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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Monumental Theatre offers a thoroughly enjoyable staging of 'Pippin'

Tiziano D’Affuso and Kaitlin Kemp in Pippin. [R.J. Pavel].
By David Siegel

Yes, there is magic done at Monumental Theatre’s nifty production of “Pippin,” appearing through the end of the month in Alexandria. It is spunky, buoyant, and engaging from the moment the first notes of “Magic to Do” are played.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tenants sought for new building in Annandale

The glass-walled building under construction on Little River Turnpike next to the building that housed the now-closed Palace Restaurant will have three tenants – most likely restaurants or retail shops.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Administrative team named for Justice High School

Outgoing Justice High School Principal Penny Gros announced several new administrators for the school July 15.

“Part of my responsibilities over the last few weeks has been to fill vacancies on our administrative team to ensure that we have our administrative team ready to go to support Principal Eck,” Gros wrote in an email to the community.

Maria Eck, the principal of Poe Middle School, begins her new position as principal of Justice High School on July 23. Gros has been promoted to the position of executive principal for Fairfax County Public Schools’ Region 2.  

State innovation grant awarded to Justice High School

Justice High School is the only Fairfax County public school to receive a 2018 high school innovation grant from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

The $50,000 grant covers the second year of funding to support a program at Justice High School that prepares students with limited English language skills to succeed academically and professionally.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

School supply drives under way

A donation box.
The school year ended just a few weeks ago, but it’s already time to start thinking about school supplies for the next term.

The nonprofit organization Britepaths has already launched its annual back-to-school drive to benefit needy students in Annandale, Falls Church, and Fairfax public schools.

Britepaths is asking the public to donate backpacks, calculators, and funds. The organization’s goal is to provide supplies for at least 2,500 students who attend schools in the Justice High School and Fairfax High School pyramids and other select schools, including Poe Middle School.

Suspects sought by police

Larceny suspect.
Fairfax County Police report a man was “touching himself in front of children” inside the Giant at 7137 Columbia Pike in Annandale at about 2 p.m. on July 11. The suspect is described as black, in his early 20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall, and 170 pounds.

In other police news, FCPD is searching for the man in the photo who tried to use a stolen credit card to buy several Apple products at the Best Buy in Bailey’s Crossroads and the Target in the Skyline Center. 

Anyone who can identify either of these suspects is urged to call 703-691-2131.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Thousands of Fairfax County residents will get health coverage under Medicaid expansion

The Virginia General Assembly (Virginia-Pilot)
Beginning in January 2019, approximately 28,000 uninsured individuals in Fairfax County could be eligible for healthcare coverage, thanks to the efforts of the General Assembly to finally approve a Medicaid expansion measure as part of the state budget.

The measure ensures the most vulnerable people, including the elderly, disabled, children, and people with low-paying jobs, have access to medical care. Nearly 40,000 people will benefit from the new program across the state.