Providing handicapped-accessible fishing boats for use by veterans.
UCM renames itself as United Community.
Church donates proceeds to charities.
Volume of residents’ complaints rising.
Couple manages River Bend Bistro & Wine Bar.
1,500-foot breakwater being constructed.
Townhouse project seeks plan amendment for eight-acre site on Richmond Highway.
Local forum highlights opportunities and challenges.
Corbett Sanders reviews current educational issues.
Supervisor Storck evaluates his office’s accomplishments.
MVCCA committees review applications.
Ada Singletary serves as Grand Marshal of the parade.
Mount Vernon at Home gains new executive director.
Capital Caring offers hospice care and grief counseling.
Creating an opportunity for dialogue on issues facing the community.
Matos cites maintaining public’s trust.
Iconic volunteer dies, June 23, 1925 - June 11, 2017.
University of Virginia seminar studies tension between “The Science & Lived Experience of Autism.”
Despite a recent surge in attention and research over the past decade about autism, controversy exists.
Former delegate dies at 92.
Former GAO Auditor Frank Medico never ever forgot his original role in public service: guardian of the public treasury as a GAO auditor.
Its mission is to help needy students with learning disabilities.
“The Gunston Hall School” foundation that donates money to financially needy students with learning disabilities, has origins going back to 1892
Original Mount Vernon High School reopens for teens after 30 years.
The Original Mount Vernon High School Gym is once again going to be used by teens, only this time as a part of the existing Teen Center at the South County Government Center. The gym is located across the road from the South County Government Center and completes the current Teen Center with a full-size gym and basketball courts.
Celebrating Community Day and 40th anniversary of Mount Vernon Hospital.
Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital partnered to co-sponsor Community Day and the hospital’s 40th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24. This is the fourth year the chamber sponsored a Community Day to recognize and celebrate local businesses, non-profits and Mount Vernon and Lee residents. Since Mount Vernon Hospital was planning to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the chamber decided to join celebrating Community Day simultaneously with Mount Vernon hospital.
Anna Urman, a consulting advisor to small businesses, discussed "Government Contracting for Small Business" at the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation’s (SFDC) Business Roundtable Session on Sept. 1 at the Holiday Inn Express on Richmond Highway.
Harvest Assembly Baptist Church encourages school success.
Hundreds of children participated in Harvest Assembly Baptist Church’s 8th annual Back to School Festival on Sept. 3.
Promoting a sense of community.
Mount Vernon's Neighborhood Friends Picnic attracted hundreds of neighborhood friends and contributing members who live within the original five-farm estate of President George Washington.
MGM officials brief local chamber on National Harbor Hotel and Casino.
A Vegas-type luxury hotel and casino owned and operated by the MGM Resorts International — soon to open for business on the shores of the Potomac River’s National Harbor — was discussed at a Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting on Thursday, Aug. 11
Seminar addresses online ratings.
Local business people learned the benefits of using social media as an online marketing tool during last week’s Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC)-hosted education seminar.
Day services for stroke victims available to residents in the Route 1 corridor.
After suffering from a stroke, concussion, or other brain injury, victims and their family and friends commonly look for professional care to develop independent living skills and to provide supportive and understanding care on the way to recovery.
Frey is in his fourth eight-year term.
Addressing the July 14 Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast meeting, John T. Frey, Clerk of the Circuit Court, reviewed the duties and responsibilities of his office and answered questions.
County studying original Mount Vernon High School’s 10.6 acre building site and 30 acres of athletic fields.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has begun exploring the revitalization of the Original Mount Vernon High School (OMVHS), a 10.6 acre building facility and its 30 acres of athletic fields.
Next meeting set for July 25.
Embark Richmond Highway is a multiyear transportation design effort managed by Fairfax County involving land use and transportation planning, design, and construction activities that will result in a bus rapid transit (BRT) system from Huntington to Fort Belvoir along Richmond Highway.
...and commitment to constituents.
Daniel Storck was elected Mount Vernon supervisor last November, replacing 28-year veteran Gerald Hyland, who retired rather than run for an 8th term.
As Life Chamber Member.
Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber honored John McAllorum as a Life Chamber Member at its June 9 breakfast meeting at the Belle Haven Country Club. McAllorum has been a member of the chamber since 1981.
Beltrante fears for oversight board’s future.
The Police Practices Review Commission’s recommendation to create a Citizens Police Oversight Board may be in trouble, according to Nick Beltrante, executive director of the Citizens Coalition for Police Accountability (CCPA).
Almost a decade of service.
The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens Associations formally thanked the volunteer efforts of two committee chairs, David and Catherine Voorhees, who announced recently that they intend to move to Delaware in June.
As a seventh grader growing up in Long Island, current Mount Vernon resident Ron Fitzsimmons missed 60 days of school because he was too embarrassed to go. After his father abandoned them, Fitzsimmons’ family survived on welfare, but only just.
Recognizing 85 years of public service.
The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens Associations (MVCCA) honored retiring elected officials U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8), state Sen. Linda “Toddy” Puller (D-36) and Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerald Hyland on Sept. 23.
Growing priorities for Richmond Highway corridor.
The unanswered question is whether or not Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) has the tools, independence, and support to achieve its mission of economic development and revitalization.
Tom Calhoun first opened his Calhoun Hams/Meat Market in 1980 at the Alexandria Farmers’ Market at Market Square in Old Town. It continues as a mainstay of the Saturday market today.
SFDC hosts business roundtable.
Assisting veterans, women, and minorities in starting, growing, and sustaining a small business was the focus the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation’s (SFDC) 5th Business Roundtable Speaker Series on Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Springhill Suites Hotel on Richmond Highway.
Her donation was given in memory of her late husband, Lt. Colonel Gary F. Smith.
The Fairfax County Park Foundation, a charitable organization which supports the Fairfax County Park Authority, is honoring Ann Smith with a 2015 Eakin Philanthropy Award. In memory of her late husband, Lt. Colonel Gary F. Smith, Ann Smith worked with the Park Authority and Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerald Hyland to identify Grist Mill Soccer Field #5 for renovation into a state-of-the-art synthetic turf soccer field and renamed the field as the Lt. Colonel Gary F. Smith Memorial Field.
During the Gum Springs Community Day Celebration on Saturday, June 20, the Gum Springs community paid special tribute to the Mount Vernon District Police force.