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Love Books? GMU Has Something For You

Here is a look at what book lovers can expect at the eighth annual Fall For the Book Festival at George Mason University. The festival began yesterday....


By Focus on Fairfax | September 28, 2006; 12:31 PM ET | Email a Comment

World Police and Fire Games Here in 2013?

Officials from the biennial games, which pit athletes from public safety departments from around the world against each other, are in Fairfax to check out what the county has to offer in the way of facilities for the 2013 competition....


By Focus on Fairfax | September 8, 2006; 01:07 PM ET | Email a Comment

4th of July Events

A listing of July 4th events and fireworks locations is in today's Fairfax Extra.


By | June 29, 2006; 10:42 AM ET | Email a Comment

Fairfax: The 2006 Guide

An Introduction To The Guide Trying to make sense of Fairfax? Join our club. To help newcomers learn and old-timers discover new possibilities, here's The Guide for 2006. We know how easy it is to get confused here, because there are about a million people -- more people than seven states have -- and trying to make sense of the governing machinery can be tricky. The local governments include those of the county and two cities, the City of Fairfax and the City of Falls Church, each with its own idiosyncrasies and treasures. What you'll find in these pages is our attempt to lead you to old favorites you had not thought of for a while or to what might become favorites. There's golfing and fishing and biking and walking, just to name a few leisure pursuits. If you have students in the family, there's a place within the county...


By | April 28, 2006; 09:51 AM ET | Email a Comment

Please Read: Rules Issued for Commenting on Fairfax Focus Blog

Some readers of this blog have recently raised questions about the role of The Washington Post in policing Fairfax Focus. I have deleted a few blog posts because they did not meet The Post's standards for fairness. For more clarity about how to play by the rules, Jim Brady, the executive editor of has posted a message explaining the rules for readers participating in the site's Live Online discussions, discussion forums and for posting comments on the company's blogs. The complete list of rules is here. --Steve Fehr, Fairfax Extra Editor...


By | February 17, 2006; 01:06 PM ET | Email a Comment

And We'll Have Fun, Fun, Fun 'Til the Legislative Session Begins

This just in from the Governor-elect's office:Governor-Elect Tim Kaine Announces That Tickets to the Inaugural Concert and Inaugural Ball Are Available for the General Public to Purchase Richmond - Governor-elect Tim Kaine announced today that tickets to the Inaugural Concert featuring the Beach Boys on Friday, January 13th and the Inaugural Balls on Saturday, January 14th are now available to the general public for purchase.  The Inaugural Committee also announced that a heated tent, with large-screen TVs and a live feed of the swearing in ceremony, will be available to help accommodate more people, who want to attend the unique and historic Inauguration....


By | January 5, 2006; 01:28 PM ET | Email a Comment

Transportation Authority Hosts Open House

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority has released the following statement about an open house Tuesday evening at Marshall High School in the Falls Church area: TAKE ACTION WITH TRANSACTION 2030NVTA invites public to comment on 2030 transportation plan update. Free SmarTrip Cards to first 25 attendees! Arlington, VA -- The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) invites the public to an open house and public hearing on December 6, 2005 at: George C. Marshall High School - 7731 Leesburg Pike - Falls Church, VA 22043Open House 5:00 pm to 7:30 pmPresentation at 6:00 pm & 7:00 pmPublic Hearing and Comment Period 7:30 pm--West Falls Church Metro Station and Metrobus routes 28A & 28B--The NVTA will present the initial results of a year-long study of the entire Northern Virginia transportation system starting with current conditions in 2005 and projecting conditions for 2030 that reflect the construction of planned improvements.  The NVTA seeks...


By | December 2, 2005; 12:22 PM ET | Email a Comment

Want To Work For The County?

The county government will sponsor a career fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at the county Government Center in the Fair Oaks area. Potential job seekers can get information about working for Fairfax County, the types of jobs available, requirements for getting hired and benefits....


By | November 4, 2005; 05:27 AM ET | Email a Comment

Talk on Same Sex Marriage Wednesday

The George Mason University School of Law will host a symposium on same-sex marriage from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Room 201 at the law school, 3301 Fairfax Dr., Arlington. The symposium will be moderated by James W. Dyke Jr. and includes state Dels. Adam P. Ebbin (D-Arlington) and Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William). A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public....


By Steve Fehr | October 18, 2005; 05:58 AM ET | Email a Comment

Plane Pull Today at Dulles

The annual plane pull and Dulles Day family festival will be held today at Dulles International Airport....


By Steve Fehr | October 1, 2005; 06:31 AM ET | Email a Comment

McLean Community Dialogue Set For Sept. 29

The annual McLean "community connections dialogue" will be held Sept. 29 at the McLean Community Center, officials have announced. The theme for this year's dialogue is, "When values and principles are at stake, do we give up community harmony?"...


By | September 22, 2005; 10:00 AM ET | Email a Comment

Take Your Pick: Festivals This Weekend in Centreville, Falls Church, Mount Vernon and Reston

Four festivals are planned this weekend in the county and city of Falls Church....


By Steve Fehr | September 16, 2005; 07:14 AM ET | Email a Comment

Annual Book Festival Starts Wednesday at GMU

Nearly 90 top authors and performers are scheduled to attend the eight-day Fall for the Book Festival to be held Sept. 14-21 at George Mason University in Fairfax. Novelist Pat Conroy will receive the first Fall for the Book prize, which festival organizers said celebrates an author "who has made extraordinary contributions to bringing literature to a wide reading public." Conroy wrote "Beach Music," "The Prince of Tides," "The Great Santini" and other works....


By Steve Fehr | September 12, 2005; 07:00 AM ET | Email a Comment

Fairfax City Remembers Sept. 11

Fairfax City has scheduled a 7 p.m. remembrance for Sept. 11 next Sunday at the Veterans Amphitheater next to City Hall, 10455 Armstrong Street....


By | September 1, 2005; 10:30 AM ET | Email a Comment

County 9-11 Remembrance Set

Fairfax County will host its annual Sept. 11, 2001 remembrance ceremony at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the county Government Center, officials announced today. Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D), fire chief Michael Neuhard and police chief David Rohrer are scheduled to deliver remarks remembering the terrorist attacks of 9-11 on Washington and New York....


By Steve Fehr | August 30, 2005; 05:17 PM ET | Email a Comment


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