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Private school seeks neighborhood support for expansion plans

Private school seeks neighborhood support for expansion plans

The private Westminster School, at 3819 Gallows Rd., Annandale, is planning a major expansion—to include a new building for its preschool program and a new athletic field with synthetic turf—and is urging nearby residents to support its efforts.

At the annual meeting of the Broyhill Crest Community Association March 21, Head of School Ellis Glover urged people to disregard a flyer left at their doors asking them to urge the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to reject Westminster’s expansion proposal. The board will consider the matter at a public hearing March 29.

The Capital Home and Garden Show Gears Up for a Big Weekend

The Capital Home and Garden Show Gears Up for a Big Weekend

Preparations are well underway at the Dulles Expo Center for this weekend's Capital Home & Garden Show. The show starts this Friday, February 25th and runs through Sunday, February 27th. This marks the 15th Capital Home and Garden Show and show manager, Alyson Caplan, is looking forward to hosting her first spring show after holding a successful fall show this past September. “This is the time of year people are planning spring projects,” said Caplan.

Win a Free Wedding, Eat at Pajama Brunch, and Take a Carriage Ride This Weekend

Win a Free Wedding, Eat at Pajama Brunch, and Take a Carriage Ride This Weekend

Looking for something fun to do this Valentine’s Day weekend? Whether you are single and ready to mingle, married, engaged, or just want something fun to do, Reston Town Center is sure to have something for you to do this upcoming weekend. Carol Nahorniak, the Creative Director of Myers Public Relations, says with the Valentine's Day holiday weekend approaching, “The restaurants will be packed.” Besides grabbing a bite to eat, she told us about all the different events happening this weekend at the Reston Town Center.

Here are some highlights:

Valentine’s Gift Wrapping at Appalachian Spring

Gold's Gym Offering Couples Workouts

Gold's Gym Offering Couples Workouts

Sweat it out with your sweetie!  Gold’s gym Opens their gyms for “More Love, Less Handles” couples’ workouts

Gold’s Gym works with leading sex and relationship expert to create four workouts to up the intensity, communication, trust and intimacy in your relationship

Activities commemorate President Lincoln's Grand Review

Activities commemorate President Lincoln's Grand Review

Planning is well under way for the Nov. 12, 2011 re-enactment of President Lincoln’s Grand Review in Bailey’s Crossroads, and several events associated with this commemoration will take place next month.

The original Grand Review of the Army of the Potomac consisted of 70,000 soldiers divided into seven marching divisions. The sesquicentennial re-enactment, being organized by the Lincoln at the Crossroads Alliance, will consist of approximately 5,000 people portraying soldiers and civilians divided into five marching divisions. Each division will be headed by a ceremonial detachment and marching band representing one of the five uniformed services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard). The parade will also include a large contingent of active personnel from the U.S. Armed Forces and Virginia National Guard.

Fairfax Park Authority Provides Places to Embrace Winter

Fairfax Park Authority Provides Places to Embrace Winter

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Although winter weather is often associated with traffic delays, sore backs, and broken shovels, many adults are just as eager as their children for the season's first snow to fall. Some people even argue that winter is the best time of year to visit Fairfax County parks. With crowds thinned like trees which have lost their leaves, visitors can savor the solitude found in quiet forests and meadows. There are numerous ways to enjoy the "off-season" in the parks. Here are a few:

Click into cross-country skis or snap on snowshoes and explore some of the 300 plus miles of trail maintained by the Park Authority. Take a birding guidebook along to identify the birds you see.

Wax up a sled and shoot down your favorite hill. (To protect fairways and greens, Fairfax County Park Authority golf courses prohibit sledding.)

Bull Run Regional Park Brings Residents the Festival of Lights

Bull Run Regional Park Brings Residents the Festival of Lights

Bull Run Regional Park has transformed into a Christmas light wonderland. Come out and enjoy the Festival of Lights, and Winter Wonderland Holiday Village from now until January 9.

The Festival of Lights is a 2.5 mile drive-through display of more than 75,000 lights, with different scenes from your favorite disney movies, Santa Claus, toy soldiers, gingerbread men and more. The Festival of Lights is open from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and until 10 p.m. on Fridays through Sundays.

Once you finish driving through the lights you end at the Holiday village, which includes carnival games and rides, an ice skating rink and live entertainment. The village is open from 5:30-10 p.m. Fridays through Sundays.

Bull Run Regional Park is located at 7700 Bull Run Drive in Centreville, VA. The cost is $15-$20 per car and carnival tickets are $1.25 or $16 for all you can ride.