiced his concerns about the Department of Defense not being able to purchase the …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Topaz Vaulters is a team of vaulters, who perform gymnastics and dance on the back of a moving horse, based in Chantilly.
Friday, May 11, 2012
The first ever Chantilly Day Festival will feature a car show, live entertainment, business expo, children's fair, parade and more.
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Friday, May 11, 2012
The first ever Chantilly Day Festival will be a large-scale community event at the Sully Place Shopping Center on Saturday, May 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will include a parade along Metrotech Drive, a Taste of Chantilly restaurant celebration, a children’s fair, stage performances, a car show, business expo, awards ceremony, sunset concert and more. More than 100 community businesses are participating in the event, as well as Sully Plantation, Udvar-Hazy Center, and representatives from Chantilly, France. "Chantilly Day is a great way for area businesses to say thank you to our community for supporting us every day," said Saharnaz Farivar of SF Design Group, whose original idea to celebrate the businesses, arts, education and …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Fairfax County Police are investigating the death of a Herndon man while he was at work in Chantilly.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, May 7, 2012
Fairfax County Police were called to the scene of a workplace accident in the 4100 block of Lafayette Center Drive in Chantilly on Sunday, May 6 at about 3 p.m. Police received a report of an accident involving a forklift operator. During the initial investigation, police and detectives determined that Gerardo Santiago Paulette Ruiz, 47, of Herndon, was operating a forklift in a warehouse area. Police say he attempted to pass through a doorway and the forklift struck an overhead beam, which became dislodged and fell on Ruiz. He was pronounced dead at the scene.