Great Falls: Groundwater Cleanup Continues
GFCA responds to latest figures from gas additive spill; eyesore continues to plague Great Falls.
In the last three months, about 27 pounds of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) have been removed from the groundwater as a result of the leak from the former Exxon Station at 9901 Georgetown Pike.
New Cycle Studio Brings Fitness and Fun to Great Falls
“A Party on a Bike” comes to Great Falls.
Grab a bike and a bottle of water. Fitness is about to get fun.
Fairfax: Northern Virginia Training Center Property Put on Market
Facility for people with disabilities scheduled for March 2016 closure.
According to the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, 63 residents still live and receive treatment at the Northern Virginia Training Center, located in Fairfax alongside Braddock Road.
Fairfax County is offering a free six-week Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop Series. Learn and share positive strategies to better manage overall health, increase self-confidence and improve the skills you need to take control of your health and happiness! Tuesday, June 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, 450 Orchard Street, NW. Vienna. For more information, call 703-324-5489, TTY 711, or email email@example.com.
Therapeutic Sessions to Resume at Lift Me Up After Week of Turmoil
To honor his grandson Patrick, Stan Corey donated the lift that the Great Falls therapeutic riding program, Lift Me Up, will use to lift wounded warriors and heavier riders with disabilities safely onto horses.
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Lift Me Up Celebrates its 40th Anniversary in Great Falls
Horses assisted Camron Saba's preparation for Langley High School's crew team. "I love horses, I just like riding," said Camron, 15, a sophomore.
Letter: Supporting Deer Management
Letter to the Editor
To the Editor: Thank you for the excellent article on deer management in Fairfax County (“A Time to Hunt?” - Connection, February 18-24, 2015). One deer can carry 1,000 ticks, and approximately 25 percent of ticks in our county carry an infectious agent.
Great Falls Spa Offers an Alternative
Open house held at Fontaine de Jeunesse.
When Dr. Jeanette Coutin brought her Fontaine de Jeunesse medical spa to Great Falls in the summer of 2013, she was sure it would be a terrific location to offer services in the field of aesthetic medicine. She was right. "People in Great Falls are very conscious of their health," she said.
Vienna: Koshuta-less Madison Snaps Langley's 14-Game Win Streak
Junior guard McWeeney helps Warhawks avenge loss to Saxons without injured star forward.
The Madison girls' basketball team beat Langley 46-38 Friday.
Tell Teens ‘Things Will Get Better’
Fairfax High hosts meeting about youth suicide.
In light of recent suicides by students from Fairfax, Woodson and Langley high schools, Fairfax High hosted a meeting Nov. 19 to discuss the problem and search for solutions. The idea was to begin an ongoing exchange between parents, students, staff, community members and mental-health professionals.
Great Falls Residents Get Update on Toxic Plume
Only one of the three requested pumps to be installed for now.
Residents got an update about the methyl tert-butyl ether [MTBE] plume below the Georgetown Pike and Walker Road intersection last week. Officials from Kleinfelder and the Department of Environmental Quality talked about the removal of the toxic plume so far, assuring residents that their well water will remain clean throughout the cleanup efforts during a Great Falls Citizens Association Town Hall meeting on Nov. 11.
GFCA Wants to Speed Up MTBE Cleanup
Toxic plume heads towards nearby neighborhood.
The gasoline plume under Walker Road is worse than previously thought — and is moving in the direction of a nearby neighborhood.
For the past year, every three weeks I have been infused with a chemotherapy drug called Alimta, “the last miracle drug,” to quote my oncologist, and a drug with which I hadn’t previously been infused.
BrightView Opening Soon
A new assisted living community will be opening soon in Great Falls. When BrightView Assisted Living opens this month, it will already be half full with residents.