Vienna/Oakton News

Vienna/Oakton News


Homes Sold Faster and Prices Jumped More

Median sold price for a home in August reached $700,000 in Northern Virginia

Even though sales declined regionally and nationally, inventory was lower and prices grew faster in the Northern Virginia real estate market than nationally in August, according to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors.

PRS Reaches Spanish Speakers with Content and Outreach

PRS, a behavioral health nonprofit serving Northern Virginia which operates as the Regional Crisis Call Center for most of Virginia, has enhanced its offerings and outreach to the Northern Virginia Spanish speaking community.

Fairfax City Receives $1 Million Tree Grant

For 36 consecutive years, Fairfax City has been recognized as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. And now, a $1 million grant recently awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service will help the City continue to grow and maintain its urban forest.

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High Side and Mara Holding Pinktoberfest

Fun event to raise money to fight breast cancer.

Two Old Town Fairfax businesses, High Side and Mara Hair and Mode Studio, are joining together for the third consecutive year to fight breast cancer with a community-centered event.

September Is Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention month, but it is always time to raise awareness, strengthen the dialogue and remind individuals, friends and families about resources that are available.

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Nature’s Late Summer Bounty

Nature’s fresh produce market is open with its bounty of late season offerings of nectar, fruits, and nuts for insects, birds, and mammals.

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Professionals Learn More About Native Plants

Native plants may be climate change survivors

Imagine a world without forests. Lands unable to control soil erosion, filter and clean water, control temperatures, store carbon, provide building materials, produce food and medicines, or soothe the soul with the sound of rustling leaves.

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Never Forget

City to mark anniversary of 9-11 attacks.

“We claim this ground in remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001. To honor the 184 people whose lives were lost, their families, and all who sacrifice that we may live in freedom. We will never forget.” — Pentagon 9-11 Memorial inscription.

Public Comment on Greenway Toll Increase Request Now Open

Greenway operator seeks 40% increase during peak morning and afternoon hours from $5.80 to $8.10.

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Virginia Conservation Assistance Program

Cost-share program offers up to 80 percent of eligible project funds.

A Virginia Conservation Assistance Program presented by the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts is offering property owners in Fairfax County an urban cost-share program.

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SPARC of Vienna Competes in Reston’s Cardboard Boat Regatta

FVCbank donates to SPARC.

SPARC clients become successful boatwrights.

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New Hunter Mill Road Bridge Open in Vienna

Drivers on Hunter Mill Road (Route 674) no longer have to yield to oncoming traffic in order to cross Colvin Run, as the new two-lane bridge opened to traffic in both directions last week on Aug. 9.

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Community Roundups

Sneak Peek at the McLean Design Guidelines, September 2023; Household Well Water Quality Testing Program- Mon. Aug. 7, 5:30 p.m.

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From Aqualung at Wolftrap This Month, Ian Anderson’s Rock Flute Delivers

The flute is the core of Jethro Tull’s deep-sea diver sounds.

By Mike Salmon

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Vienna Harper To Compete in Irish World Championships

12-year-old Learned to play by ear.

Veronica Sachse, 12 of Vienna, is heading to the world championships of traditional Irish music in Mullingar, Ireland.