Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Four $2,000 scholarships were awarded.
The Dulles Chapter of AARP presented four $2,000 scholarships to two undergraduate students, one masters student and one doctoral nursing student at George Mason University on Nov. 14. All the scholarship recipients are interested and passionate about serving older adults and are part of GMU's geriatrics study program. AARP Dulles works to raise money for students in the program through its annual Classic Car Show. This year's Classic Car Show major sponsors were in attendance for the scholarship awards, including Wiygul Automotive and Griffin-Owens Insurance. [Want to stay on top of news in Herndon? Sign up for our weekly, daily or breaking news emails.]
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney will square off on domestic policy Wednesday.
With the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney taking place Wednesday night, some may wonder about the importance of the debates to the American people and the election. “Debates are key events particularly for undecided voters in this election cycle who are persuadable at this point,” said Mark Rozell, professor of Public Policy at George Mason University in Fairfax. The debate, on domestic policy, airs live at 9 p.m. ET from the University of Denver. Jim Lehrer of PBS' NewsHour, will moderate. According to CNN, in the 2008 presidential election, 60 percent of registered voters had already made their decision before viewing the debates. However, a recent CNN poll showed that 57 percent of…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The annual literary festival runs Wednesday to Sunday at venues across the region.
More than 125 writers, including novelists, poets, journalists, historians and children's book authors, will participate in the 14th annual Fall for the Book Festival Wednesday through Sunday at locations throughout the D.C. Metro area. This year's headliners include: A complete schedule is available online, and can be viewed by date or searched by category. The categories are Award Winner, Business & Finance, Children's & Young Adult, Cooking, Education, Environmentalism, Fiction, Folklore, History & Biography, Memoir, Philosophy & Religion, Poetry, Politics & Current Affairs and Science & Medicine. The complete program may be downloaded in pdf format. In addition to author appearances — all participating authors are listed on the …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Event at GMU will draw regional, national biking experts
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Monday, September 17, 2012
In the wake of the completion of Fairfax County's Countywide Master Bicycle Transportation Plan, and as a component of addressing county transportation shortfalls, Fairfax Advocates for Better Biking (FABB), George Mason University, and Fairfax County are joining together to sponsor the county's inaugural Bike Summit. The summit will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Attendance is limited to 200 people, who can register online . The Town of Herndon released an FAQ on the master bicycle plan in July that can be found here. The Fairfax Bike Summit will bring together citizens, elected officials, bicyclists, bicycle organizations, bike shops, community organizations and transportation professionals to discuss: Attendees will also hear from…
Monday, September 10, 2012
It was a bright, sunny day for the 11th annual AARP Dulles Classic Car Show and first ever Grandparents Day Celebration on Sunday. The event, held in downtown Herndon, included many antique and classic cars, swing dancers from Gottaswing, doo-wop music by the Chorus of the Old Dominion, NOVA Roller Derby girls, hula hoops, food and much more. The Grandparents Day Celebration, held downtown outside ArtSpace, included games for children, parents and grandparents to play together, such as marbles, jump rope and more. The day also included a performance by Sun Dance. The car show benefits nursing students studing gerontology at George Mason University.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Local educators say more cooperation and collaboration needed in Virginia to prepare for changing job market.
This is the second of a two part series about the Feb. 25, 2012, joint retreat of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County School Board. Part I, Board of Supervisors, School Board Team Up, was published Monday. __________ Providing a skilled work force for the next decade is going to require collaboration between public school systems, community colleges and four-year universities, according to local educators. Dana Kauffman, director of College Government Affairs at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), said local communities need to grow their own front-line work force. He addressed the joint retreat of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and School Board Saturday. A 2011 study conducted by Dr. Stephen …